Who We Are

The Nova Star Awards recognize outstanding young performers in the areas of Film, Television and Commercials. The ceremony takes place in Toronto, Canada, also dubbed  ‘Hollywood North’ due to the massive amount of movie production that takes place in the City. Nova Star Awards are open to global submissions!

The Gala is a formal event where young performers and their families come together to recognize and celebrate all of the incredible talent in the industry. This event is filled with delicious food, professional photos, award ceremonies and opportunities to network with colleagues and other professionals within the industry.

Loralie, Tara and Vanessa are a dynamic and compassionate team of working moms with children in the biz! Between their children the moms have been on the sets of feature films, tv series, at voiceover recordings, live theatre productions and motion capture studios. 
Loralie is a realtor, and HR Professional. She has three daughters who are all very active in the acting industry.  Tara is a full time school teacher, educating children in grades 7 to 12.  She has worked in front of the camera with her daughters and on her own. Her two daughters keep her very busy with auditions and work. Vanessa  owns TDC Entertainment, an event and entertainment company providing entertainment, and event management services for large scale events across North America.  Her two boys work in all aspects of acting, and she enjoys every minute of being on set with them. 
These three moms can be found at auditions, workshops, on set, or enjoying great conversations with other industry parents. Their common interest of providing positive experiences for their kids, and others in the industry is what brought about the concept of the NOVA STAR AWARDS. 
The Nova Star awards will bring together a panel of industry judges and talented youth performers to celebrate their achievements. It will be an afternoon of networking, fun, and an opportunity to meet other families in the biz! 

Awards Gala 2021

Congratulations to our nominees and winners!

We would like to thank everyone who attended our drive-thru event in person or joined the ceremony virtually. It was a huge privilege for us to celebrate your success!


If you would like to purchase any of the digital photos, please use the following link:    


Shipping of Nominee Packages:

If you did not pre-order a nominee package and still wish to, the cost is $40/nominee.  E-transfers can be made to: info@novastarawards.ca  Please put the nominee name in the message portion of the e-transfer. Please send us your preferred shipping address with nominee name. Final day to order packages is Friday July 2nd

Winner Interviews:

If you are a category winner, we would love to capture a brief post-win interview with you and one of talented youth interviewers via zoom. We will be sharing the interviews on our socials.  Please sign-up for your 5-minute virtual interview at your preferred time via the following link. Our inteviewers will be announced on our socials ! 


Thank You Speeches: 

So many of you have already shared awesome thank you speeches! Please continue the sharing and get as creative as you’d like! We will be giving away a Gift Card for the most creative speech! Contest Deadline is Friday July 2nd. Please tag @nova_star_awards and #novastarawards2021

Loralie, Tara, Vanessa
Nova Star Awards Team



Highlights from the 2020 Drive Thru Red Carpet Event

The Nova Star Awards brings talented youth together to celebrate extraordinary performances.

This red carpet event features an opportunity for young talent to be recognized among their peers in the areas of: 

• Feature Film
• Short Film
• Student Film
• Television Series
• Web Series
• Commercials
• Live Theatre
• Voice Talent
• Ensemble
• Throwback Project
• Self Tape


We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our young and talented Artists with you and your families. 

Submissions Closed

Submissions are now closed

Thank you and good luck to everyone who entered!


Thank you for your interest in the Nova Star Awards.

Please fill out the form below or email us at info@novastarawards.ca