Each year the best current features, documentaries and shorts from all regions of Canada are presented in what has become one of the largest annual public exhibitions of new Canadian film in the world. From an average of more than 600 submissions, our programmers select the top 100, and the Vancouver public responds very enthusiastically, making this one of our best-attended series.
Awards and Prizes for Canadian filmmakers at VIFF 2012 include:
- A $10,000 Prize for Best Canadian Feature Film (Directorial Debut), selected by an esteemed Canadian Images jury.
- A cash prize for the Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film, also selected by the Canadian Images jury.
All Canadian films are also eligible for the Most Popular Canadian Film Award, and the prestigious Rogers People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Both Awards are chosen by the audience through ballot voting.
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM AWARD 2012
VIFF is delighted to announce the following candidates for the Best Canadian Feature Film Award. A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the director of the winning film, as selected by the CANADIAN IMAGES JURY from the films listed below. The award will be announced prior to the Closing Gala film on October 12th. Eligible films are:
|Becoming Redwood||The Disappeared*|
|Camera Shy**||In No Particular Order**|
|Charlie Zone||Random Acts of Romance**|
|Crimes of Mike Recket||Rebelle|
*Directorial Debut **World Premiere
The 2011 Best Canadian Feature Film Award winner was Anne Émond for her film Nuit #1.
THE MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN SHORT FILM AWARD
The Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film will receive a $2,000 cash prize. The Canadian Images jury also adjudicates this award. In 2011 the winning film was director Andrew Cividino’s We Ate the Children Last.