Friday, October 22, 2010

VIFF 2010 Wrap Up

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run, October 15.

The Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema went to Hirohara Satoru of Japan for the film "Good Morning To The World", with Special Mentions for "Don't Be Afraid Bi!" and "Rumination".

The ET Canada Award for Best Canadian Feature Film went to Quebec director Denis Villeneuve for "Incendies", with an Honourable Mention given to Denis Côté's "Curling".

The Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film award was presented to Quebec's Halima Ouardiri of Quebec for "Mokhtar".
The Best Canadian Actress Award was given to Lubna Azabal for "Incendies" and The Best Canadian Actor Award was presented to Alexander Gammal for director Ingrid Veninger's "Modra".

Audience Awards included the Rogers People's Choice Award for the UK/Brazil co-pro of Lucy Walker's "Waste Land";

the VIFF Most Popular Canadian Film Award was awarded to "Two Indians Talking", directed by Sara McIntyre.

The VIFF Most Popular Nonfiction Film Award was presented to Germany's "Kinshasa Symphony", directed by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer;

The NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award went to John Zaritsky's "Leave Them Laughing";

The VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award went to Sturla Gunnarsson's "Force Of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie".

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) was attended by over 150,000 people, with more than 600 screenings of 373 films from over 80 countries.

Founded in 1982, the festival's mandate is to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia and Canada...