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2022 Awards and Competitions

VIFF award-winners will be announced throughout the Festival.

VIFF 2022 Juried Awards

Best Canadian Film Award


$15,000 award presented by

Best Canadian Documentary Award

$15,000 award presented by

Vanguard Award


$5,000 award presented by

Emerging Canadian Director Award

$3,000 award presented by

Best BC Film Award


Presented by

$10,000 award from Creative BC and $15,000 in post-production services credit supplied by Company 3

Best Canadian Short Film Award

Presented by

$2,000 award from VIFF and $5,000 equipment credit supplied by William F. White International



VIFF 2022 Audience Awards

Galas & Special Presentations Audience Award

Showcase Audience Award

Panorama Audience Award


Vanguard Audience Award

Northern Lights Audience Award

Insights Audience Award


Spectrum Audience Award

Portraits Audience Award

Altered States Audience Award