Never Steady, Never Still Named Best Canadian Film by the VFCC

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January 9, 2018 by Kim

THE VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NAME NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL BEST CANADIAN AND BEST B.C. FILM

VANCOUVER, B.C. (January 9, 2018) – Kathleen Hepburn’s debut feature Never Steady, Never Still has been named Best Canadian Film by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Hepburn’s devastating tale about a woman suffering with Parkinson’s Disease in BC’s Northern Interior led the awards, taking home four prizes including Best Canadian Director, Best Actress in a Canadian Film (Shirley Henderson), and Best BC Film. The Best BC Film award included two $500 cash prizes, one for the film’s producers from the Canadian Media Producers Association – BC Producers Branch and another for the director provided by the Directors Guild of Canada – BC Council.

Cody Bown’s Gregoire, a story about wayward youth in pre-wildfire Fort McMurray, won three prizes, including One to Watch (Bown), Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film (Morgan Taylor Campbell), and Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film (Ben Cotton). One to Watch comes with a $500 cash prize courtesy of Telefilm Canada, and the Union of BC Performers / ACTRA sponsored another $500 for Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film.

Ronnie Rowe was awarded Best Actor in a Canadian Film for his role in Black Cop, while Pascal Plante won Best Screenplay for a Canadian film for Fake Tattoos. Sofia Bohdanowicz’s Maison du bonheur was named Best Canadian Documentary.

Best Canadian Film

Never Steady, Never Still

Best Actor in a Canadian Film

Ronnie Rowe, Black Cop

Best Actress in a Canadian Film

Shirley Henderson; Never Steady, Never Still

Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film

Ben Cotton, Gregoire

Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film

Morgan Taylor Campbell, Gregoire

($500 cash prize sponsored by UBCP/ACTRA)

Best Screenplay for a Canadian Film

Pascal Plante, Fake Tattoos

Best Director of a Canadian Film

Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still

Best Canadian Documentary

Maison du bonheur

One to Watch

Cody Bown, Gregoire

($500 cash prize sponsored by Telefilm Canada.)

Best British Coulumbia Film

Never Steady, Never Still

($500 cash prize sponsored by the Canadian Media Production Association-BC Producers’ Branch for the film’s producers. $500 cash prize sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada-BC District Council for the film’s director.)

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