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VFCC Vote for Violation

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VFCC Vote for Violation
by Staff

(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 Director: Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor

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

One to Watch: (tie) Titus Heckel, Chained; Kiawentiio, Beans