Claude Jutra Award

The Claude Jutra Award, presented at the GENIE Awards, was introduced in 1993 by the Academy of Canadian Film and Television in recognition of the year's best feature film by a first-time director. It was named in honour of the Quebec director/writer Claude JUTRA. Since its inauguration, the award has been presented to the following directors for their respective films (listed by the year the award was presented).

1993
John Pozer, The Grocer's Wife

1994
Michel Poulette, Louis 19, le roi des ondes

1995
Robert LEPAGE, Le Confessionnal

1996
Peter Wellington, Joe's So Mean to Josephine

1997
Thom Fitzgerald, The Hanging Garden

1998
No award presented

1999
Don MCKELLAR, LAST NIGHT

2000
Louis Bélanger, Post Mortem

2001
Philippe Falardeau, La Moitié gauche du frigo

2002
Zacharias KUNUK, ATANARJUAT (The Fast Runner)

2003
Keith Behrman, Flower and Garnet

2004
Sébastien Rose, Comment ma mère accoucha de moi durant sa ménopause

2005
Daniel Roby, Le Peau blanche

2006
Louise Archambault, Familia

2007
Julia Kwan, Eve and the Fire Horse

Stéphane Lapointe, La Vie secrète des gens heureux

2008
Sarah POLLEY, Away From Her

2009
Yves-Christian Fournier,Tout est Parfait / Everything is Fine

2010
Xavier Dolan, I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère)