Bravo celebrates the cream of Canada’s performing arts crop


Since 2008, the NFB has been producing short film paying tribute to recipients of Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Founded in 1992, the Awards are Canada’s most prestigious honour in the performing arts. Past winners include Bryan Adams, Paul Gross and famously, William Shatner.

This weekend, Bravo presents its coverage of the 20th Anniversary of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala. The Bravo special, which features this year’s winners including Mary Walsh, Des McAnuff, Deepa Mehta, and Rush, is hosted by Matt Wells. See below for schedules, and get in the mood with 4 NFB short films that capture the essence of these Award laureates.

Friday June 1: 10 pm | Saturday June 2: 3 am | Sunday June 3: 8 pm

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Mary Walsh

Imaginary Heroine, Sherry White, Office national du film du Canada

Des McAnuff

Mise en Scène, Chelsea McMullan, Office national du film du Canada

Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta, In Profile, Nettie Wild, Office national du film du Canada


Inner Rush, Christopher Romeike, Office national du film du Canada