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Vancouver International Film Festival Announces 2014 Audience Award Winners

Vancouver, BC (October 10, 2014) – The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival completed its 16-day run on Friday, October 10. Four audience award winners and the Women in Film + Television Artistic Merit Award recipient were announced prior to the Closing Gala screening of Damien Chazelle’s much-decorated WHIPLASH at the Centre for Performing Arts. The winners of six juried awards were announced at previous events.

 



Audience Awards

 

Rogers People’s Choice Award
THE VANCOUVER ASAHI (dir. Ishii Yuya)

 

All of VIFF’s feature films were eligible for the Rogers People’s Choice Award, with festival-goers casting post-screening ballots. The results of these ballots were also used to determine the winners of the following:

 

VIFF Most Popular International Documentary Award
GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME (dir. James Keach)

 

VIFF Most Popular Canadian Feature Film Award
PREGGOLAND (dir. Jacob Tierney)

 

VIFF Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award
ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD (dir. Suzanne Crocker)

 

Runners-up:
MARINONI (Dir. Tony Girardin) and JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY (Dir. Grant Baldwin)

 


 

Women in Film + Television Artistic Merit Award

 

SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE (dir. Ana Valine)

 

Jury Statement:
Sitting on the Edge of Marlene is a visual masterpiece dripping with Ana Valine's lyrical artistic voice from the very first frame. The depth of characters explored in this dark mother-daughter con-artist tale were matched only by the incredible performances from the actors. The film demands the audience to question their own definitions of tragedy and survival, hope and despair, while evoking a range of emotions, as all art should. The jury is excited to watch as Ms. Valine's body of work unfolds.

 

The Women in Film + Television jury included Rachelle Chartrand (screenwriter), Mary Margaret Frymire (director) and Lisa Ovies (producer/director).

 


 

Previously Announced Awards

 

Best Canadian Film Award
VIOLENT (dir. Andrew Huculiak)

 

BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE (dir. Ana Valine)

 

Best BC Film Award
VIOLENT (dir. Andrew Huculiak)

 

Honourable Mention: EVERYTHING WILL BE (dir. Julia Kwan)

 

VIFF Impact Award
JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY (dir. Grant Baldwin)

 

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film

THE CUT (dir. Geneviève Dulude-Decelles)

 

Best New Director (international) – ex aequo
MISS AND THE DOCTORS (dir. Axelle Ropert, France)
REKORDER (dir. Mikhail Red, Philippines)

 

Honourable Mention: ASTEROID (dir. Marcelo Tobar, Mexico)

 


 

VIFF Repeats: October 11-13


Twenty-five of the Vancouver International Film Festival's most popular films will play encore screenings Saturday, October 11 through Monday, October 13. Included in these selections are award winners JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY, MISS AND THE DOCTORS, SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE and VIOLENT. These screenings will take place at The Cinematheque, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (inside SFU Woodward’s) and Vancity Theatre.

 

Being outside of VIFF’s dates, these are not official festival screenings. Festival passes, ticket packs and complimentary vouchers will not be accepted for these screenings. Attendees will need to purchase an individual ticket for each show. Visit viff.org for schedule and details.

 


 

ABOUT VIFF

The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Society is a well-established not-for-profit cultural society with year-round programing at the Vancouver International Film Centre in addition to the 16-day International Film Festival and the four-day VIFF Industry Conference. The mandate to which our programs and services are built upon is: to encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema, foster the art of cinema, facilitate the meeting of cinema professionals from around the world in BC and stimulate the motion picture industry in BC and Canada. In its 33rd year, VIFF welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 25 – October 10, 2014 as it showcases the top BC, Canadian and international films and plays host to industry professionals from around the globe. 

 

VIFF gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our major partners: Rogers Communications, Fidelity Investments Canada, and Telefilm Canada. VIFF also extends its thanks and appreciation to the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development's Community Gaming Grants program, as well as the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Building Communities through Arts & Heritage.

 


 

Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2014

September 25 - October 10, 2014

Film Info: 604.683.FILM (3456)

VIFF Office: 604.685.0260

 

Media Contact:
Lindsay Nahmiache,
Jive Communications,
604.889.7996 
Lindsay@jivecommunications.ca

 

Helen Yagi

Publicist - International Films

604.736.5517

helen.yagi@viff.org


Andrew Poon
Publicist – Dragons & Tigers
Vancouver International Film Festival
604.318.1882
andrew.poon@viff.org