WIFT-T’s Crystal Awards celebrate excellence in the screen-based industry. The 2016 Crystal Award Gala Luncheon took place at Arcadian Court on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Since 1988, the annual Crystal Awards have promoted and celebrated the outstanding achievements of Canadian women and men in screen-based media. To date, more than 130 industry leaders have received a WIFT-T Crystal Award.

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CBC NEWS RENEWALHost of the 2016 Crystal Awards, Marcia Young!

The 2016 WIFT-T Crystal Award winners are:


Creative Excellence Award


Michelle Crespi photo Creative Excellence AwardSQMichelle Crespi


Digital Trailblazer Award


Barbara Bailie, Director, Applications Solutions, DHX MediaBarbara Bailie


Mentorship Award


Deborah Osborne


Outstanding Achievement in Business Award


Tracey Pearce photo Outstanding Achievement in BusinessSQTracey Pearce

Special Jury Award of Distinction


Patricia Ellingson revised photo Special Jury of Distinction AwardSQPatricia Ellingson

Thank you to our 2016 jury: Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC; Dianne Schwalm, VP Development, New Franchise Media Inc.; and Anne Marie La Traverse, President, Pink Sky Entertainment. The Crystal Awards jury is made up of past Crystal Award winners and other industry experts.

Photos from past Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon

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