In Montreal, Couleur de peau : Miel has just won the Grand Prix of the International Children’s Film Festival and the INIS award…
Created in 1996, the FIFEM is one of the most important film festivals for children in Canada. Its programming of feature films and short fiction and animation films is primarily aimed at 2-12 year olds.
The international jury that awarded the Grand Prize was composed of Canadian actor Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Czech director Petr Koliha, French programmer Florence Dupont and screenwriter Alain Jacques. The Inis Prize is awarded by another jury to the film that has shown the most innovation and originality.
5000 kilometers further west, at the closing ceremony of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (March 7 – 10), Patrice Toye’s Little Black Spiders won three awards. This film, inspired by real events, received the Best Feature Film Award, as well as the Best Director and Best Screenplay Awards in this festival that focuses on women’s works. Winning three of the festival’s nine awards, Little Black Spiders is considered the big revelation of the VIWIFF.
The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival was created in 2006 by Women in Film & Television Vancouver, an NGO that promotes the artistic development of women in media. Each year, it offers a selection of short and feature films by women. To be selected, at least three women must have had a key role in its creation (scriptwriter, director, producer or director of photography…).