21st Canadian Film Awards

The 21st Canadian Film Awards were held on October 4, 1969 to honour achievements in Canadian film.[1] The ceremony was hosted by Fred Davis.

21st Canadian Film Awards
DateOctober 4, 1969
LocationRoyal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byFred Davis
Film of the YearThe Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar

The most historically unusual characteristic of the 1969 Canadian Film Awards was that not a single theatrical feature film was entered into competition.[2] Several theatrical films whose directors had intended to submit them to the awards committee were not completed by the submission deadline, and a few feature films which had been submitted were deemed not of award-worthy quality.[2] The award for Film of the Year was presented to the television film The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar, but the awards were otherwise presented solely in the non-feature categories.[3]



Non-feature craftEdit

Special awardsEdit


  1. ^ Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1. pp. 111-114.
  2. ^ a b "No Theatre Films Up for Awards". Ottawa Journal. September 24, 1969. p. 31. Retrieved January 7, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "'Best Damn Fiddler' Wins Film of the Year Award". Ottawa Journal. October 6, 1969. p. 19. Retrieved January 7, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.