The CAFTCAD Awards
The CAFTCAD Awards: a long overdue celebration of Canadian costume arts and design, recognizing the immensity of talent in this country. The scope of the awards will reflect the range of abilities in contemporary, period and fantasy elements, differing media platforms, running lengths and budgets.
Costume designers and artisans who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and have worked on projects (feature film, short film, television, music videos, web series, commercials) which have been produced within Canada (costumes must have been primarily built/created in Canada) will be eligible. The eligibility period for the 2019 CAFTCAD Awards is December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2018 for projects that have been released theatrically, online, on streaming services, on television/cable, or participated in accredited film festivals.
Prize Categories will include: Film: Contemporary, Film: Period, Film: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, TV: Contemporary, TV: Period, TV: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Original Web Series, Commercials, Music Videos, Short Films, an Icon Industry Award as well as craft categories for Excellence in Textile Art, Accessories and Illustration.
Our inaugural CAFTCAD Awards Event will take place at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum on Sunday February 10th, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
Cresting on the excitement of awards season, the evening will consist of red carpets photos, pre-event cocktails and h’or deurves, up-close costume displays of nominated costumes, a portrait photo lounge and all within the dramatic lit up atrium of the gorgeous Aga Khan Museum. The ceremony itself will be hosted and presented by Canadian actors and costume design icons accompanied by striking media presentations. Following the ceremony, the bar and dance floor will be open for our guests along with cheese and dessert platters.
“A ceremony which honours the excellence in design achievements of Canadian costumers and artisans is long overdue. Their contribution to the evolution of the Canadian film and television industry cannot be underestimated and recognizing these immense talents with a proper event that allows for nation-wide eligibility is something I am very proud to be spearheading,” said Event Chair, Joanna Syrokomla.