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The Golden Box Office and the Guichet d'or Awards

The Golden Box Office Award recognizes the Canadian director(s) and screenwriter(s) of the Canadian English-language feature film with the highest domestic box-office sales in a calendar year. The selected film must have generated at least $1 million in the previous calendar year.

Past winners

  • Director Don McKellar and co-writers Ken Scott and Michael Dowse for
    The Grand Seduction
  • Director Michael Dowse and co-writers Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg for Goon (see news release)
  • Director Richard J. Lewis and writer Michael Konyves for Barney's Version
  • Director Vincenzo Natali and co-writer Doug Taylor for Splice
  • Director Mike Clattenburg and co-writers Timm Hannebohm, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith for Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day­

Eligibility

Here you will find the Golden Box Office Award’s eligibility rules.

 

 

The prix Guichet d’or award recognizes the Canadian director(s) and screenwriter(s) of the Canadian French-language feature film with the highest domestic box-office sales in a calendar year. The selected film must have generated at least $1 million in the previous calendar year. 

Past Winners

  • Director and writer Xavier Dolan for Mommy (see news release)
  • Director Daniel Roby and writer Sylvain Guy for Louis Cyr : l’homme le plus fort du monde (see news release)
  • Director and writer Luc Dionne forOmertà (see news release)
  • Director and co-writer Ken Scott and co-writer Martin Petit for Starbuck
  • Director Sylvain Archambault and writer Ian Lauzon for Piché : entre ciel et terre
  • Director and co-writer Émile Gaudreault and co-writer Ian Lauzon for De père en flic
  • Robert Ménard and Michel Côté, co-directors and co-writers, and Claire Wojas, co-writer, for Cruising Bar 2
  • Patrick Huard, director, and Pierre Lamothe and Claude Lalonde, writers, for Les 3 p’tits cochons

Eligibility
For the eligibility rules, click on Guichet d'or Award eligibility rules.

 

In a departure from most box-office awards that spotlight producers and distributors, Telefilm recognizes the directing and scriptwriting talent behind these homegrown success stories.