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Fifty Dead Men Walking was dead-on according to VIFF jury

The Vancouver International Film Festival signalled the global reach of western filmmakers with its jury’s choice for this year’s best Western Canadian feature.

Director Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking, the B.C.-produced, filmed in Ireland, true story of an Irish Republican Army mole, won the $12,000 cash prize. Vancouver director Carl Bessai’s low-budget comic drama Mothers&Daughters was voted most popular Canadian film by festival audiences. That movie’s actor Tantoo Cardinal won Women in Film & Television Vancouver’s artistic merit award for her performance.

Other winners announced Friday:

VIFF nonfiction feature award to the Mexican documentary Born Without.

Source: Canada.com

– Most promising director of a Canadian short film to Vancouver’s Drew McCreadie for The Valet. McCreadie gets $2,000 cash and a $2,500 Avid Media Composer software package.

– International Film Guide inspiration award, a new award this year, to Vancouver director Cameron Labine for his feature comedy Control Alt Delete. He gets the 2008 and 2009 editions of the International Film Guide book collection and 10 classic Criterion DVDs.

– Most popular film was the French film I’ve Loved You So Long, and the U.S. feature Throw Down Your Heart was chosen most popular documentary. Most popular Canadian documentary was director Velcrow Ripper’s Fierce Light, while the most popular environmental documentary was Blue Gold: World Water Wars.

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Front Page, Industry News

Fifty Dead Men Walking was dead-on according to VIFF jury

The Vancouver International Film Festival signalled the global reach of western filmmakers with its jury’s choice for this year’s best Western Canadian feature.

Director Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking, the B.C.-produced, filmed in Ireland, true story of an Irish Republican Army mole, won the $12,000 cash prize. Vancouver director Carl Bessai’s low-budget comic drama Mothers&Daughters was voted most popular Canadian film by festival audiences. That movie’s actor Tantoo Cardinal won Women in Film & Television Vancouver’s artistic merit award for her performance.

Other winners announced Friday:

VIFF nonfiction feature award to the Mexican documentary Born Without.

Source: Canada.com

– Most promising director of a Canadian short film to Vancouver’s Drew McCreadie for The Valet. McCreadie gets $2,000 cash and a $2,500 Avid Media Composer software package.

– International Film Guide inspiration award, a new award this year, to Vancouver director Cameron Labine for his feature comedy Control Alt Delete. He gets the 2008 and 2009 editions of the International Film Guide book collection and 10 classic Criterion DVDs.

– Most popular film was the French film I’ve Loved You So Long, and the U.S. feature Throw Down Your Heart was chosen most popular documentary. Most popular Canadian documentary was director Velcrow Ripper’s Fierce Light, while the most popular environmental documentary was Blue Gold: World Water Wars.

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Front Page, Industry News

Fifty Dead Men Walking was dead-on according to VIFF jury

The Vancouver International Film Festival signalled the global reach of western filmmakers with its jury’s choice for this year’s best Western Canadian feature.

Director Kari Skogland’s Fifty Dead Men Walking, the B.C.-produced, filmed in Ireland, true story of an Irish Republican Army mole, won the $12,000 cash prize. Vancouver director Carl Bessai’s low-budget comic drama Mothers&Daughters was voted most popular Canadian film by festival audiences. That movie’s actor Tantoo Cardinal won Women in Film & Television Vancouver’s artistic merit award for her performance.

Other winners announced Friday:

VIFF nonfiction feature award to the Mexican documentary Born Without.

Source: Canada.com

– Most promising director of a Canadian short film to Vancouver’s Drew McCreadie for The Valet. McCreadie gets $2,000 cash and a $2,500 Avid Media Composer software package.

– International Film Guide inspiration award, a new award this year, to Vancouver director Cameron Labine for his feature comedy Control Alt Delete. He gets the 2008 and 2009 editions of the International Film Guide book collection and 10 classic Criterion DVDs.

– Most popular film was the French film I’ve Loved You So Long, and the U.S. feature Throw Down Your Heart was chosen most popular documentary. Most popular Canadian documentary was director Velcrow Ripper’s Fierce Light, while the most popular environmental documentary was Blue Gold: World Water Wars.

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