The Jutra Awards were established in 1999 to honour the talent in and behind Quebec films. At this annual event, the industry’s professional associations present the Jutra Tribute Award to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Quebec cinema. The APFTQ was proud to sponsor this award from 1999 to 2007, with a $5,000 annual prize.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2007 - PIERRE CURZI
For more than 35 years, Pierre Curzi has been making his mark on stage, on television and in film, appearing in memorable roles in some 50 movies including Wild Flowers, The Crime of Ovide Plouffe, In the Belly of the Dragon, The Decline of the American Empire and The Barbarian Invasions . As co-chair of the Coalition pour la diversité culturelle, president of Union des artistes and FICC, and member of the INIS board, Pierre Curzi continues to make an exemplary contribution to Quebec culture.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2006 —
Denise Filiatrault has participated in more than thirty films. Alternately actress, scriptwriter and director, her many talents have been acknowledged. Among others, her interpretation of Cécile in Les Plouffes; the box-office success of the films she directed, starting with C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux and the nomination of Ma vie en cinémascope in the best film category at the Jutra Awards. Her passion for our culture and her constant concern for audiences have influenced her entire career.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2005 — MICHEL BRAULT
Instigator of "direct cinema", director of the outstanding Les Ordres, Michel Brault also lent his talents as cameraman and director of photography, to major movies of Quebec's cinematography, such as Mon oncle Antoine, Kamouraska, Mourir à Tue-tête, Les bons débarras. Cameraman, director of photography, producer and director, Michel Brault participated to more than 200 productions and contributed brilliantly to our film industry.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2004 — RICHARD GRÉGOIRE
Richard Grégoire's filmography impresses by the quality, the breadth and the variety of his creations, which number around thirty titles. Composer, arranger, orchestrator and music director, this consummate musician has been awarded numerous prizes and nominations for his creations in cinema and television : a Félix for Marguerite Volant, a Prix Génie for Being at Home with Claude, his Félix's and Prix Gémeaux for Les Filles de Caleb, just to mention a few.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2003 — ROCK DEMERS
Producer Rock Demers has dedicated his passion and energy to Quebec cinema, delivering original films and boldly and creatively tackling difficult themes. Well known for works like the classic Christmas Martian and Silencing the Guns, he has furthered his reputation for excellence with the “Tales for All” anthology. These family films have made him a true ambassador of Quebec cinema, at home and abroad.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2002 — ANNE CLAIRE POIRIER
Anne Claire Poirier has made a unique and outstanding contribution to our cinematic heritage. She has created a powerful, socially engaged body of work and profoundly touched audiences with films like A Scream from Silence and Let Me go. As a writer, editor, director and producer, she has breathed new life into issue films with her feminist perspective and innovative approach.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2001 — GILLES CARLE
Prolific and passionate, director Gilles Carle is responsible for landmarks of Quebec cinema such as The Merry Life of Léopold Z, The True Nature of Bernadette, The Death of a Lumberjack and Maria Chapdelaine, to name but a few. With some fifty titles to his credit, this pioneer of Quebec film boasts a career that spans nearly four decades.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 2000 — FRÉDÉRIC BACK
Renowned animator Frédéric Back has translated heartfelt environmental convictions into images. His poetic works have reached and touched audiences around the world. The recipient of many prestigious national and international awards, including two Oscars, this kind, simple man has always accepted the honours with gratitude for his colleagues and joy at having been able to convey his message.
JUTRA TRIBUTE AWARD 1999 — MARCEL SABOURIN
Screenwriter and actor Marcel Sabourin
has been a leading figure of Quebec cinema for over four decades.
As attested by an impressive filmography, he has played in more
Quebec films than any other performer. Many young directors have
had the privilege of working with this distinguished professional,
whose experience is equalled only by his legendary generosity