29th Canadian Film Awards

The 29th Canadian Film Awards were held on September 21, 1978 to honour achievements in Canadian film.[1] They were the last Canadian Film Awards ceremony to be held before the program was taken over by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and restructured into the new Genie Awards.[2]

29th Canadian Film Awards
DateSeptember 21, 1978
LocationRyerson Theatre, Toronto
Hosted byJohn Candy, Catherine O'Hara
Best Motion PictureThe Silent Partner

The ceremony was hosted by John Candy and Catherine O'Hara, and was held at the conclusion of the 1978 Festival of Festivals.[3]


Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Actor, Non-Feature Actress, Non-Feature
Supporting Performer, Non-Feature TV Drama
Art Direction Art Direction, Non-Feature
Cinematography Cinematography, Non-Feature
Direction, Dramatic Non-Feature Direction, Non-Dramatic Non-Feature
Editing Editing, Non-Feature
Musical Score Musical Score, Non-Feature
Sound Sound, Non-Feature
Sound Editing Sound Editing, Non-Feature
Documentary Short Documentary
Theatrical Short Animated Short
Screenplay Screenplay, Non-Feature
Screenplay, Non-Dramatic Non-Feature Special Awards


  1. ^ "Unseen Silent Partner sweeps film awards". The Globe and Mail, September 22, 1978.
  2. ^ "Canadian 'Oscar' show new group's first aim". The Globe and Mail, April 12, 1979.
  3. ^ Lawrence O'Toole, "The days of whine and roses". Maclean's, October 2, 1978.