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2023 Awards and Competitions

VIFF 2023 Juried Awards

Best Canadian Film

$15,000 award presented by the Directors Guild of Canada

Jury: Mina Shum, Sophie Jarvis & Zoe Hopkins

Best Canadian Documentary

$15,000 award presented by the Rogers Group of Funds

Jury: Elad Tzadok, John Bolton & Kier-La Janisse

Vanguard Award

$5,000 award presented by Lochmaddy Foundation

Jury: Clement Virgo, Nadia Shihab & Shaun Inouye

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Emerging Canadian Director

$3,000 award presented by the Directors Guild of Canada

Jury: Charlie Hidalgo, Dan Montgomery & Nisha Platzer

Best BC Film

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

Jury: Chandler Levack, Jason Karman & Dr. Joseph Clark

Best Canadian Short Film

$2,000 award presented by VIFF

Jury: Brendan Prost, Liz Cairns & Pawan Deol

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Best BC Film Presented by

VIFF 2023 Audience Awards

Galas & Special Presentations




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