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VFF 2021 Award Winners

VFF 2021 Award Winners

The dust has settled on the first-ever online edition of VFF, and we are thrilled to announce the award winners.

Here are the best of the fest.

My Wonderful Wanda

Best Feature Film

My Wonderful Wanda

Director: Bettina Oberli
Switzerland | 2020 | 111 min

Akilla's Escape

Best Canadian Feature

Akilla’s Escape

Director: Charles Officer
Canada | 2020 | 90 min

Queen of the Andes

Best Canadian First Feature ($1000 Cash Prize)

Queen of the Andes

Director: Jillian Acreman
Canada | 2020 | 95 min

Call Me Human

Cultural Currents Award ($1000 Cash Prize)

Call Me Human

Director: Kim O’Bomsawin (Abenaki)
Canada | 2020 | 78 min

The Metamorphosis of Birds

Best Documentary

The Metamorphosis of Birds

Director: Catarina Vasconcelos
Portugal | 2020 | 101 min

Kapaemahu

Best Short Animation

Kapaemahu

Director: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
USA | 2020 | 8 min

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereingty

Audience Favourite Short ($500 cash Prize)

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty

Director: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal
BC, Canada | 2020 | 18 min

The Big Hit

Audience Favourite Feature

The Big Hit (Un Triomphe)

Director: Emmanuel Courcol
France | 2020 | 105 min

Painting to Reality

FilmCan Student Competition

Painting to Reality

Director: Rosemary Sandell Evans
Lambrick Park Secondary School

The festival may be over, but we’re bringing selections to the The Vic Virtual Cinema every week! See what’s playing.