John Grierson Award

Presented at the Canadian Film Awards from 1972 to 1978 and at the Genie Awards in 1980, the John Grierson Award was given for outstanding contributions to Canadian cinema.

John Grierson Award

Presented at the Canadian Film Awards from 1972 to 1978 and at the Genie Awards in 1980, the John Grierson Award was given for outstanding contributions to Canadian cinema. It was named in honour of John Grierson, the British documentary filmmaker and theoretician who was the founding commissioner of the National Film Board (NFB).

Winners

1972 — Colin Low (director-producer)

1973 — Robert Forget (director)

1974 — not awarded

1975 — Pierre Juneau (administrator)

1976 — Tom Daly (producer-editor)

1977 — Fernand Dansereau (director-producer)

1978 — Donald Brittain (director-producer-writer)

1979 — not awarded

1980 — Rex Tasker (producer)