VIFF Award Winners 2018


Monday, October 15th, 2018 — 1:53pm PST
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The 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) has wrapped for another year with sold out screenings, audience favourites, world premieres, and whole lot of effort from VIFF’s awesome squad of volunteers. A feature of the closing gala last Friday was the distribution of this year’s awards. Here are some of the winners:

VIFF Award Winners 2018

VIFF Awards 2018 Peoples Choice

Super Channel People’s Choice Award 2018
Winner Finding Big Country (Dir. Kathleen Jayme)

Sea to Sky Award
Winner: Meredith Hama-Brown (Broken Bunny)
Special Mention: Robin Hays (Anthem of a Teenage Prophet)

Best BC Film Award
Winner: Edge of the Knife (Dirs. Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown)

BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
Winners: Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein (Freaks)

Best BC Short Film
Winner: Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) (Dir. Amanda Strong)

Best Canadian Film
Winner: Edge of the Knife (Dirs. Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown)
Special Mention: Genesis(Dir. Philippe Lesage) and The Grizzlies(Dir. Miranda de Pencier)

Emerging Canadian Director
Winner: Sean Devlin (When the Storm Fades)
Special Mention: Drew Lint (M/M)

Best Canadian Documentary
Winner: The Museum of Forgotten Triumphs (Dir. Bojan Bodružić)
Special Mention: A Sister’s Song (Dir. Danae Elon)

VIFF Most Popular Canadian Feature 2018
Winner Edge of the Knife (Dirs: Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown)

VIFF Most Popular International Feature
Winner Shoplifters (Dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu)

VIFF Most Popular International Documentary
Winner Bathtubs Over Broadway (Dir. Dava Whisenant)

#MustSeeBC
Winner: Finding Big Country (Dir. Kat Jayme)

View the full list here »

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