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Best of the Festival Awards - VIWIFF 2016

Every year the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival presents awards for achievement in a variety of categories. 

This year, we presented these awards at the Closing Night Award Ceremony, on March 13th, along with the awards for the winner of the VIWIFF International Screenplay Competition,  the winners of the From Our Dark Side Genre Concept Contest, the Matrix Awards winning films and the screening of the Matrix Award winning short films.  

All awards were chosen by an independent jury of industry professionals. 

We would like to thank this year’s jury: Fabiola Caraza, Amy Belling, Susan Curran, Trish Dolman and Carleen Kyle. To read their bios, click here

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL AWARDS:

IATSE LOCAL 891 AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE

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Winner: Café Derby, directed by Lenny Van Wesemael (Belgium, 2015) 

UBCP/ACTRA AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE

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Winner: Colleen Rennison in One Last Ride

SIM DIGITAL AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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Winner: in a short film: Pierre Tanguy, Heliopsis directed by Sandra-Jessica Koban (France 2015)

                                         in a feature: Ruben Impens, Café Derby

CANADIAN CINEMA EDITORS AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

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Winner: Thomas Poorters, Café Derby

DGC AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION

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Winner: Lenny Van Wesemael, Café Derby

LINE 21 AWARD FOR BEST DOC

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  Winner:When Giants Fall, directed by Leslie Griffith (USA, 2015)

 Special Mention

The Girl, Whose Shadow Reflects the Moon, directed by Walaa Al Alawi (Jordan, 2015)

FINALE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT

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Winner: The Chicken, directed by Una Gunjak (Croatia/Germany, 2014)

UBC CREATIVE WRITING AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

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Winner: Resurrecting Jane Doe, by Carla Custance.

Read more about the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition here.

 From Our Dark Side

The five winning screenwriters of the FROM OUR DARK SIDE genre concept contest and mentorship were present to receive their awards, provided by Creative BC, Super Channel and Telefilm Canada.

 As announced earlier this year, the From Our Dark Side winners and their stories are:

 Ana de Lara, Victoria, BC — The Chosen One

Elisabeth de Mariaffi, St. John's, NL — Fly Girls

Gada Jane, Kitchener, ON — Video Star

Jennifer Krukowski, Toronto, ON — Right Hand Rule

Ashley Lynch, Burnaby, BC — Suicide Girl

 

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Click here to see the 2015 Festival Winners