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Sneak Peek's Michael Stevens @ VIFF 2007...
Thanks to enthusiastic film fans and new media exposure, the annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) broke the $1 million box office mark for the first time in its 26 year history.
Here are the figures:
Films: 337 (232 features + 105 shorts)
Screenings: 598 (+ 50 media screenings)
Accredited Industry Guests: 400
World Premieres: 15
International Premieres: 31
North American Premieres: 37
Canadian Premieres: 40
Vancity People's Choice Award for Most Popular Canadian Film:
"She's A Boy I Knew", dir. Gwen Haworth (British Columbia)
"The Union: The Business Behind Getting High" (Runner-up) dir. Brett Harvey (British Columbia)
Also among the most popular Canadian features, in order of voting:
Yung Chang’s "Up the Yangtze"; Jeremy Podeswa’s "Fugitive Pieces" (Canada/Greece); Carl Bessai’s "Normal"; Jean-François Pouliot’s "Guide de la Petite Vengeance"; Tracy D. Smith’s "Taming Tammy"; Patrick Huard’s "Les 3 P'tits Cochons"; Laurie Lynd’s "Breakfast with Scot"; Guy Maddin’s "My Winnipeg"; Mark Leiren-Young’s "The Green Chain"; Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit’s "Saving Luna"; Kari Skogland’s "The Stone Angel"; Martin Gero’s "Young People F*cking"
Rogers People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Film:
"Persepolis", dir. Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud (Iran/France)
People's Choice Award for Most Popular International Nonfiction Film:
"Garbage Warrior", dir. Oliver Hodge (UK)
Kyoto Planet 'Climate for Change' Award ($25,000):
"The Planet", dir. Michael Stenberg, Johan Soderberg, Linus Torell (Sweden)
Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema ($10,000) sponsored by Brad Birarda:
Shared by "Fujian Blue" (Jin Bi Hui Huang), dir. Robin Weng (Weng Shouming) (China) and "Mid-Afternoon Barks" (Xiawu Gou Jiao) dir. Zhang Yuedong (China)
"Obah: A Girl's Older Brother" (Joyong Palae Changkok), dir. Kim Jong-Guk (South Korea)
Citytv Western Canadian Feature Film Award ($12,000):
"Normal", dir. Carl Bessai (British Columbia)
"Young People F*cking", dir. Martin Gero (British Columbia/Ontario)
National Film Board of Canada Best Canadian Documentary Feature Award ($2,500):
"Up The Yangtze", dir. Yung Chang (Quebec)
"The Suicide Tourist", dir. John Zaritsky (British Columbia)
Women In Film and Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award:
Gwen Haworth for "She's A Boy I Knew"
Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film ($2000 + $5,000 Avid software):
"The Windfisherman", dir. Anna McRoberts (British Columbia)
VIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization that also operates the Vancouver International Film Centre, year-round film programming at the Vancity Theatre and the annual Film and Television Forum...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
VIFF 2007 Sets Box Office Record...
Posted by Michael Stevens on Thursday, October 18, 2007