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! 


Submissions are now closed.

Submissions accepted for work aired from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Submission fee covers costs associated with programming, web development, administration and professional services.

To be eligible to submit a nomination, the young performer must have been between the ages of 4-21 at the time of the filming.

Please ensure you have all the required information including video links before submitting.

  1. Please submit a workable link (vimeo or youtube unlisted) without a password!
  2. Your work must have aired in 2022 unless it’s a; Blooper, Throwback, Self-Tape, Demo Reel or Novalogue.
  3. Please select your best clip up to 3 minutes maximum (do not include full movies/episodes).
  4. Only 1 submission maximum per category (please select your best work).
  5. When sending a video link to your work, please include a headshot with your name and project name at the beginning of your video. For voice work you must include a picture of your character at the beginning of your video. This is so our judges can identify you.
  6. When submitting, please submit under the performer’s name only.

7. Categories:

  • Commercial
  • Ensemble
  • Feature Film
  • Indie Film
  • Short Film
  • Student Film
  • TV Series
  • Voice Over – Commercial
  • Voice Over – Animation
  • Web Series
  • Young Director
  • Host/Presenter

8. Additional Info:

  • Bloopers – Send us any fun out-takes from your self tapes
  • Throwback – Send us your best past performance (please just your BEST one!)
  • Self-Tape – Send us your favourite self-tape
  • Demo Reel – Send us your demo reel
  • Novalogue – Select your appropriate category, perform the monologue and send us your best take (this information can be found at https://www.novastarawards.ca/novalogue/ )

Use the “First Submission” Link below to pay for and submit your first entry.

Use the “Additional Submission(s)” Link below for up to three additional submissions for the same performer.

First Submission

Additional Submission(s) 


Thank you for your interest in the Nova Star Awards.

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