Because of the ongoing pandemic, the Gala Québec Cinéma was held online on June 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET on the Facebook page of Québec Cinéma, as well as on Radio-Canada. ca,, and ICI TÉLÉ’s Facebook page. Despite the situation, the non-profit organization – whose mission is to promote Québec’s film industry – still wanted to celebrate the exceptional work of the creators and makers of screen music by presenting the 24 Iris Awards virtually.

Six SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore were finalists in the Best Original Music category of the 2020 edition. It was Jean-Michel Blais who won the honour for his work in the film Matthias & Maxime.

Congratulations to him, and all the other finalists in the category.

  • Andréa Bélanger and David Ratté, for Il pleuvait des oiseaux
  • Jean Massicotte and Jad Orphée Cham for Antigone, Published by: Ho-Tune Musique and ACPAV
  • Howard Shore (ASCAP) for The Song of Names
  • Peter Venne for Le vingtième siècle

The 2020 Iris Awards ceremony will remain available to watch on the Québec Cinéma website as well as on Radio-Canada. ca and ICI TOU.TV.