The Genie Awards have recognized and celebrated Canada’s cinematic achievements since 1980. This year was the 32nd annual awards ceremony and The Seventh Art had the opportunity to produce, in association with the Academy of Canadian and Television, a live-streamed backstage show.

The show featured a mixture of unique conversations with nominees and winners, delving beneath the surface of most award show interviews, as well as improv comedy based around the joke of an idiosyncratic Genies backstage show in danger of going off the rails. The following is a lightly edited version of that night’s live show.

Featuring comedians Nick Flanagan and Desiree Lavoy.



Live Backstage at the Genie Awards
   » Part 1: Nathan Morlando (Edwin Boyd/Citizen Gangster), Geoff Morrison/Joel McConvey/Kristina McLaughlin (National Parks Project), Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower)
   » Part 2: Jean-Marc Vallée (Café de Flore), Anne Émond (Nuit #1), The Sheepdogs, Isabelle Lavigne & Stéphane Thibault (At Night They Dance)
   » Part 3: Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), Luc Dery & Kim McCraw (Producers of Monsieur Lazhar), George Stroumboulopoulos (Genie Awards Host and TV personality)

This special coverage of the Genies is from the third issue of The Seventh Art, which was published in April of 2012.