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Every year at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada’s best feature films, documentaries and shorts are presented in one of the world’s largest annual public exhibitions of new Canadian film. From an average of more than 600 submissions, our programmers select over 75 features and shorts. Vancouver moviegoers respond with tremendous enthusiasm, making this one of our best-attended series and a point of pride for VIFF.

This year, VIFF furthers its commitment to Canadian narrative filmmakers by introducing a cash award to celebrate their outstanding achievements.

Awards for Canadian filmmakers at VIFF 2014 will include:

BEST CANADIAN FILM

$8,000 cash prize
Sponsored by THE DIRECTORS GUILD OF CANADA

MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN SHORT FILM

$2,000 Cash Prize

BEST BC FILM

A $10,000 development bursary
Sponsored by THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND 
(All films in the BC Spotlight are eligible for Best BC Film)

B.C. EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD

A $7,500 cash prize 
Sponsored by UBCP / ACTRA and AFBS
+ $10,000 Ewquipment credit
Supplied by WILLIAM F. WHITE

(filmsmust be signatory to a UBCP/ACTRA agreement to be eligible). 

 All Canadian feature films are also eligible for the Most Popular Canadian Film Award, and the prestigious Rogers People’s Choice Award. Both awards are chosen by VIFF attendees through post-screening voting.


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Preview, Promote, Vote! September 11 - 24

As part of our new BC Spotlight program, VIFF 2013 is thrilled to present a dozen films from our own creative backyard. In advance of the festival, the #mustseeBC campaign invites audiences to preview trailers, promote BC filmmakers across social networks and VOTE! on the Audience Must See Award.