Night Raiders Leads The Pack at The VFCC Nominations for Best in Canadian Film

Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders received the most nominations in the Canadian section of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards. Raiders captured seven nominations, followed by All My Puny Sorrows and Scarborough with five apiece.

Goulet will be competing in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories.

Night Raiders is in also the running for Best Picture, Actress (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers), Supporting Actor (Alex Tarrant) and Supporting Actress (Amanda Plummer and Brooklyn Hart).

In turn, All My Puny Sorrows scored five nominations (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actress and Supporting Actress), same as Scarborough (Picture, Director, Screenplay and two nominees in the Supporting Actress category).

In the Best British Columbia Film category, a coming-of-age dramedy (Portraits From a Fire), a surrealistic drama (Be Still) and a documentary (Someone Like Me) will be vying for the award.

The nominees in the One to Watch category are the writer/director of Be Still, Elizabeth Lazebnick, the lead actor of The White Fortress, Pavle Cemerikic, and the writer/producer/director of Portraits From a Fire, Trevor Mack.

The winner of the One to Watch category will receive $500 courtesy of Telefilm Canada. The winner of Best BC Film will receive $500 from the Canadian Media Producers Association. The winner in the Best Canadian Director category will receive $500 from the Directors Guild of Canada – BC. The winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress categories will receive $250 each courtesy of UBCP/ACTRA.

The winners of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, Canadian section, will be announced during the VFCC awards ceremony next March 7th.


Best Picture

All My Puny Sorrows

Night Raiders


Best Director

Danis Goulet, Night Raiders

Michael McGowan, All My Puny Sorrows

Shasha Nakhai & Rich Williamson, Scarborough

Best Screenplay

Igor Drljaca, The White Fortress

Danis Goulet, Night Raiders

Catherine Hernandez, Scarborough

Michael McGowan, All My Puny Sorrows

Best Actor

Pavle Cemerikic, The White Fortress

Daniel Doheny, Drinkwater

Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Drunken Birds

Best Actress

Piercey Dalton, Be Still

Alison Pill, All My Puny Sorrows

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Night Raiders

Best Supporting Actor

Eric McCormack, Drinkwater

Joshua Odjick, Wildhood

Alex Tarrant, Night Raiders

Best Supporting Actress

Cherish Violet Blood, Scarborough

Sarah Gadon, All My Puny Sorrows

Brooklyn Hart, Night Raiders

Amanda Plummer, Night Raiders

Ellie Posadas, Scarborough

Best Canadian Documentary

Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

The Last Tourist

The Six

Best BC Film

Be Still

Portraits From a Fire

Someone Like Me

One to Watch

Pavle Cemerikic, The White Fortress

Elizabeth Lazebnick, Be Still

Trevor Mack, Portraits From a Fire


Night Raiders – 7

Scarborough – 5

All My Puny Sorrows – 5

Be Still – 3

The White Fortress – 3

Drinkwater – 2

Portraits From a Fire – 2

Drunken Birds – 1

Wildhood – 1

Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy – 1

The Last Tourist -1

The Six – 1

Someone Like Me – 1

Source: Vancouver Film Critics Circle

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