2023 WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards

36th WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards and Luncheon Gala - November 22, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the 36th anniversary of the incredible WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards. This year's luncheon gala is set to take place on Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023.

Join us as we celebrate exceptional leaders in the screen-based industry at our brand-new venue, the fabulous Fairmont Royal York Hotel!

The Crystal Awards, established in 1988, is WIFT Toronto’s annual tribute gala to individuals making significant contributions to Canadian screen-based media industry. Since its inception over three and a half decades ago, more than 175 esteemed individuals have been recognized for their excellence in creativity, innovation, leadership, and their commitment to mentoring the next generation of industry creators and leaders.

  • Creative Excellence – Marilyn Denis, Radio/Podcast Host
  • International Achievement – Missy Peregrym, Actress
  • Innovation Trailblazer – Neishaw Ali, Founding Partner, President, and Executive Producer, SPIN VFX
  • Mentorship – Margot Daley, Unscripted Producer, Series Producer, Director, and Senior Story Edi
  • Outstanding Achievement in Business – Victoria Harding, Executive Director, Directors Guild of Canada – Ontario
  • Jury Award of Distinction – Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

2023 HOST

We're pleased to share that broadcaster and co-anchor of CP24 BreakfastJennifer Hsiung, will be hosting WIFT+ Toronto's 36th Annual Crystal Awards Gala on November 22, 2023, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto!


WIFT Toronto thanks the following 36th Annual Crystal Awards sponsors and partners for their support:

Reception Sponsor: eOne

Event SponsorsCity of Toronto, CMPA, Netflix, Ontario Creates, Paramount + Canada,  Spin Master Ltd., Telefilm Canada, and WildBrain

Event SupportersBANFF World Media Festival, Bell Media, Blink49 Studios, Cineplex, Cinespace Studios Toronto, Gallagher,  M.A.C. Cosmetics, NABET 700-M UNIFOR, Playback, Take 5 Productions, and The Toronto Star

Design & Production PartnerBig Bang Beige

Vignette Producers: MEM

Want to join us in illuminating enterprising and barrier-breaking women in Canada's film, TV and digital media industry? Contact us today to inquire about sponsorship opportunities or table purchases. We look forward to partnering with you!

“Listening to all those who came before me has given me the strength to continue to challenge the status quo, and put my own voice on things"

~maxine bailey, Executive Director, Canadian Film Centre (CFC)