Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director of a Canadian Film

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Canadian Film is an annual award given by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

WinnersEdit

2000sEdit

Year Winner Film Reference
2000 Denis Villeneuve Maelström [1]
Gary Burns waydowntown [2]
Scott Smith Rollercoaster [2]
2001 Bruce Sweeney Last Wedding [3]
Andrew Currie Mile Zero [3]
Léa Pool Lost and Delirious [3]
2002 Keith Behrman Flower & Garnet [4]
Guy Bennett Punch [5]
Atom Egoyan Ararat [5]
Deepa Mehta Bollywood/Hollywood [5]
2003 Denys Arcand The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) [6]
Nathaniel Geary On the Corner [6]
Scott Smith Falling Angels [6]
2004 Don McKellar Childstar [7]
Daniel MacIvor Wilby Wonderful
Peter Raymont Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire
Velcrow Ripper Scared Sacred
2005 Deepa Mehta Water [8]
Michael Dowse It's All Gone Pete Tong [9]
Jean-Marc Vallée C.R.A.Z.Y. [9]
2006 Reginald Harkema Monkey Warfare [10]
Andrew Currie Fido [11]
Sarah Polley Away from Her [11]
2007 David Cronenberg Eastern Promises [12]
Guy Maddin My Winnipeg [13]
Roger Spottiswoode Shake Hands with the Devil [13]
2008 Philippe Falardeau It's Not Me, I Swear! (C'est pas moi, je le jure!) [14]
Atom Egoyan Adoration [15]
Deepa Mehta Heaven on Earth [15]
2009 Xavier Dolan I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère) [16]
Cherien Dabis Amreeka [17]
Denis Villeneuve Polytechnique [17]

2010sEdit

Year Winner Film Reference
2010 Denis Villeneuve Incendies [18]
Denis Côté Curling [19]
Bruce McDonald Trigger [19]
2011 David Cronenberg A Dangerous Method [20]
Ed Gass-Donnelly Small Town Murder Songs [21]
Ken Scott Starbuck [21]
Jean-Marc Vallée Café de Flore [21]
2012 Panos Cosmatos Beyond the Black Rainbow [22]
David Cronenberg Cosmopolis [23]
Sarah Polley Stories We Tell [23]
2013 Jeff Barnaby Rhymes for Young Ghouls [24]
Louise Archambault Gabrielle [25]
Matt Johnson The Dirties [25]
2014 Denis Villeneuve Enemy [26]
Xavier Dolan Mommy [27]
Stéphane Lafleur Tu dors Nicole [27]
2015 Andrew Cividino Sleeping Giant [28]
Lenny Abrahamson Room [29]
Atom Egoyan Remember [29]
2016 Kevan Funk Hello Destroyer [30]
Ashley McKenzie Werewolf [31]
Isiah Medina 88:88 [31]
2017 Kathleen Hepburn Never Steady, Never Still [32]
Sofia Bohdanowicz Maison du Bonheur [33]
Denis Côté A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) [33]
2018 Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown Edge of the Knife [34]
Andrea Bussmann Fausto [35]
Katherine Jerkovic Roads in February (Les routes en février) [35]
Philippe Lesage Genesis (Genèse) [35]
2019 Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open [36]
Kazik Radwanski Anne at 13,000 Ft. [37]
Matthew Rankin The Twentieth Century [37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maelstrom best Canadian film: Vancouver critics". Welland Tribune, February 15, 2001.
  2. ^ a b "Vancouver film critics pick Quebec film Malestrom as best Canadian film". Canadian Press, February 14, 2001.
  3. ^ a b c Katherine Monk, "Much more to the year in film than Harry Potter and hobbits". Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2002.
  4. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Circle pick best of 2002". Nelson Daily News, January 31, 2003.
  5. ^ a b c David Spaner, "More Moore, please: Local critics name the Far From Heaven star 'best actress of 2002'". The Province, January 30, 2003.
  6. ^ a b c David Spaner, "Lost in Translation wins big". The Province, February 5, 2004.
  7. ^ "'Elvis Costello of movies' wins top local prize". The Province, January 20, 2005.
  8. ^ "Kudos all round". The Georgia Straight, February 9, 2006.
  9. ^ a b David Spaner, "Film Critics Circle makes different choices in nominees: Canadian films get as much emphasis". The Province, January 19, 2006.
  10. ^ "The Rocket, Children of Men honoured by Vancouver film critics". Vancouver Sun, January 16, 2007.
  11. ^ a b Craig Takeuchi, "News from Hollywood North". The Georgia Straight, January 10, 2007.
  12. ^ "News from Hollywood North". The Georgia Straight, February 13, 2008.
  13. ^ a b "Promises nets five; Vancouver Film Critics' Circle Nominations". Victoria Times-Colonist, February 1, 2008.
  14. ^ "Vancouver critics praise ‘Milk’". Variety, January 13, 2009.
  15. ^ a b Craig Takeuchi, "Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards nominations announced". The Georgia Straight, January 5, 2009.
  16. ^ "Vancouver critics pick I Killed My Mother". CBC News, January 13, 2010.
  17. ^ a b Craig Takeuchi, "Vancouver Film Critics Circle: Up in the Air, J'ai tué ma mí¨re lead nominations". The Georgia Straight, January 4, 2010.
  18. ^ "Incendies, Barney’s lead Vancouver Critics Awards". Playback, January 11, 2011.
  19. ^ a b Glen Schaefer, "Incendies gets five nods from Vancouver film critics". The Province, January 4, 2011.
  20. ^ "Vancouver critics name The Artist top film of 2011". The Globe and Mail, January 10, 2012.
  21. ^ a b c "VFCC Announces 12th Annual Award Nominees". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, January 2, 2012.
  22. ^ "Beyond the Black Rainbow, War Witch win at Vancouver critics awards". Playback, January 8, 2013.
  23. ^ a b "2013 VFCC Nominees Announced!". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 27, 2012.
  24. ^ "The Dirties cleans up in Vancouver; Film critics give top prizes to Matt Johnson, 12 Years a Slave". Edmonton Journal, January 9, 2014.
  25. ^ a b "And the 2014 VFCC nominees are...". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 22, 2013.
  26. ^ "Tu dors Nicole and Mommy top Canadian winners at Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards". The Georgia Straight, January 6, 2015.
  27. ^ a b "2015 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 22, 2014.
  28. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Honour ‘Haida Gwaii’". Point of View, January 7, 2016.
  29. ^ a b "2016 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 14, 2015.
  30. ^ "Hello Destroyer wins big with VFCC". Playback, January 11, 2017.
  31. ^ a b "2017 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 16, 2016.
  32. ^ "Never Steady, Never Still takes the big prizes at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards". The Georgia Straight, January 9, 2018.
  33. ^ a b "2018 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 15, 2017.
  34. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Circle names Edge of the Knife top Canadian feature film". Toronto Star, January 8, 2019.
  35. ^ a b c Josh Cabrita, "2019 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 14, 2018.
  36. ^ "Vancouver film critics award 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open'". Tri-City News, January 7, 2020.
  37. ^ a b Adrian Mack, "Marriage Story dominates Vancouver Film Critics Circle noms". The Georgia Straight, December 13, 2019.