2017 Screen Nova Scotia Awards

Updated: April 24, 2017

A Sweet Release...

Screen Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the nominees for the 3rd annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, taking place Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Schooner Room at Casino Nova Scotia.

“Every year Screen Nova Scotia members attract millions in investment, create thousands of jobs, and share our stories to audiences in more than a hundred countries around the world.” said Erika Beatty, Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia. “These awards celebrate the talent, creativity and vision that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia film, television, and digital animation.”

Notable awards include the ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Digital Animators of Nova Scotia Award, along with Screen Nova Scotia awards for best television, film, and animation.

New this year is the Community Recognition Award, which celebrates key community members who consistently make great things happen for our industry. This year’s award recipient will be Dave Myatt, who for many years acted as an ambassador between the film community and the south end neighborhood of Halifax, home to the Atlantic School of Theology where Dave worked for more than 17 years.

The event will be hosted by the legendary comedy duo Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison. (see details below)

"We're thrilled to be hosting the Screen Nova Scotia Awards,” said co-host, Bette MacDonald. “It's going to be a great party!  As hosts, our plan is to have as much fun as we possibly can until we're asked to leave."

The nominees for the Screen Nova Scotia awards are:

Best Feature Film
Ariyah & Tristan's Inevitable Break-Up (Koumbie)
Exit Thread (Winter Light Productions)
Weirdos (Hold Fast Pictures)
Werewolf (Grassfire Films)

Best Documentary Film
My Life So Far (Nova Productions)
Perfume War (Loud Baby Productions)
Play Your Gender (Stephanie Clattenberg)
Quebec My Country Mon Pays (John Walker Productions)

Best Short Film
Black Cop (Black Rabbit Entertainment)
Fish (Heather Young)
How You Turned Into A Fish (Jenna Marks Films)
Hustle & Heart (Koumbie)

Best Animated Series
Kulipari – Army of Frogs (Cartoon Conrad)
Little People (DHX Media)
Pickle & Peanut (Copernicus Studio)
Teen Titans Go (Copernicus Studio)

Best Television Series
Mr. D (Topsail Entertainment)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (DHX – Hour Productions)
Trailer Park Boys (Sunnyvale Productions)
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park (TPB OTP Productions)

The nominees for the Digital Animators of Nova Scotia (DANS) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation are:

DataMine (Animator Tim Tracey; Tim Tracey Animation)
Gummi (Animator Jeff Smith; DHX Studios)
Kulipari – Army of Frogs (Animator Jered MacPhee; Cartoon Conrad)

Individual tickets and group tables are currently on sale on Screen Nova Scotia’s website: www.screennovascotia.com.

Nominees for the ACTRA Awards and the Film Crew Excellence Award will be announced shortly – stay tuned!


A Sweet Release...

Posted: April 18, 2017

On Thursday, May 4th, we invite you to join us at Casino Nova Scotia to recognize the incredible talent, determination, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia film, television, and digital media.

We’re excited to announce that the legendary comedy duo, Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison, will join forces as our hosts for the evening!

Bette is a Gemini award winner and a multiple Canadian Screen Award and Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee. She has starred in two CBC television series and has been a guest on many including, This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Made in Canada. Bette has hosted the East Coast Music Awards telecast and was a long-time headliner at the Halifax Comedy Festival. Currently, Bette plays Trudy Walsh, the outspoken school secretary on CBC TV's hit comedy, Mr. D.

Maynard is a founding member of the Rise and Follies of Cape Breton Island and The Cape Breton Summertime Revue. He is an accomplished stage director and a popular event emcee, who has appeared on radio, television and stages from Glace Bay to Vancouver. Maynard is a favourite of the Halifax Comedy Fest. For the past ten years, Bette and Maynard have starred together in Tis The Season, a live hit comedy show that has been playing to sold out venues and rave reviews.


Tickets are available online NOW via the Screen Nova Scotia website

Individual tickets: $20.00 +HST
* Please note: individual tickets do not include reserved seating.

Group table: $350 + HST
* Group tables include reserved seating for 10 people.

Tickets are limited and last year’s show was a sold out event! If you have any questions about tickets or the awards, please contact Yalitsa or call (902) 229-1499.


Nominees for the Screen Nova Scotia Awards, the ACTRA Awards, the Film Crew Excellence Award and the D.A.N.S. Award will be announced soon – stay tuned!

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