'Le Guerre des Tuques' wins award for top French-language domestic box office

Canada’s top-grossing French-language film in 2015, La Guerre des Tuques 3D (Snowtime!), was honoured today with the Guichet d’or award — also known as the Golden Box Office Award. The French-language 3D animated film grossed $3.3 million last year.

La Guerre des Tuques (translated to The Dog Who Stopped the War) is a remake of the original 1984 film, which was also Canada’s top-grossing film of that year.

La Guerre des Tuques 3D was a huge gamble that paid off,” said Michel Pradier, director of project financing at Telefilm.

The annual Guichet d’or rewards the Canadian directors and screenwriters of the Canadian French-language feature film having generated the highest domestic box office in the previous year, earning at least $1 million.

Directors and writers of ‘La Guerre des Tuques 3D (Snowtime!)’ win 2015 Guichet d’or Award (Photo: Telefilm Canada)

The award comes with a cash prize of $40,000 shared equally by the directors and screenwriters. Directors Jean-François Pouliot and François Brisson and screenwriters Normand Canac-Marquis and Paul Risacher split the award and each received $10,000.

Earlier this month, Telefilm Canada gave the 2015 Golden Box Office Award to the top-grossing English-language Canadian film, Room. The Academy Award-winning film was an Irish-Canadian co-production, and only Canadian screenwriter Emma Donoghue qualified for the cash prize.

Donoghue donated her $20,000 prize to Toronto’s Aboriginal media arts showcase, the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

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