VANCOUVER: The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) released its full list of awards that recognize the outstanding films and filmmakers featured at the 36th annual festival, tonight. With more than $80,000 in prizes awarded, these significant cash awards help further the creative careers of BC and Canadian filmmakers by celebrating their exceptional work.
Juried awards for Canadian features and shorts were announced at an awards ceremony prior to the BC Spotlight Gala Screening of director Melanie Wood’s Shut Up and Say Something at The Vancouver Playhouse.
The full list of awards, jurors and winners is as follows:
BC Spotlight Awards
Sea to Sky Award
Best BC Film Award
BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
Jury members: Kevan Funk, Taylor Hill, Harry Killas
Canadian Film Awards
Best Canadian Film
Emerging Canadian Director
Jury members: Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Tracey Friesen, Ravi Srinivasan
Best Canadian Documentary
Jury members: Ann Marie Fleming, Janice Morris, Jeff Chiba Stearns
Short Film Awards:
Best Canadian Short Film
Best BC Short Film
Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film
Jury members: Nick Citton, Alicia Eisen, Darcy Van Poelgeest
Please note, the Impact Award and the Super Channel People’s Choice Award will be announced at The Centre for the Performing Arts on October 13.
Tickets for all talks, sessions and performances are available for purchase at viff.org and in person at the Vancouver International Film Centre.
Each year VIFF relies on the hard work of more than 1,000 volunteers to assist in running the festival. Volunteer registration is now open at goviff.org/volunteer.
Founded in 1982, the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural society and federally registered charitable organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF produces screenings, talks and events that act as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen. In its 36th year, the Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 28-October 13, 2017 as it showcases the top international, Canadian and BC films and plays host to industry professionals from around the globe. viff.org