VIWIFF BEST OF THE FESTIVAL AWARDS 2017
Every year the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival presents awards for achievement in a variety of categories.
At the Closing Night Award Ceremony on March 12th, the Best of the Festival awards were presented, along with the awards for the winner of the VIWIFF International Screenplay Competition, the winners of the From Our Dark Side Genre Concept Contest, and the screening of the Matrix Award winning short films.
All awards were chosen by an independent jury of industry professionals.
Short film jury: Peg Campbell (filmmaker and teacher at Emily Carr), Peggy Thompson (screenwriter, producer and Professor Emerita of UBC’s Creative Writing Program) and Ana Carrizales (performer and media creator).
Feature film jury: Cari Green (documentary filmmaker and teacher at Langara and Emily Carr), Shannon Walsh (filmmaker and theorist based at the Department of Theatre and Film, UBC), Rachelle Chartrand (screenwriter, script consultant and past president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver).
IATSE 891 Award for Best Feature
Lutine, directed by Isabelle Broué
UBCP ACTRA Award for Best Performance
Elle-Maija Tailfeathers for her performance in On the Farm
Casting Workbook Award for Best Performance in a Short
Jenny Schily for her performance in Aftermath
Sim Digital Award for Best Cinematography
Cornelius Plache, Luciano Cervio, Maximilian Preiss for their cinematography in Anishoara
IATSE 669 Award for Best Cinematography in a Short
Monika Plura for her cinematography in On The Beach
Lutine, written by Isabelle Broué
Maximilian Raible for his editing of Where to, Miss?
Side Street Post Award for Best Editing in a Short
Tie between Aube Foglia for of An Uncertain Spring, and Carmela Iandoli of The Wake
DGC BC Award for Best Direction
Narges Abyar for Breath
Finale Award for Best Short
Sisters by Natasha Merkulova
24 Frames Award for Best Documentary
A Revolution in Four Seasons by Jessie Deeter
Ken Hayward Award for Best Screenplay from the VIWIFF International Screenplay Competition
Lily Mercer for My Old Man