CSC Awards

The Annual Awards Gala occur each spring. This competitive event is open to all cinematographers. Nominees and winners in various categories are chosen by jury and then honoured by the CSC for their outstanding work in cinematography.

The call for entries to the 2021 Awards is now closed. The 2021 Awards are being planned currently for fall of 2021, we will have more updates soon. The 2020 Awards were held virtually due to COVID-19.

Media is a global industry and Canadian cinematographers have taken a major role on the world stage. While Canadian productions are gaining recognition internationally, foreign producers are also taking advantage of the skilled craftspeople that our national talent pool can provide. The CSC Awards recognize the world class work being created at home and abroad by Canadian cinematographers.

Below is a list of each category represented at the awards. The CSC invites both member and non-member cinematographers to enter their work each year.

Click here for a description of each category.

Theatrical Feature

Feature (non-theatrical)

Dramatic Series – Commercial

Dramatic Series Non-Commercial

Commercials – Fritz Spiess Award

Documentary (long form) – Robert Brooks Award

Documentary (short form)

Children’s / Youth Programming

Web Series (Fiction)

Music Video

Branded Content

Web Series (Non-Fiction)

Comedy Series

Dramatic Short

Camera Assistant

Student Cinematography

CSC Awards by Year

Browse Award Ceremony details, including winners and nominees, as well as video clips and more by selecting a year below:


Previous Award Coverage

View more details about previous winners through our CSC Publications:


Our annual Gala is a central event for the film and television industry in Canada. With 350 guests each year, the cocktail hour, dinner, awards and post-awards reception at Arcadian Court in Toronto are a wonderful way for vendors to mingle with members of our society. Our sponsors are an integral part of making the Gala the success that it is, and we welcome new sponsors to join us.