Nov 4, 2021

WIFT Announces 2021 Crystal Award: Jennifer Holness Wins Creative Excellence Award

WIFT Toronto takes pride in not only providing opportunities for women to rise in their careers, but also in celebrating their accomplishments and moments of triumph.

Jennifer Holness has been awarded the Creative Excellence award this year.

The 34th Annual WIFT Toronto Crystal Awards Luncheon Gala is set to take place on Tuesday March 8, 2022. Normally taking place in December, the 2021 Gala has been pushed to 2022 so that folks can safely celebrate WIFT’s first in person event since the beginning of the pandemic – and what better day to celebrate the accomplishments of our five incredible recipients than on International Women’s Day.

The 2021 Crystal Award winners are:

Creative Excellence Award: Jennifer Holness, President, Hungry Eye Film & Television Inc.

Digital Trailblazer Award: Ana Serrano, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University (and previously Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre and Founder of CFC Media Lab)

Mentorship Award sponsored by Company 3: Anita Lee, Executive Producer, English Program (Ontario Centre),National Film Board

Outstanding Achievement in Business sponsored by Entertainment One: Jane Tattersall, Partner & Senior Vice-President, Post Toronto

Special Jury Award of Distinction: Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M., Award-winning filmmaker, director, writer, actor, visual artist and Founder Weengushk Film Institute

The luncheon event will take place at the glamourous Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto.