Screen Nova Scotia hosted its seventh annual awards gala on Thursday, November 25th. The awards gala celebrates the incredible talent, creativity, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia’s screen industry. Notable awards include the ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Women in Film & Television Atlantic Award, and the Community Recognition Award, along with the Screen Nova Scotia Awards for best television, film, and animation.
The 2021 Community Recognition Award went to Allen Webber, Warden for the Municipality of Chester, for his tireless efforts to consistently ensure that Chester is a welcoming community for film and TV production. Recent productions filmed in Chester, Nova Scotia, include Amblin Partners’ feature film The Good House, starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, and the USA Network series The Sinner, starring Bill Pullman.
“Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners,” said Laura Mackenzie, Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia. “This night celebrates you and all those who contributed to bringing Nova Scotia stories to life. While we’re not yet gathering the industry together in person, know that the collective pride we have because of you is palpable throughout the community tonight and all year long”.