Cayle Chernin Awards


THE CAYLE CHERNIN AWARDS

THE CAYLE CHERNIN AWARDS

The Equity Showcase Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund, is proud to announce the finalists for the 8th annual Cayle Chernin Awards.

Meet the 2019 Finalists!

Applications for the 8th Annual Cayle Chernin Awards are now closed. Thank you all for your interest and excellent submissions.

Finalists will be announced May 1, 2019

An Evening of Recognition, Music and Celebration of Women in the Arts

will be held at The Heliconian Hall, Yorkville, May 15, 2019.

  • Hosted by the inimitable David Gale and ACTRA Toronto President/Songbird/actress Teresa Tova
  • Randy Vancourt on the ivories
  • Woman of the Year Presentation to Jayne Eastwood!

Click here to apply

Note: Applications close Friday March 29, 2019

Equity Showcase and The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are excited to announce the return of Four Cayle Awards in 2019:

  • Media Arts: Production
  • Media Arts: Development.
  • Theatre: Production
  • Theatre: Development.

Each Production award comprises:

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  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network – www.csarn.ca) including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.
  • In-Kind Services:
    Media Arts: Dazmo Camera $2500.00 Certificate
    William F. White: $2500.00 Equipment Certificate
  • Theatre: Rehearsal Space, TBD.

Each Development award comprises:

  • $1000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network – www.csarn.ca) including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

The CCAs are made possible by the generous support of its sponsors: AFBS, CSARN, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, William F. White International Inc., Double Chocolate Fountains, and MHLD Prod. Inc.



Established in 2012 to honour the life and work of actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, teacher and mentor Cayle Chernin (1947 – 2011). The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work. The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are very proud of past recipients Collette Micks (M), Susanna Fournier (T), Fenulla Jiwani (M), Melissa D’Agostino (M), Audrey Dwyer (T), Jani Lauzon (M), Andrea Scott (T), Jillian Rees-Brown (M), Ronit Rubenstein (T), Ruth Goodwin (T), Annie Bradley (M), Briana Brown (T), Shannon Fewster (M).


About Cayle Chernin

Cayle Chernin’s career spanned four decades in film and on stage, developing new works and encouraging young artists. Her professional journey began co-starring in Don Shebib’s 1969 classic film Goin’ Down the Road and came to a close with Mr. Shebib’s acclaimed sequel Down The Road Again. An overview of her career can be accessed at www.caylechernin.com.

We are at a frontier of new connection to our audiences, marketing and distribution. New ideas, new ways and opportunities to make it happen… and we are ready.

Cayle Chernin, Toronto 2005.


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