VFCC Vote for Violation
(March 10, 2021 – Vancouver, BC) The Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC) has chosen Violation as Best Canadian Film of 2020.
It’s a dark tale of sibling rivalry, predatory behaviour and revenge and the protagonist of Violation, Madeleine Sims-Fewer, was voted Best Actress.
The body horror film Possessor emerged victorious in two categories, Best Director (Brandon Cronenberg) and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Abbott). The award for Best Screenplay went to Sean Durkin for The Nest.
Justin Rain, the protagonist of the character piece Brother, I Cry was named Best Actor. In the Best Supporting Actress category, the award went to Rainbow Dickerson for Beans.
The gritty drama Chained was voted Best BC Film. Its director, Titus Heckel won the ‘One to Watch’ category, tied with the young lead of Beans, Kiawentiio.
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel was named Best Documentary.
The VCFF also picked Nomadland as Best International Film, its director Chloe Zhao as Best Director andFrances McDormand as Best Actress.
The winners of the Canadian section of the 21st edition of the VFCC awards were announced during a virtual ceremony hosted via Zoom and watched by Northernstars.
Following is the complete list of Canadian winners:
Best Picture: Violation
Best Screenplay: Sean Durkin, The Nest
Best Actor: Justin Rain, Brother, I Cry
Best Actress: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Violation
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Abbott: Possessor
Best Supporting Actress: Rainbow Dickerson, Beans
Best Documentary: The New Corporation
Best BC Film: Chained