Kathleen Hepburn’s Never Steady, Never Still led the list of B.C. and Canadian award winners announced this week at the 36th annual Vancouver International Film Festival.
The film stars Shirley Henderson as a woman who fights to remain independent despite her husband’s death and the onset of Parkinson’s.
Hepburn took home the Sea to Sky Award, which recognizes the work of a female key creative on a B.C.-produced feature or short film. The award comes with a $20,000 prize from Telus.
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’s c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city and Yassmina Karajah’s Rupture both received special mentions.
Hepburn also snagged the B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award, which comes with a $7,500 cash prize sponsored by the Union of B.C. Performers/ACTRA and a $10,000 equipment credit from William F. White; and the Emerging Canadian Director Award and $2,000 from the Directors’ Guild of Canada.
The full list of winners is below:
B.C. Spotlight Awards
• Sea to Sky Award: Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still
• Best B.C. Film Award: Winner: Luk’Luk’I (dir. Wayne Wapeemukwa)
•B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award: Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still
Canadian Film Awards
• Best Canadian Film: Black Cop (dir. Cory Bowles)
• Emerging Canadian Director: Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still
• Best Canadian Documentary: Unarmed Verses (dir. Charles Officer)
Short Film Awards
• Best Canadian Short Film: Shadow Nettes (dir. Phillip Barker)
• Best B.C. Short Film: Rupture (dir. Yassmina Karajah)
• Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film: Vincent Toi, The Crying Conch
The Impact Award and the Super Channel People’s Choice Award will be announced at The Centre for the Performing Arts on October 13.
Source:: Vancouver Sun