CAFTCAD Awards 2021
(October 15, 2020 – Toronto, ON) Joanna Syrokomla and Cynthia Amsden, Co-Chairs of the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Awards have announced the date for the 3rd CAFTCAD Awards: Saturday, May 1, 2021. To accommodate the safety of the costume arts and design community, the 2021 awards will be a hybrid event combining virtual and live presentations and hosted online in real-time, available nation-wide.
“The 2020 CAFTCAD Awards was the very last of the live awards ceremonies to be held before COVID set in. The 2021 Awards have been pushed to May to allow for the safest adaptation of the live component and blending it with virtual. This new format will encourage small, celebratory gatherings that will be built into the show. Unilaterally, the appeal of the awards has been the strengthening of community, and we hold to that mission whatever the format,” said Syrokomla and Amsden in a joint statement.
The Eligibility Period for submissions is September 1, 2019 to March 1, 2021, and the award categories for the 2021 CAFTCAD Awards have expanded to include an Excellence in Crafts Award-Special Effects Costuming Building.
Following is the full list of 2021 award categories:
Excellence in Crafts Award – Textiles
Excellence in Crafts Award – Building
Excellence in Crafts Award- Costume Illustration
Excellence in Crafts Award- Special Effects Costuming Building
Styling/Costume Design in Music Videos and Commercials
Costume Design in Original Web series
Costume Design in Short Film
Costume Design in Indie Feature Film (under $20,000 costume budget)
Costume Design in TV – Contemporary
Costume Design in TV – Period
Costume Design in TV – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Costume Design in Film – Contemporary
Costume Design in Film – Period
Costume Design in Film – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Costume Design in Film- International
Costume Design in Film- Television
The Nobis Industry Icon Award
Submissions open on Monday, November 9, 2020 8:00 ET and run through Monday, December 21, 2020 23:59 ET.
Early Bird Submissions will be accepted online from Monday, November 9, 08:00 to Monday, November 30, 2020, 23:59
Last day to receive payment for Early Bird Submissions:
Friday, December 3, 2020
Regular Priced Submissions:
Tuesday, December 1 – Monday, December 21, 2020, 23:59
Last day to receive payment for Regular Priced Submissions:
Thursday, December 24, 2020
For over a decade, the Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) has worked towards bringing together Canadian costume professionals from all corners of the industry, regardless of union affiliation. The founders of this Alliance understood that Canadian costumers would be stronger together than individually. CAFTCAD has succeeded in creating a thriving environment within which members can share, learn and advance their craft, while simultaneously raising the awareness of the contributions these artisans have made in the international industry of film, television, video, and commercials.
The CAFTCAD Awards held their inaugural event in 2019.
SOURCE: CAFTCAD Awards