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Aboriginal
Programs that explore issues relating to aboriginal peoples, tell aboriginal stories or present an aboriginal perspective. At least one of the key creative positions (producer, writer or director) must be a person of aboriginal descent.

Animation
A program where the visual content has been computer generated or photographed by traditional animation methods (i.e. stop frame animation). There should be no “live action” elements in the program.

Children/Youth Productions
Any single production or series, either drama or non-fiction, that is clearly intended for the entertainment and/or education of children or youth.

Comedy
Any work intended to elicit laughter or provide humour. Includes all forms of comedy such as deadpan, slapstick, screwball, black comedy, farce, etc.)

Drama
Programs that include the portrayal of characters, settings, life situations and stories intended as entertainment for theatrical, television and/or home video release.

Experimental
Programs that are produced chiefly to express an artist’s point of view using unconventional practices and techniques.

Multicultural
Programs that explore the social, political, or cultural aspects of Canada’s visible minorities. This may be expressed in any program genre.

Performing Arts and Entertainment
Programs which use music and/or performance to entertain or showcase artistic achievement.

Documentary Categories
Programs with factual or non-fiction content, about real people, events, human issues, social and political concerns, and values realized in a thoughtful, entertaining and artistic manner.

Arts/Culture
Documentaries relating to the world of art & culture.

Biography
Documentaries which interpret and/or document the life of a person or persons.

History
Documentaries with predominately historical themes.

Nature/Environment
Documentaries that explore environmental issues and the natural world.

POV (point of view)
Documentaries with a personal, first person (filmmaker) narrative.

Science/Medicine
Documentaries that explore the scientific or medical arena with the intention of informing and educating.

Series
A minimum of six documentaries would be considered a series. Two episodes of a television series must be submitted to represent the series.

Short Subject
Documentaries under 30 minutes on any subject.

Social/Political
Documentaries about politics, social issues and current events.


CRAFT CATEGORIES:

Art Direction
Sometimes credited as the production designer, the art director is responsible for set design for ” in studio” and, whether studio or location creates the look for feel of the film or production. He/She creates settings that are compatible with other elements, eg: costumes and furnishings.

Directing (fiction)
Presented to the director(s) of a dramatic production.

Director (non fiction)
Presented to the director(s) of a documentary or other factual production.

Editing (fiction)
Presented to the editor(s) of a dramatic production.

Editing(non fiction)
Presented to the editor(s) of a documentary or other factual production.

Original Music (fiction)
Presented to a composer for best music score in a dramatic or fictional production.

Original Music (non fiction)
Presented to a composer for best music score in a documentary or other factual production.

Overall Sound (fiction)
Presented to the audio team (which may include sound recordist, location mixer, re-recording engineer, dialogue editor and sound/music editor(s), etc.) in a dramatic production.

Overall Sound (non fiction)
Presented to the audio team (which may include sound recordist, location mixer, re-recording engineer, dialogue editor and sound/music editor(s), etc.) in a documentary or other factual production.

Performance (female)
Presented to a female performer in a dramatic role.

Performance (male)
Presented to a male performer in a dramatic role.

Photography (fiction)
Presented to a director of photography, cinematographer or videographer in a dramatic production.

Photography (non fiction)
Presented to a director of photography, cinematographer or videographer in a documentary or other factual production.

Research
This award is designed to recognize the contribution and role of the researcher in documentary production. It can be awarded for content/story research and/or archival stockshot research.

Writing/Script (fiction)
Presented for a screenplay or script written for a dramatic or fictional production.

Writing/Script (non fiction)
Presented for script/narration written for a documentary or other factual production.

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