Proud sponsors of the 9th Annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Legacy Awards

Since the inception of the Vancouver Women in Film Festival in 2006, LEGACY FILMWORKS has supported WIFTV and BC filmmakers through cash sponsorship of awards and artists fees. The VIWIFF Legacy Awards for outstanding achievement in film and are presented annually to the top three BC filmmaking teams from the festival. Every year, Deboragh Gabler, President & CEO of LEGACY FILMWORKS, presents these three cash awards.

2014 Winners from the 9th Annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 

1st place
Mimi & Me00:15:12
Canada, directed by Marly Reed

A teenage wallflower gets sex advice from her gambling, alcoholic grandma before heading over to her first party to win over the guy of her dreams.

An anti-Gilmore Girls movie, this comedy provokes out-loud chuckles through Grandma Mimi’s (Patti Allan) grotesque love advice, and the sobering recognition that one’s “first time” is better to be soon forgotten.

The Meeting
2nd place
The Meeting00:16:21
Canada, directed by Karen Lam

In a weekly support group, four serial killers confess their darkest sins, hoping to cure themselves of their homicidal tendencies. But all hell breaks loose when a blonde, female newcomer decides to join....

Vancouver’s queen of horror, Karen Lam, keeps on gathering awards all over the world with this well executed, sophisticated and funny gem that turns your expectations of serial killers upside down.


3rd place
Michelle Thrush00:20:18
Canada, directed by Shannon Kaplun

Adam Beach narrates the story of Michelle Thrush, a Gemini Award-winning Canadian actor who has starred alongside Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, and many others in numerous feature films. She is one of the stars of APTN's Blackstone and CBC’s Arctic Air series, and is known for her role in Jim Jarmush's Dead Man.

A Cree from Calgary, Thrush has suffered poverty, was surrounded by addiction, and fought through stereotypes to become a strong, talented, and award-winning role model.


Click here to see the winners of the 2013 Legacy Awards.