Canadian Screen Award for Best Editing

The Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Editing is awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to the best Canadian film editor in a feature film.[1] The award was presented for the first time in 1966 as part of the Canadian Film Awards, and was transitioned to the new Genie Awards in 1980. Since 2012 it has been presented as part of the Canadian Screen Awards.

Beginning with the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards, a separate category was introduced for Best Editing in a Documentary.


Year Winner Film Ref
18th Canadian Film Awards
Don Owen High Steel [1]
19th Canadian Film Awards
Jacques Kasma Ghosts of a River (Trois hommes au mille carré) [1]
20th Canadian Film Awards
George Appleby Isabel [1]
21st Canadian Film Awards
No award presented [1]


Year Nominee Film Ref
22nd Canadian Film Awards
Christopher Cordeaux Prologue [1]
23rd Canadian Film Awards
Douglas Robertson Fortune and Men's Eyes [1]
24th Canadian Film Awards
Danielle Gagné Dream Life (La Vie rêvée) [1]
25th Canadian Film Awards
Kirk Jones Paperback Hero [1]
No award presented [1]
26th Canadian Film Awards
Stan Cole Black Christmas [1]
27th Canadian Film Awards
Donald Shebib Second Wind [1]
28th Canadian Film Awards
Jean Beaudin, Hélène Girard J.A. Martin Photographer (J.A. Martin, photographe) [1]
John Kramer One Man
29th Canadian Film Awards
George Appleby The Silent Partner [1]
William Gray Blood and Guts [2]
George Kaczender In Praise of Older Women
Ron Wisman Three Card Monte


Year Nominee Film Ref
1st Genie Awards
Stan Cole Murder By Decree [1]
George Appleby Wild Horse Hank [3]
Jean Beaudin Cordélia
Debra Karen Meatballs
Debra Karen Yesterday
Marcel Pothier Heartbreak
Ron Wisman Fish Hawk
2nd Genie Awards
André Corriveau Good Riddance (Les Bons débarras) [1]
Pierre Jalbert Final Assignment
Tony Lower The Hounds of Notre Dame
Michael McLaverty The Kidnapping of the President
Brian Ravok Prom Night
3rd Genie Awards
Ron Wisman Ticket to Heaven [1]
Ralph Brunjes Funeral Home
Gordon McLellan Alligator Shoes
Gary Oppenheimer Head On
Arla Saare Silence of the North
Ronald Sanders Scanners
4th Genie Awards
Yves Langlois Quest for Fire [1]
Frank Irvine The Grey Fox
Susan Martin Threshold
Ron Wisman Harry Tracy
5th Genie Awards
Ron Wisman The Terry Fox Story [1]
Stan Cole A Christmas Story
André Corriveau The Tin Flute (Bonheur d'occasion)
Doris Dyck, Jack Darcus, Bill Roxborough, Ingrid Rosen Deserters
Tony Lower The Wars
Ronald Sanders Videodrome
6th Genie Awards
André Corriveau The Dog Who Stopped the War (La Guerre des tuques) [1]
Monique Fortier The Crime of Ovide Plouffe (Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe)
Frank Irvine My Kind of Town
7th Genie Awards
Haida Paul My American Cousin [1]
Richard Martin Samuel Lount
Sally Paterson Overnight
David Wilson 90 Days
Ron Wisman Joshua Then and Now
8th Genie Awards
Monique Fortier The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain) [1]
André Corriveau Intimate Power (Pouvoir intime)
Michael Jones The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood
9th Genie Awards
Michel Arcand Night Zoo (Un Zoo la nuit) [1]
Bruce MacDonald, Atom Egoyan Family Viewing
10th Genie Awards
Ronald Sanders Dead Ringers [1]
Michel Arcand Straight for the Heart (À corps perdu) [4]
Susan Martin, Allan Lee A Winter Tan


Year Nominee Film Ref
11th Genie Awards
Isabelle Dedieu Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal) [1]
Frank Irvine The First Season
Christopher Tate Bye Bye Blues
12th Genie Awards
David Wilson The Company of Strangers [1]
Michel Arcand The Party (Le Party)
André Corriveau Vincent and Me (Vincent et moi)
Allan Lee Chaindance
Ronald Sanders Perfectly Normal
Tim Wellburn Black Robe
13th Genie Awards
Michel Arcand Léolo [1]
André Corriveau Being at Home with Claude
Bruce Lange North of Pittsburgh
Lara Mazur Bordertown Café
Michael Pacek Highway 61
14th Genie Awards
Gaétan Huot Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould [1]
Roushell Goldstein Paris, France
Debra Rurak Harmony Cats
Susan Shipton I Love a Man in Uniform
Susan Shipton The Lotus Eaters
15th Genie Awards
Alison Grace Double Happiness [1]
Michel Arcand Desire in Motion (Mouvements du désir) [5]
Jacques Gagné My Friend Max (Mon amie Max)
Denis Papillon Louis 19, King of the Airwaves (Louis 19, le roi des ondes)
Susan Shipton Exotica
16th Genie Awards
Michael Pacek Dance Me Outside [1]
Michel Arcand Eldorado
Emmanuelle Castro The Confessional (Le Confessionnal)
Susan Maggi Rude
Jean-Marc Vallée Black List (Liste noire)
17th Genie Awards
Ronald Sanders Crash [1]
André Corriveau Lilies (Les feluettes)
Reginald Harkema Hard Core Logo
Susan Maggi The Boys Club
Susan Shipton Long Day's Journey into Night
18th Genie Awards
Susan Shipton The Sweet Hereafter [1]
Richard Comeau The Countess of Baton Rouge (La Comtesse de Baton Rouge) [6]
Pia Di Ciaula Intimate Relations
Gaétan Huot Karmina
Susan Shanks The Hanging Garden
19th Genie Awards
Jeff Warren Such a Long Journey [1]
Pia Di Ciaula Regeneration
Reginald Harkema Last Night
Gaëtan Huot The Red Violin
John Sanders Cube
20th Genie Awards
Ronald Sanders eXistenZ [1]
Alain Baril Matroni and Me (Matroni et moi) [7]
André Corriveau Winter Stories (Histoires d'hiver)
Yves Langois, Jean-François Bergeron Alegría
Susan Shanks, Michael Weir Beefcake


Year Nominee Film Ref
21st Genie Awards
Susan Shipton Possible Worlds
Michel Arcand The Art of War [8]
Richard Comeau Maelström
Hélène Girard The Orphan Muses (Les Muses orphelines)
Susan Maggi New Waterford Girl
22nd Genie Awards
Zacharias Kunuk, Marie-Christine Sarda, Norman Cohn Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Jon Gregory Deeply
Brett C. Sullivan Ginger Snaps
Wiebke von Carolsfeld Eisenstein
Ross Weber Last Wedding
23rd Genie Awards
Lara Mazur Suddenly Naked
George Browne, Lorraine Dufour The Negro (Le nèg')
Cynthia Ott, Michael Dowse FUBAR
Roberto Silvi, Bill MacDonald Between Strangers
Yvann Thibaudeau, Marlon Paul Québec-Montréal
24th Genie Awards
David Wharnsby The Saddest Music in the World
Isabelle Dedieu The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) [9]
Dominique Fortin Seducing Doctor Lewis (La Grande séduction)
Alison Grace The Snow Walker
Michael Weir The Wild Dogs
25th Genie Awards
Dominique Fortin Head in the Clouds
Jean-François Bergeron The Last Tunnel (Le Dernier tunnel)
Richard Comeau The Five of Us (Elles étaient cinq)
Reginald Harkema Childstar
Yvann Thibaudeau Bittersweet Memories (Ma vie en cinémascope)
26th Genie Awards
Paul Jutras C.R.A.Z.Y. [10]
Jeremy Peter Allen Manners of Dying
Stuart Gazzard It's All Gone Pete Tong
Colin Monie Water
Susan Shipton Where the Truth Lies
27th Genie Awards
Michel Arcand The Rocket
Jean-François Bergeron Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Frédérique Broos Congorama
Michel Grou Cheech
Lesley Walker Tideland
28th Genie Awards
Ronald Sanders Eastern Promises
Jean-François Bergeron The 3 L'il Pigs (Les 3 p'tits cochons) [11]
Susan Maggi Poor Boy's Game
Jeremiah Munce, Gareth C. Scales The Tracey Fragments
David Wharnsby Away from Her
29th Genie Awards
Richard Comeau The Necessities of Life (Ce qu'il faut pour vivre) [12]
Frédérique Broos It's Not Me, I Swear! (C'est pas moi, je le jure!)
Dominique Fortin Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est chez le coiffeur)
Dominique Fortin, Carina Baccanale Le Banquet
Yvann Thibaudeau Borderline
30th Genie Awards
Richard Comeau Polytechnique [13]
Alain Baril 5150 Elm's Way (5150, rue des Ormes)
Michel Grou The Master Key (Grande Ourse: La Clé des possibles)
Jim Munro Fifty Dead Men Walking
François Normandin, Jim Donovan 3 Seasons (3 saisons)


Year Nominee Film Ref
31st Genie Awards
Monique Dartonne Incendies [14]
Michele Conroy Splice [15]
Matthew Hannam Trigger
Valérie Héroux 10½
Yvann Thibaudeau Piché: The Landing of a Man (Piché: entre ciel et terre)
32nd Genie Awards
Stéphane Lafleur Monsieur Lazhar [16]
Jean-François Bergeron The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Michael Czarnecki In Darkness
Patrick Demers Suspicions (Jaloux)
Ronald Sanders A Dangerous Method
1st Canadian Screen Awards
Richard Comeau War Witch (Rebelle) [17]
Roderick Deogrades Still Mine
Valérie Héroux L'Affaire Dumont
Sophie Leblond Inch'Allah
Kimberlee McTaggart Blackbird
2nd Canadian Screen Awards
Matthew Hannam Enemy [18]
Carina Baccanale Amsterdam [19]
Richard Comeau Gabrielle
Evan Morgan, Matt Johnson The Dirties
Jorge Weisz Empire of Dirt
3rd Canadian Screen Awards
Xavier Dolan Mommy
Greg Ng Afflicted
Ron Sanders Maps to the Stars
Albert Shin In Her Place
Arthur Tarnowski Henri Henri
4th Canadian Screen Awards
Nathan Nugent Room [20]
Renée Beaulieu Adrien (Le Garagiste)
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo Our Loved Ones (Les Êtres chers)
James Vandewater Sleeping Giant
David Wharnsby Hyena Road
5th Canadian Screen Awards
Richard Comeau Two Lovers and a Bear [21]
Michael Long Old Stone [22]
Ashley McKenzie Werewolf
Claude Palardy Bad Seeds (Les mauvaises herbes)
Duff Smith Weirdos
6th Canadian Screen Awards
Stephen O'Connell Maudie [23]
Kiarash Anvari Ava
Darragh Byrne The Breadwinner
Louis-Philippe Rathé It's the Heart That Dies Last (C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernier)
Simone Smith Never Steady, Never Still
7th Canadian Screen Awards
Simone Smith Firecrackers
Richard Comeau Stockholm
Elric Robichon For Those Who Don't Read Me (À tous ceux qui ne me lisent pas)
Jules Saulnier Sashinka
Arthur Tarnowski, Nicolas Chaudeurge The Hummingbird Project
8th Canadian Screen Awards
Geoffrey Boulangé, Sophie Deraspe Antigone
Lara Johnston Mouthpiece [24]
Cam McLauchlin Disappearance at Clifton Hill
Simone Smith Goalie
Wiebke von Carolsfeld An Audience of Chairs


Year Nominee Film Ref
9th Canadian Screen Awards
Jeff Barnaby Blood Quantum [25]
Christine Armstrong Sugar Daddy [26]
Jane MacRae The Cuban
Ronald Sanders Falling
Arthur Tarnowski The Decline (Jusqu'au déclin)
10th Canadian Screen Awards
Michelle Szemberg, Orlee Buium All My Puny Sorrows [27]
Aube Foglia Night of the Kings (La nuit des rois) [28]
Dev Singh Cinema of Sleep
Arthur Tarnowski Drunken Birds (Les Oiseaux ivres)
Yvann Thibaudeau Goodbye Happiness (Au revoir le bonheur)

See alsoEdit


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