The VFCC celebrated its 17th anniversary of giving awards to the year’s best films on January 9, 2016 at Mosaic Bar at the Hyatt Regency. It is the only critics’ event that presents a full slate of international awards and a full slate of Canadian awards. The VFCC also presents a Best B.C. Film Award and the Ian Caddell Award for Achievement that goes to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the local film and television industry.
Best First Film by a Canadian Director*
Best Supporting Actor*
Best Supporting Actress*
Best Canadian Documentary
Best British Columbia Film*
Eligibility: Any Canadian film that has been seen before the nominations deadline date and was released in 2016 (and not previously eligible for the awards), or any Canadian film that was shown at the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival or the 2016 DOXA Documentary Festival.
*Sponsored Prizes: We are grateful to the Canadian Media Producers Association for sponsoring a $500 cash prize to the producer(s) of the winning Best British Columbia Film, the Director’s Guild of Canada for sponsoring a $500 cash prize to the director of that film, Telefilm Canada for sponsoring a $500 cash prize for Best First Film by a Canadian Director, and the Union of BC Performers for sponsoring a $500 cash prize to the winner of Best Canadian Actress.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Foreign Language Film
Best International Documentary
Eligibility: Any film that has been seen before the nominations deadline date and is released before December 31, 2016 in the U.S.
The Ian Caddell Award for Achievement
Goes to a British Columbian who has made a significant contribution to the province’s film industry.
We are grateful to the following sponsors who made our 2016 awards ceremony possible.