VIFF 2013 Announces BC Spotlight and Awards Series
By: infilm on 06/18/13

Calling all BC Fimmakers!
June 18, 2013 – Vancouver BC, Canada - As one of the largest and most established film festivals in North America – 142,000 admissions at 643 screenings in 2012 – the mandate of the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society (VIFF) is to encourage understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema, foster the art of cinema and facilitate a convergence in British Columbia (BC) of creative industry professionals from around the world that will stimulate the motion picture industry in BC.
Furthering its commitment to showcase local filmmakers on our world stage and supporting the development of creative industry talent in our province, VIFF 2013 will introduce the BC Spotlight, a dedicated program of films, adjudicated competition and the BC Spotlight Industry Party. “I'm excited about this new program that allows VIFF to showcase the exceptional talent in BC and contribute to their future development. I welcome this opportunity to bring our industry together in this exciting new venture.” Terry McEvoy, VIFF Canadian Images Programmer
VIFF is thrilled to announce two new awards:
BC Emerging Filmmaker Award
$7,500 cash prize sponsored by UBCP / ACTRA and AFBS
Best BC Film
$10,000 development bursary provided by the Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund (The Fund)
“We have been extremely encouraged to see such strong support for BC filmmakers by both provincial and national industry partners. The support of UBCP/ACTRA and AFBS and The Fund in making these awards possible, demonstrates their strong commitment to nurturing BC storytellers.” Jacqueline Dupuis, VIFF Executive Director
The submission deadline for BC productions has been extended to July 15. For submission guidelines, please visit or email us at