(Toronto) Five Quebec productions distinguished themselves Thursday evening at the Canadian Screen Awards ceremony for the cinematographic arts, during which the film Brother by Toronto filmmaker Clement Virgo was crowned best film.

Falcon Lake by Charlotte Le Bon won the statuette for best first feature film. Sara Mishara’s work for Stéphane Lafleur’s comedy-drama Viking was also awarded in the best cinematographic direction category.

The Christmas film December 23, for its part, stood out because of its success at the box office with more than two million box office receipts. Miryam Bouchard’s production was awarded the Golden Screen award for a feature film, which is given to the film with the biggest box office of the year.

But among the Quebec winners, the documentary To Kill a Tiger received the most statuses. The Nisha Pahuja-directed film picked up honors in the categories Best Documentary Feature, Best Editing in a Documentary Feature and Best Original Score in a Documentary Feature.

Unsurprisingly, it was also a Quebec production that stood out in the best short fiction category, while all the finalists were Quebec works for a second consecutive year. The prize was awarded to “Simo” by Aziz Zorombaé.

Thursday night’s ceremony was dominated by Brother, who took home a record 12 awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Direction.

The feature film tells a coming-of-age story set in Scarborough, Ontario. It is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by David Chariandy, which addresses the social problems faced by two Canadian brothers of Jamaican origin in the 1990s.

It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and made the festival’s top ten list of 2022.

Toronto’s Lamar Johnson picked up Best Performance in a Leading Role for his role as younger brother Michael, while Aaron Pierre, who plays elder Francis, won Best Performance in a Leading Role. Support.

This is the first time that the Canadian Screen Acting Awards have been presented regardless of gender.

Brother was also recognized for its costumes, hairstyles, art direction and cast, as well as mixing and sound editing. It is the most awarded Canadian film since the Canadian Screen Awards were established in 2013, a representative said.

The Cinematic Arts Ceremony was the penultimate of a week of live events celebrating Canada’s media and entertainment industry, which will continue Friday night with a gala honoring TV drama and comedy.

To close the celebrations, the Canadian Screen Awards will present a new format on Sunday evening with a pre-recorded special on the highlights of the week on CBC and CBC Gem.