After four amazing days, the Closing Night Ceremony ended the festival on a high note with the presentation of the Legacy and Festival Awards and a closing reception to toast the success of all of VIWIFF’s filmmakers.
Legacy Award – 1st Place Mimi and Me, Canada / BC
Directed by Marly Reed
Whether its The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, or Girls, or Game of Thrones, it seems that every TV and movie focused on women contains a scene of violence against women. The reality of violence against women in Canada is this:
Women are 5 times more likely to be victims of sexual assault than men.
The majority of sexual assaults reported to police are by individuals between the ages 15-24. Continue reading →
Late one night, with tummies full of Tojo’s, Rawiya and Sophia lay comatose in bed.
Suddenly, Rawiya awoke from her slumber in a fit, “I just had the most crazy-ass dream!” Rousing her partner, “I was kayaking off Jericho when a huge grey whale popped up and told me I was pregnant. It said the baby would either grow up to become a great filmmaker who inspires and entertains billions or live a lifetime of struggle just to have their voice heard.”