Closing Night Ceremony & Awards

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 Awards

Legacy Award – 1st Place
Mimi and Me, Canada / BC
Directed by Marly Reed

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Director of Mimi & Me, Marly Reed

Legacy Award – 2nd Place
The Meeting, Canada / BC
Directed by Karen Lam

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The Cast and Crew of ‘The Meeting’

Legacy Award – 3rd Place
Michelle Thrush, Canada / BC
Directed by Shannon Kaplun

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Director of ‘Michelle Thrush’, Shannon Kaplun (center)

Festival Awards

IATSE Award for Best Feature
Finsterworld, Germany
Directed by Frauke Finsterwalder

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IATSE Local 891 Award for Best Feature presented by Dusty Kelly

Image Media Farm Award for Best Documentary
How A People Live, Canada / BC
Directed by Lisa Jackson

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Image Media Farm Award for Best Documentary presented by Erin Neely

Finalé Editworks Award for Best Short
The Meeting, Canada / BC
Directed by Karen Lam

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Finalé Editworks Award for Best Short presented by Don Thompson

DDM Award for Best Direction
Last Woman Standing, Canada / Québec
Directed by Lorraine Price & Juliet Lammers

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DDM Award for Best Direction

UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Performance
Noor, France / Turkey / Pakistan
Directed by Çağla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti

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UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Performance presented by Jo Bates

SIM Digital Award for Best Cinematography
El Regreso (The Return), Venezuela
Directed by Patricia Ortega

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SIM Digital Award for Best Cinematography presented by Ken Anderson

Pacific Backlot Award for Best Screenplay Award / Screenwriter Mentorship Program
Never Steady, Never Still
By Kathleen Hepburn, Canada / BC

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Pacific Backlot Award for Best Screenplay Award / Screenwriter Mentorship Program presented by Gerry Rutherford

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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