THE CRYSTALLINE AWARDS: Nominations Announcement



Diamonds are one of the hardest materials on the earth, and are only created after a lot of time and immense pressure; the conditions must be perfect. Much like these beautiful gems, truly great film is created from a lot of hard work, determination, and often countless setbacks. This challenging industry is not for the faint of heart but, for the creators who choose to pursue it, the art is well worth the struggle.

The Crystalline Awards is hosted virtually this season. Here is a list of this year's award categories.

The Crystalline Awards - The Festival Jury votes on their favourite film in the following categories:
- Outstanding Narrative Short
- Outstanding Canadian Short
- Outstanding International Short
- Outstanding Animated Short

The Audience Awards - The festival attendees get to vote on their favourite film in the following categories:
- Outstanding Narrative Short
- Outstanding Canadian Short
- Outstanding International Short

The Diamond In The Rough Award - The Festival honours an emerging filmmaker's outstanding achievement within a low-budget production.
- Outstanding Production of a Low-Budget Indie Short Film

The Cinematic Tribute Awards - The Festival Jury votes for one of the nominated films to win a certificate in the following categories:
- Outstanding Achievement in Direction
- Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
- Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
- Outstanding Achievement in Visual & Special Effects
- Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
- Outstanding Achievement in Original Score
- Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up Design
- Outstanding Achievement in Editing
- Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Non-Binary)
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Non-Binary)

Tickets for the first annual Crystalline Film Festival are now on sale on our website, with a variety of options so you can determine the kind of Festival experience you want! Head to www.crystallinefilmfestival.com to purchase yours, and to see our complete Festival event schedule!

Watch the nominations below:



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