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viff_2013Here are the winners of Vancouver International Film Festival which took place from  September 26th to October 11th, 2013.

Adjudicated Awards

Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema

“Anatomy of a Paperclip” by Ikeda Akira (Japan)

Runner-up: “Trap Street” by Vivian Qu (China)

Special Mention: “Four Ways to Die in my Hometown” by Chai Chunya (China)

Best Canadian First Feature Award (tie)

“Rhymes for Young Ghouls” by Jeff Barnaby (Quebec/Ontario)


“That Burning Feeling” by Jason James (British Columbia)

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film Award

Mathieu Arsenault for “Nathan” (Quebec)

Honourable Mention: Timothy Yeung for “90 Days” (Canada/USA/Hong Kong)

Best BC Film

“The Dick Knost Show” by Bruce Sweeney

Honourable Mention: “Cinemanovels” by Terry Miles

BC Emerging Filmmaker Award

“Lawrence & Holloman” by Matthew Kowalchuk

Honourable Mention: “Down River” by Ben Ratner

Vancouver Women in Film & Television Award

“Sarah Prefers to Run” by Chloe Robichaud (Quebec)

Audience Awards

International Sections

Rogers People’s Choice Award

“Like Father, Like Son” by Koreeda Hirokazu (Japan)

Most Popular Documentary Film Award

“Desert Runners” by Jennifer Steinman (USA)

Most Popular First Feature Award

“Wadjda” by Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia/Germany)

Canadian Images

Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award

“When I Walk” by Jason DaSilva (Canada/USA)

Most Popular Environmental Documentary Award

“Salmon Confidential” by Twyla Roscovich (British Columbia)

Most Popular Canadian Feature Film Award

“Down River” by Ben Ratner (British Columbia)

Must See BC Award

“Leap 4 Your Life” by Gary Hawes

Honourable Mentions: “Lawrence & Holloman” by Matthew Kowalchuk


“Salmon Confidential” by Twyla Roscovich

For more info about Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 winners you can visit its official website.