District 9, co-written by Vancouver Film School graduates Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, is up for Best Picture this weekend at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
It’s no secret that Vancouver Film School students are mighty talented and this Oscar nod is a pleasant (and warranted) surprise. To celebrate, VFS has given me a District 9 prize pack to give away to a reader this week.
To enter to win this prize pack, please leave a comment naming your favourite movie that has Vancouverites in the credits (or was filmed in Vancouver). This could be the star, the writer, director, or one featuring the recognizable Marine Building.
I’ll do the draw tomorrow night at 5:00pm and the prize pack will be mailed out to the winner. The Oscars will be shown on CTV this Sunday and there are a few parties in town (at Players Chophouse or the OPUS Hotel) where you can join in the fun.
Update: I have just drawn the winner randomly and it’s Dale, congratulations!
Fine print: Participants must live within BC and be able to confirm their prize within 48 hours.