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

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Family-Focused Films

Families–close knit, estranged, chosen, or amusingly dysfunctional–are an endless source of inspiration for filmmakers. This year’s festival program has several films focused on a variety  of family structures. Here are your best bets for some family drama.

Ina Litovski by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin

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Living in a cramped apartment in a new city, a young violinist is trying to take care of her listless mother and burnout brother. Tonight is a school recital-will she have her moment to shine, or will her family remain preoccupied?

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Funny Girl: Best of VIWIFF 2014’s Comedies

Who says women aren’t funny? This  year’s VIWIFF lineup has comedies from all over the world. If you’re looking for laughs, these films are your best bets to tickle your funny bone.

The Meeting
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Karen Lam’s The Meeting is her second film showing at VIWIFF (her feature-length supernatural thriller, Evangeline, is opening the festival). This dark comedy focuses on a group of serial killers in the midst of, well, supporting one another at their weekly AA-esque support group. One can’t stop bragging about his finesse with weaponry, another is hung up on his creepy fetishes, while the rest argue about group dynamics. Will a surprise visit from a lost person looking for another meeting prove helpful in vanquishing their troubles, or tempt them into relapse?

Saturday, March 8th @ 7:00 pm

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