EDA Awards @ Whistler Film Festival: Feature and Shorts Nominees Announced — Jennifer Merin reports

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whistler logo 2017The Alliance of Women Film Journalists and Whistler Film Festival are proud to announce the nominees for two AWFJ EDA Awards to be presented at the 2017 festival. This is the fourth consecutive year of the partnership between Whistler Film Festival and AWFJ to honor films directed by women. Whistler Film Festival nominates films for consideration. Juries are comprised of AWFJ members. The winners will be announced and the EDA Awards will be presented at the festival’s awards ceremony on December 3, 2017. Continue reading…


PORCUPINE LAKE, directed by Ingrid Veninger
STORY OF A GIRL, directed by Kyra Sedgwick
NEVER SAW IT COMING, directed by Gail Harvey
VENUS, directed by Eisha Marjara
NEVER HERE, directed Camille Thoman

The AWFJ jurors for Best Female-Directed Feature are:
Marina Antunes – Row Three, Vancouver
Nikki Baughan – Screen International, London
Betsy Boszdech – Commonsense Media, San Francisco
Jennifer Merin (Chair) – Cinema Citizen, New York
Gill Pringle – The Independent, Los Angeles


THE STAKEOUT, directed by Jax Smith
DEAR HATETTS, directed by Kerry Barber
LOLZ-ITA, directed by Katie Boland
WAITING FOR LOU, directed by Katerine Martineau
UNINTENTIONAL MOTHER, directed by Mary Galloway
THE THINGS YOU THINK I’M THINKING, directed by Sherren Lee
THE BURDEN, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
WE FORGOT TO BREAK UP, directed by Chandler Levack

The AWFJ jurors for Best Female-Directed Short are:
Katherine Brodsky (Chair) – Variety, Vancouver
Lexi Feinberg – Big Picture, Big Sound, Berkeley
Karen Martin – Arkansas Online – Little Rock
Diana Saenger – East County Gazette – San Diego
Susan Wloszczyna – RogerEbert.com – Washington, DC.


Whistler Film Festival, known as ‘Canada’s coolest film fest’, has been championing women in film since its inception in 2001. In addition to programming films directed by women, the festival holds an annual Women on Top event, gathering leading women in film from around the world to meet, greet and network with each other. Additionally, the festival’s annual presentation of Women In the Director’s Chair and Women in Film & Television Vancouver mentorship programs connect up and coming female film directors to industry moguls and the methodology they recommend for success.

For more information on WFF and the nominated films, visit whistlerfilmfestival.com.

For more information on AWFJ’s EDA Awards, cick here.

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