Past Award Winners

 

2009 AWARDS

Adjudicated Awards 2009

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema, presented by Brad Birarda & Robert Sali ($10,000 prize): JANG Kun-Jae of South Korea for EIGHTEEN

Canwest Award for Best Canadian Feature Film ($20,000 prize): Director Xavier Dolan of Montreal for I KILLED MY MOTHER (J'ai tué ma mere)

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film Award ($2,000 prize): Directors Jan Binsse and David Tougas of Montreal for their film THE LAST ACT (Le dernier acte)

Women in Film and Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award: Nimisha Mukerji, co-director, producer and editor and Gillian Lowry, co-producer, of 65_REDROSES

Audience Awards 2009

Rogers People's Choice Award: SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman
VIFF Most Popular Canadian Film Award: Nimisha Mukerji & Philip Lyall's 65_REDROSES
documentary Audience Award: FACING ALI, directed by Pete McCormack
NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award ($2500 in technical services): Nimisha Mukerji & Philip Lyall's 65_REDROSES

VIFF Environmental Film Award: AT THE EDGE OF  THE WORLD, directed by Dan Stone

 


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2008

JURIED AWARDS

Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award
FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING directed by Kari Skogland, BC

VIFF Nonfiction Feature Award
BORN WITHOUT directed by Eva Norvind.
Special Mention FIERCE LIGHT: WHEN SPIRIT MEETS ACTION directed byVelcrow Ripper

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema
PERFECT LIFE directed by Emily Tang

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film
THE VALET directed by Drew McCreadie of Vancouver

Women in Film & Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Tantoo Cardinal, MOTHERS&DAUGHTERS

International Film Guide Inspiration Award
CONTROL ALT DELETE directed by Cameron Labine of BC

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Rogers People's Choice Award for the Most Popular Film
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime) directed by Philippe Claudel

documentary Audience Award
THROW DOWN YOUR HEART directed by Sascha Paladino

VIFF Most Popular Canadian Film Award
MOTHERS&DAUGHTERS directed by Carl Bessai

National Film Board's Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award
FIERCE LIGHT: WHEN SPIRIT MEETS ACTION directed by Velcrow Ripper

VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award
BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS directed by Sam Bozzo

2007

AUDIENCE AWARDS
The Rogers People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Film
PERSEPOLIS (France, Iran) directed by Marjane Satrapi of Iran and Vincent Paronnaud of France

The Vancity People's Choice Award for Most Popular Canadian Film
SHE'S A BOY I KNEW (British Columbia) directed by Gwen Haworth

The People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Documentary
GARBAGE WARRIOR (UK) directed by Oliver Hodge

JURIED AWARDS
Kyoto Planet Climate for Change Award
THE PLANET (Sweden) directed by Michael Stenberg, Johan Soderberg, Linus Torell.

The Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award
NORMAL (British Columbia) directed by Carl Bessai.

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film
THE WINDFISHERMAN (British Columbia) directed by Anna McRoberts.

The National Film Board Award for Best Canadian Documentary Feature
UP THE YANGTZE (Quebec) directed by Yung Chang

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young East Asian Cinema
FUJIAN BLUE (China) directed by Robin Weng [Weng Shouming]
MID-AFTERNOON BARKS (China) directed by Zhang Yuedong

The Women in Film and Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Gwen Haworth for SHE'S A BOY I KNEW (British Columbia)

2006

The People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Film
DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN / THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany) directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Film
MYSTIC BALL (Ontario) directed by Greg Hamilton

The Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award
EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN (British Columbia) directed by Paul Fox

The National Film Board Award for Best Documentary Feature
HAVE YOU HEARD FROM JOHANNESBURG? (USA) directed by Connie Field

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young East Asian Cinema
TODO TODO TEROS (Philippines) directed by John Torres

The Women in Film and Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Carmen Moore for UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL (British Columbia)

2005

The People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Film
LIVE AND BECOME (Israel/France) directed by Rahu Mihaileanu

The Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Film
EVE AND THE FIRE HORSE (British Colunmbia) directed by Julia Kwan

The Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award
LUCID (Manitoba) directed by Sean Garrity.

The Bravo!FACT Award for Best Young Western Canadian Director of a Short Film
PATTERNS (British Columbia) directed by Jamie Travis.

The National Film Board Award for Best Documentary Feature
A PARTICULAR SILENCE (Italy) directed by Stefano Rulli

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young East Asian Cinema
OX HIDE (China) directed by Liu Jiayin

The Women in Film and Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Carly Pope for THE HAMSTER CAGE (British Columbia)

2004

The AGF People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Film
MACHUCA (Chile) directed by Andrés Wood

The Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Film
WHAT REMAINS OF US (Quebec) directed by François Prévost and Hugo Latulippe
BEING CARIBOU (British Columbia) directed by Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson

The Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award
SEVEN TIMES LUCKY (Manitoba) directed by Gary Yates.

The Keystone Award (Best Young Western Canadian Director of a Short Film)
RIVERBURN (British Columbia) directed by Jennifer Calvert.

Special mention: JUDAS' PANE directed by Steven K.L. Olson's and OF BURNING HILLS directed by Jason White

The National Film Board Award for Best Documentary Feature
IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL (USA) directed by Jessica Yu

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young East Asian Cinema
THE SOUP, ONE MORNING (Japan) directed by TAKAHASHI Izumi

The Women in Film and Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Joely Collins for THE LOVE CRIMES OF GILLIAN GUESS (British Columbia)

2003

Air Canada People's Choice Award for Most Popular Film
Kamchatka (Argentina/Spain) directed by Marcelo Pineyro.

Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Film
The Corporation (British Columbia), directed by MARK ACHBAR and JENNIFER ABBOTT

Runner-up:
The Delicate Art of Parking (British Columbia), directed by TRENT CARLSON

Citytv Western Canada Feature Film Award
NATHANIEL GEARY for On the Corner (British Columbia)

Special Citation:
See Grace Fly (British Columbia), directed by PETE MCCORMACK

Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Uniform (Zhifu), dir. Diao Yinan (China)

Keystone Award (for Best Young Western Canadian Director of a Short Film)
JESSE MCKEOWN for The Big Charade (British Columbia)

National Film Board Award for Best Documentary Feature Juried prize
Los Angeles Plays Itself (USA), directed by Thom Andersen

Women in Film and Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award Juried prize
GINA CHIARELLI for See Grace Fly (British Columbia)

Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
JOHN CADIGAN for People Say I'm Crazy (USA)

2002

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Bowling for Columbine, dir. Michael Moore (USA/Canada)

Runners-up:
Rivers and Tides(Fluss Der Zeit), dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer (Germany)
Standing in the Shadows of Mowtown, dir. Paul Justman (USA)

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Expecting, dir. Deborah Day (Ontario)
and
Fix: The Story of an Addicted City, dir. Nettie Wild (British Columbia)

Runner-up:
Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, dir., Mina Shum (British Columbia)

Citytv Western Canada Screenwriter's Award
Nicholas Racz for The Burial Society (British Columbia)

Special Citation:
Mina Shum and Dennis Foon forLong Life, Happiness and Prosperity (British Columbia)

Telefilm Canada Awards For:
Best Emerging Western Canadian Feature Film Director
Keith Behrman for Flower & Garnet (British Columbia)
Best Emerging Western Canadian Director of a Short or Mid-Length Film
Michelle Porter for BIG SHOES TO FILL (British Columbia)

Special Citation:
Dylan Akio Smith for THE BUG (British Columbia)

Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Shanghai Panic (Women hai Pa), dir. Andrew Y-S Cheng (China)

Special Citations:
Borderline, dir. Lee Sang-Il (Japan)
Eliana, Eliana, dir. Riri Riza (Indonesia)
Too Young to Die (Jukeoko Joha!), dir. Park Jin-Pyo (South Korea)

National Film Board Of Canada Award for Best Documentary Feature
Gambling, Gods and LSD, dir. Peter Mettler (Ontario/Switzerland)

Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Jane McGregor for Flower & Garnet and Bitten

Special Citation:
Sonja Bennett for Punch

Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
OASIS, dir. Lee Chang-Dong (South Korea)

2001

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Promises (USA) dirs. B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Obaachan’s Garden, dir. Linda Ohama

Rogers Video Western Canada Screenwriter's Award
Robert Cuffley And Jason Long for Turning Paige

Telefilm Canada Awards For:
Best Emerging Western Canadian Feature Film director
Robert Cuffley for Turning Paige
Best Emerging Western Canadian Director of a Short or Mid-Length Film
Jeff Cunningham And Adam Locke-Norton for 10-Speed

Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Mirror Image (Taiwan) dir. Hsiao Ya-Chuan

Special Mention:
The Orphan Of Anyang (China) dir. Wang Chao
Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine In Daehakno (South Korea) dir. Nam-Gee Woong

National Film Board Of Canada Award for Best Documentary Feature
Jung (War): In The Land Of The Mujaheddin (Italy/Afghanistan) dirs. Alberto Vendemmiati, Fabrizio Lazzaretti

Special Mention:
The Land Of Wandering Souls (Cambodia/France) dir. Rithy Panh
The Inner Tour (Israel/Palestine) dir. Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Frida Betrani, (Last Wedding)

Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
The New Country, (Sweden) dir. Geir Hansteen Jörgensen

Diversity In Spirit Award
Promises, (USA) dirs. B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado

2000

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Divided We Fall (Czech Republic) dir. Jan Hrebejk

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Waydowntown, dir. Gary Burns

Rogers Video Western Canada Screenwriter'sAward
Gary Burns for Waydowntown

Telefilm Canada Awards For
Best Emerging Western Canadian Feature Film Director
Ross Weber for No More Monkeys Jumpin’ On The Bed
Best Emerging Western Canadian Director of a Short or Mid-Length Film
Simon Capet for Evirati

Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Fah Talai Jone (Thailand) dir. Wisit Sasanatieng

Special Mention:
Mysterious Object At Noon (Thailand) dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Not Forgotten (Japan) dir. Shinozaki Makoto

National Film Board Of Canada Award for Best Documentary Feature
Just Melvin (USA) dir. James Ronald Whitney

Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Shirley Vercruysse, (Waydowntown)

Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
Yi Yi (A One And A Two), (Taiwan) dir. Edward Yang

Diversity In Spirit Award
Otomo, (Germany) dir. Frieder Schlaich

1999

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Genghis Blues (USA) dir. Roko Belic

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Rollercoaster, dir. Scott Smith

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Terrance Odette for Heater

Telefilm Canada Awards For:
Best Emerging Western Canadian Feature Film Director
Terrance Odette for Heater
Best Emerging Western Canadian Director of a Short or Mid-Length Film
Michelle Ryan And Jessica Salo for Pride

Alcan Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
7/25 (Nana/No-Go) (Japan) dir. Hayakawa Wataru

Special Mention:

About July (Taiwan) dir. Wei Te-Sheng
Hazy Life (Japan) dir. Yamashita Nobuhiro

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
Megacities (Austria) dir. Michael Glawogger

Special Mention:
Cinema Verite: Defining The Moment (Canada) dir. Peter Wintonick
Best Animated Film Award
Village Of Idiots, (Quebec) dir. Eugene Fedorenko, Rose Newlove

Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Enuka Okuma, (Daydrift)

Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
Genghis Blues, (USA) dir. Roko Belic

1998

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Life Is Beautiful (Italy) dir. Roberto Benigni

Runner Up:
Central Station (Brazil/France) dir. Walter Salles

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Such A Long Journey, dir. Sturla Gunnarson

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Charles Biname And Monique Proulx for Streetheart

Telefilm Canada Awards For
Best Emerging Western Canadian Feature Film director
Bruce Sweeney for Dirty
Best Emerging Western Canadian director of a Short or Mid-Length Film
Nathaniel Geary for Keys To Kingdoms

Alcan Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Xiao Wu (China/Hong Kong) dir. Jia Zhangke

Special Mention:

Christmas In August (South Korea) dir. Hur Jin-Ho
Jam (Taiwan) dir. Chen Yiwen

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
The Brandon Teena Story (USA) dirs. Susan Muska And Greta Olafsdottir
Best Animated Film Award
When Ponds Freeze Over, (Newfoundland) dir. Mary Lewis

Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award
Sandra Oh, (Last Night)

Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award
The Underground Orchestra, (The Netherlands) dir. Heddy Honigmann

1997

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Beyond Silence (Germany) dir. Caroline Link

Runner Up:

Waco: The Rules Of Engagement (USA) dir. William Gazecki

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
The Hanging Garden, dir. Thom Fitzgerald

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Thom Fitzgerald for The Hanging Garden

Telefilm Canada Awards:
Best Emerging Western Canadian Feature Film Director
Gary Burns for Kitchen Party
Best Emerging Western Canadian director of a Short or Mid-Length Film
Andrew Currie for Night Of The Living

Alcan Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Green Fish (South Korea) dir. Lee Chang-Dong

Special Mention:
2 Duo (Japan) dir. Suwa Nobuhiro

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
• Best Documentary Feature
Tu As Crié Let Me Go (Quebec) dir. Anne Claire Poirier

Special Mention:
Waco: The Rules Of Engagement (USA) dir. William Gazecki

Best Animated Film Award
Flatworld, (Great Britain) dir. Daniel Greaves

1996

Air Canada People's Choice Award For Most Popular Film
Breaking The Waves (Denmark/France) dir. Lars Von Trier

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Fire dir. Deepa Mehta

Alcan Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well (South Korea) dir. Hong Sang-Soo
and
Rainclouds Over Wushan (China) dir. Zhang Ming

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Noel S. Baker for Hard Core Logo dir. Bruce Mcdonald

Citytv Award For Best Canadian Film
Hard Core Logo dir. Bruce Mcdonald

Telefilm Canada Award For Best New Western Canadian Feature Film Director
Kissed dir. Lynne Stopkewich

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
Predictions Of Fire (USA / Slovenia) dir. Michael Benson
Best Animated Film
La Salla (Canada) dir. Richard Condie

Highbury Award For Best Western Canadian Short
Standing Still (B.C.) dir. Catherine Quinn

1995

Air Canada Award For Most Popular Film
Carrington (Britain) dir. Christopher Hampton

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Margaret's Museum dir. Mort Ransen

Dragons And Tigers Award For Young Cinema
Goldfish (China) dir. Wu Di
and
Mabarosi (Japan) dir. Koreeda Hirokazu

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Robert Lepage for Le Confessionnal, dir. Robert Lepage

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
Caught In The Act (France) dir. Raymond Depardon
and
Jupiter's Wife (U.S.A.) dir. Michel Negroponte
Best Animated Film
Your Name In Cellulite (Canada) dir. Gail Noonan

Western Canadian Dramatic Short
(Stories From) The Land Of Cain (Saskatchewan) dir. Mark Wihak
and
The Shaper (B.C.) dir. Jochen Schliessler

1994

Air Canada Award For Most Popular Film
Red (France/Poland/Switzerland) dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Tokyo Cowboy dir. Kathy Garneau
and
Louis XIX - King Of The Airwaves dir. Michel Poulette

Dragons & Tigers Award For Young Cinema
This Window Is Yours (Japan) dir. Tomoyuki Furumaya

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Emile Gaudreault, Sylvie Bouchard & Michel Michaud for Louis XIX - King Of The Airwaves dir. Michel Poulette

The National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
Moving The Mountain (U.S.A.) dir. Michael Apted
Best Animated Film
Trawna Tuh Belvul (Canada) dir. Martin Rose

Z95.3 Award For Best Western Canadian Dramatic Short
Weight Of The World (Saskatchewan) dir. Brian Stockton

1993

Air Canada Award For Most Popular Film
The Piano (Australia) dir. Jane Campion

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
The Lotus Eaters dir. Paul Shapiro
and
For The Moment dir. Aaron Kim Johnston

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Paule Baillargeon for Le Sexe Des Etoiles dir. Paule Baillargeon

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
Kanasatake (Canada) dir. Alanis Obomsawin
Best Documentary Short
In The Gutter (Canada) dir. Cristine Richey
Best Animated Film
Pearl's Diner (Canada) dir. Lynn Smith

1992

Air Canada Award For Most Popular Film
Strictly Ballroom (Australia) dir. Baz Luhrmann
and
The Story Of Qiu Ju (China) dir. Zhang Yimou

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Manufacturing Consent dir. Mark Achbar / Peter Wintonick

Rogers Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Jean Claude Lauzon for Leolo dir. Jean-Claude Lauzon

National Film Board Of Canada Awards:
Best Documentary Feature
Black Harvest (Australia) dir. Bob Connolly / Robin Anderson
Best Documentary Short
Women In The Shadows (Canada) dir. Jacques Leduc
Best Animated Film
Why (Canada) dir. Carol Halstead

1991

Air Canada Award For Most Popular Film
Martha And I (Germany/France) dir. Jirí Weiss

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Highway 61 dir. Bruce Macdonald

Acura Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Bill Robertson for The Events Leading Up To My Death dir. Bill Robertson

1990

Air Canada Award For Most Popular Film
The Nasty Girl (Germany) dir. Michael Verhoeven

Federal Express Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
The Company Of Strangers dir. Cynthia Scott

Best Canadian Screenplay Award
Darrell Wasyk for H dir. Darryl Wasyk

1989

• Maxwell House And Sierra Award For Most Popular Film
Roger And Me (U.S.A.) dir. Michael Moore

• Stouffer's Award For Most Popular Canadian Film
Where The Spirit Lives dir. Bruce Pittman

• IBM Award For Best Canadian Screenplay
Atom Egoyan for Speaking Parts dir. Atom Egoyan

1988

• Most Popular Film
Some Girls (U.S.A.) dir. Michael Hoffman

• Most Popular Canadian Film
The Outside Chance Of Maximillian Glick dir. Allan A. Goldstein


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