For the first time in the 63-year history of the CSC, the society’s marquee Annual Awards Gala has been postponed. It fell victim to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been gripping the world. An insidious respiratory disease, COVID-19 is thought to be highly contagious and is believed to be mainly transmitted through human-to-human contact.
As for Canadian Cinematographer, we’ll keep publishing through the COVID-19 crisis. We already work as individuals in different locations, conducting magazine business by telephone, email and conference call. What could hamper us is a mail stoppage, but even then, we’ll still digitally publish on the CSC website and the hardcopies will be sent later. As for our Awards Gala, it’s very much a wait-and-see situation with the outbreak.
The CSC is eyeing the fall for a reschedule, but should that prove to be unworkable, then perhaps it’s a twin Gala next spring for both 2020 and 2021. We’ll keep everyone posted.
In the meantime, everyone please be smart during this dark time and keep safe. Nothing is worth compromising one’s wellbeing or one’s life.
Joan Hutton csc
CSC Board Member
CSC Magazine Editor-In-Chief