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Festival Awards

Short Film Screenings & Festival Awards Presentation

Sunday March 10th, 9:00 - 11:30 pm

Presented during Closing Night

VIFF's Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour Street
 

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Best of the Festival Awards

WIFTV would like to thank the independent jury of Amanda Tapping, Jennifer Roworth and Monika Mitchel for selecting the 2013 winners.


2013
 Winners from the 8th Annual VWIFF

UBCP BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
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SARAH ADLER for

AYA | 39:50 mins
2012, France & Israel, directed by Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun

Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.

SIM DIGITAL BEST SOUND AND CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
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TEлERA (THE CART) | 25:48 mins
2012, Russian Federation, directed by Natasha Novik

A man was walking along a very long road, when, suddenly, he saw a cart, with no-one aboard, with no horse or engine, or even sails… just the wheels turning by themselves past him in the same direction. He jumped clear of its path and it continued by itself and he died of thirst. He was a scholar and he knew that such things absolutely did not happen–that carts could not travel by themselves…

BEST DIRECTION AND SCREENWRITING AWARD
 littlebackspiders.jpg LITTLE BLACK SPIDERS | 01:35:22 mins
2012, Belgium, Natherlands & France, directed by Patrice Toye

Belgium, 1978. Katja, Roxy, and a group of other lively girls are too young for love, but still almost mothers. In a hidden location, pregnant teenage girls await the birth of their babies in secret. During the long wait, the girls share each other’s joys and sorrows. They form close friendships and distract themselves with strange games – until the bubble bursts, and Katja becomes painfully aware of the plans that the nuns are making behind their backs.
BEST SHORT AWARD
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LEÇONS DE CONDUITES (DRIVING LESSONS) | 14:32 mins
2012, Belgium, directed by Elodie Lélu

Manon, 17-year-old girl, has to take her grandmother to her driving lesson, although she's very talkative and difficult to manage in public. The situation gets more complicated when Manon discovers, some minutes before the lesson, that she's pregnant.

BEST MID-LENGTH AWARD
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AYA | 39:50 mins
2012, France & Israel, directed by Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun

Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
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LIFE IN STILLS | 59:00 mins
2011, Israel & Germany, directed by Tamar Tal

At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life. But when "The Photo House" – her late husband Rudi’s life’s work – was destined for demolition, even this opinionated and uncompromising woman knew she needed help.

Under the cloud of a family tragedy, a special relationship is forged between Miriam and her grandson, Ben, as they join forces to save the shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments.

BEST FEATURE AWARD
 LITTLE BLACK SPIDERS film still LITTLE BLACK SPIDERS | 01:35:22 mins
2012, Belgium, Natherlands & France, directed by Patrice Toye

Belgium, 1978. Katja, Roxy, and a group of other lively girls are too young for love, but still almost mothers. In a hidden location, pregnant teenage girls await the birth of their babies in secret. During the long wait, the girls share each other’s joys and sorrows. They form close friendships and distract themselves with strange games – until the bubble bursts, and Katja becomes painfully aware of the plans that the nuns are making behind their backs.
MOVING IMAGES DISTRIBUTION AWARDS
Northboys.jpg  NORTH BOYS: THE STORY OF JIMMY AND CHARLIE | 20:00 mins
2012, Belgium, Natherlands & France, directed by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Charlie Pete of Lower Post, B.C. led a sometimes tortured and troubled life. So did his good friend Jimmy Dennis. As children, both were taken away form their homes on the same day in 1944. They never saw their families again. Both men have spent a lifetime trying to overcome the impact of that traumatic day and the eight years that followed.
 Working-Cats.jpg THE WORKING CAT'S GUIDE TO THE KLONDYKE | 09:00 mins
2012, Belgium, Natherlands & France, directed by Veronica Verkley

A short documentary recalling the traditional practice of Cat Sledding, which was unique to the area of Dawson City, Yukon, in Canada's far north. The film combines archival photographs and super 8 footage along with contemporary interviews, set to the rollicking sounds of local musicians Barnacle Bob, Willies Gordon, and Harmonica George. Old timers, First Nation storytellers, historians, colourful local characters, and modern mushers offer up a rare glimpse of a unique, nearly forgotten method of transportation and way of life.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 WIFTV BEST OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS!


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