The 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 2022 festival. This is the tenth 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 this year’s virtual awards ceremony. The in person festival runs from November 30 to December 4, 2022, with the online festival continuing until January 2, 2023. The EDA Awards will be presented online on December 13.
NOMINEES FOR BEST FEMALE-DIRECTED FEATURE:
- ADULT ADOPTION – Karen Knox
- BROKEN ANGEL – Jules Koostachin
- MIDNIGHT AT THE PARADISE – Vanessa Matsui
- POLARIS – KC Carthew
- RODEO – Joelle Desjardins Parquette
The AWFJ jurors for Best Female-Directed Feature are:
- Karen Gordon – CBC Radio – Toronto
- Jennifer Green – Common Sense Media – Ellensburg, WA
- Jennifer Merin (Chair) – Cinema Citizen – New York
- Kristen Page-Kirby – The Washington Post – Washington, DC
NOMINEES FOR BEST FEMALE DIRECTED SHORT:
- À LA VIE À L’AMOR – Emilie Mannering
- A SHORE AWAY – Gaëlle Graton
- ALEX – Aisha Evelyna
- BEYOND BEGBIE – Zoya Lynch
- CALLS FROM A BRIDGE – Ali Liebert
- FALENA – Nancy Pettinicchio
- THE FLYING SAILOR – Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis
- IF YOU WERE ME – Ingrid Veninger
- SHALLOTS & GARLIC – Andrea N. Widjajanto
- VIOLET GAVE WILLINGLY -Claire Sanford
The AWFJ jurors for Best Female-Directed Short are:
- Ulkar Alakbarova – moviemovesme.com -Toronto
- Joan Amenn – In Their Own League – Gold Bar, WA
- Sandie Angulo Chen – Common Sense Media – Washington, DC
- Marina Antunes (Chair) – Row Three – Vancouver
A VERY COOL PARTNERSHIP
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.