VAFF 2019 Awards

VAFF 2019  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR CANADIAN FEATURE / SHORT AWARD

Sponsored by International Cinematographer’s Guild 669 (ICG 669), the inaugural VAFF Best Cinematography for Canadain Feature Award and Best Cinematography for Canadain Short Award  is presented to a qualifying Canadian independent short film/filmmaker in the current year’s festival for outstanding achievement in cinematography.  3 Canadian feature films and 9 Canadian Short films are eligible for the nomination.

  • Best Cinematography for Canadian Short Award – Ali Sattar “Worth”
  • Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award – Grant Baldwin “Because We Are Girls” 

 

VAFF 2019 BEST DIRECTOR FOR CANADIAN FEATURE / SHORT AWARD

Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada, the inaugural VAFF Best  Director for Canadian Feature Award and VAFF Best  Director for Canadian Short Award is presented to a qualifying Canadian independent short film/filmmaker in the current year’s festival for outstanding achievement in directing.  3 Canadian feature films and 9 Canadian Short films are eligible for the nomination.

  • Honorable Mention Best Director for Canadian  Short – Jamie Lam “Inner Space”
  • Best  Director for  Canadian Short Award  – Meelad Moaphi “Worth”
  • Best  Director for  Canadian Feature Award  – Baljit Sangra “Because We Are Girls” 

 

VAFF 2019 BEST CANADIAN FEATURE / SHORT AWARD

Sponsored by Telefilm Canada, the VAFF Best Canadian Feature Award & Best Canadian Short Award is presented annually to a qualifying Canadian independent short film/filmmaker in the current year’s festival. 3 Canadian feature films and 9 Canadian Short films  are eligible for the nomination.

  • Best Canadian Short Award – “Worth”
  • Best Canadian Feature Award  – “Because We Are Girls”

 

VAFF 2019 People’s Choice Award

  • Best Overall Performance – “Year Zero”
  • Best Overall Short – “Grandma’s 80th Surprise”
  • Best Overall Feature – “Yellow Rose”

 

2019 “Outstanding Contribution” Diversity in Film Award – Recipient Mina Shum

Learn about our recipient.

Each year an outstanding artist is selected by a committee at VAFF to acknowledge an individual’s achievement in contributing to the fight for making underrepresented voices heard and pushing forward the culture of diversity through their actions or work.  This year’s recipient will join the ranks of Tzi Ma and Jeff Chib-Stearns.

 

Nominees for 2019 Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award, 2019 Best  Director for  Canadian Feature Award and 2019 Best Canadian Feature Award are (in program screening order):

  • Becoming Labrador        
  • The World is Bright         
  • Because We are Girls      

 

Nominees for 2019 Best Cinematography for Canadian Short Award, 2019 Best  Director for  Canadian Short Award, 2019 Best Canadian Short Award are (in program screening order):

  • Into Here               
  • Ricecake                
  • Inner Space          
  • Odd Girl                
  • The Shipment      
  • Newborn               
  • The Nisei              
  • Single Asian Male
  • Worth                    

 

What is the People’s Choice Award ?

The People’s Choice Awards will be presenting during the Closing Night Screening and Awards Ceremony November 10, 2019. You will be the judge to select the Overall Feature, Overall Short, Overall Performance. The voting will be open from Nov 7- Nov 10, 2010 during the festival. You can vote online at http://vaff.org/vote/

 

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