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 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Women in Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV) invites the BC Film Community to nominate women who deserve to be in the spotlight in 2012.

Deadline for Nominations:  2 pm, Thursday, December 1, 2011


Nominees must: have been residents of British Columbia for the last year, be current members of WIFTV, and have given their permission to be nominated.

To nominate someone, please fill out the Nomination Form and deliver it, together with a minimum of 2 copies (up to 4 copies) of DVDs or other materials showing relevant work, to the WIFTV Office by the deadline date.

Click here to download the Nomination Form
 


Established in 1999, the Spotlight Awards™ have brought together the BC Film community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BC women in screen-based media.

Awards will be presented at The Spotlight Awards Gala™ on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 (International Women's Day) - the opening night of the 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival .

AWARD
DESCRIPTIONS

The
Woman of the Year Award
is presented to a woman who has achieved a significant success in the field of film or television, and who is recognized for mentoring other women in the industry.  Recent winners include: Lynn Booth, Babz Chula, Carole Tarlington, Gabrielle Rose, Deboragh Gabler, Vicki Gabereau, Trish Dolman, Louse Clark, and Rae Hull.

The
WIFTV Artistic Achievement Award
honours a woman who demonstrates filmmaking excellence in the telling of women’s stories.  This award goes to a director, producer, writer, actor, director of photography, or editor who has: created a major film, television program or digital work in the past two years; or who has created a significant body of work in the telling of women’s stories. Recent winners include: Katrin Bowen, Medved, Christine Welsh, Julia Kwan, Katherine Dodds, Jennifer Ouano, Susan Fox, and Sara Diamond.

The Artistic Innovation Award honours a woman who demonstrates vision, experimentation and innovation in the telling of women's stories in screen based media, and who has created a significant body of work in these forms or an outstanding new work. Last year's winner: Ann-Marie Fleming.

The Wayne Black Service Award honours a woman with a ‘behind-the-scenes’ role and for her continued efforts within the film and television community. This award is named in memory of Wayne Black of Alpha Cine who gave tirelessly of his time and talent to help filmmakers.  Recent winners include: Dusty Kelly, Shauna Hardy Mishaw, Maureen Levitt, Janice Talbott, Lodi Butler, Liz Shorten, Kathryn Lynch, Shelley Gillen, and Melanie Friesen.

The Honourary Friend Award
recognizes a person who has played a significant role in supporting women in the industry and, although not a professional member, has promoted the success of the organization. Men are eligible to be nominated for this award. Recent winners include: Alexandra Raffe, John Dippong, Andrew Williamson, Lynne MacNamara, Paul Sharpe, Bob Scarabelli, Rob Egan, Patricia Gruben, Ron Harvey, and Tom Adair.

The Sharon Gibbon Lifetime Member Award honours a member in recognition of her volunteer work with WIFTV advancing the organization’s goals in the British Columbia film and television community. The award is named in memory of Sharon Gibbon, who exemplified these qualities in a career cut short too soon.  Recent winners include: Debra Sears, Jacqui Ellis, Jacqueline Samuda, Janine Bizzocchi-Steele, Carol Whiteman, Deborah Harry, and Eileen Hoeter.

Kodak The Kodak Image Award is awarded to a female director or DOP for excellence in a recent short work that shows excellence in overall production value or a unique, visionary approach to the cinematography or storytelling.  Recent winners include: Lindsay George, Moira Simpson, Michelle Porter, Amy Belling, Tara Hungerford, Shannon Kohli, Kirsten Carthew, and Jessica Bradford.

PAYS_Logo The Please Adjust Your Set Award, presented by the team at www.pleaseadjustyourset.com, honours the person who has done the most in the last year to promote gender equity in the film, television and or/screen based media. Last year's winner: Rina Fraticelli.


Nominees must: have been residents of British Columbia for the last year, be current members of WIFTV, and have given their permission to be nominated.

To nominate someone, please fill out the Nomination Form and deliver it, together with a minimum of 2 copies (up to 4 copies) of DVDs or other materials showing relevant work, to the WIFTV Office by the deadline date.

Click here to download the Nomination Form

Established in 1989, Women In Film + Television Vancouver Society (WIFTV) is an internationally-affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing & celebrating women in screen-based media. We are the Vancouver chapter of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI), which counts more than 10,000 members world-wide.
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