VFF 2020 Awards! - Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival

VFF 2020 Awards!

February 18, 2020

And the VFF 2020 winners are…

Best Feature Film
A Son

Director: Mehdi Barsaoui

Country: Tunisia

Year: 2019

Runtime: 96 min

Best Canadian Feature
And The Birds Rained Down

Director: Louise Archambault

Country: Quebec

Year: 2019

Runtime: 127 min

Best Canadian First Feature
The Twentieth Century

Director: Matthew Rankin

Country: Canada

Year: 2019

Runtime: 90 min

Cultural Currents Award
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Director / Writer: Hepi Mita

Country: New Zealand

Year: 2018

Runtime: 95 min

Best Documentary

Director: Barbara Miller

Country: Switzerland

Year: 2018

Runtime: 101 min


Best Short Animation
The Physics of Sorrow

The Physics of Sorrow tracks an unknown man’s life as he sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his increasingly rootless and melancholic adulthood in Canada.

Theodore Ushev | Canada | 26 min

Audience Favourite Best Short
The Bear & The Beekeeper

An aging beekeeper tries to keep a pesky predator away from his beehives in order to keep the memory of his loved one alive.

Kristina Mileska | Canada | 13.5 min

Cineplex Entertainment Audience Favourite
The Men’s Room

Directors: Petter Sommer, Jo Vemund Svendsen

Country: Norway

Year: 2018

Runtime: 74 min


FilmCan Senior Winner
The Geez Documentary by Presley Dickau

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