Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film

The winners of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film are listed below:

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Winners and nominees Director(s) Ref
2000 Traffic Steven Soderbergh [1]
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee [1]
You Can Count on Me Kenneth Lonergan [1]
Not of this World (Fuori dal mundo) Giuseppe Piccioni [1]
2001 Memento Christopher Nolan [2]
Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain) Jean-Pierre Jeunet [2]
Ghost World Terry Zwigoff [2]
Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann [2]
Mulholland Drive David Lynch [2]
2002 The Hours Stephen Daldry [3]
Far from Heaven Todd Haynes [3]
Gangs Of New York Martin Scorsese [3]
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola [4]
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson [4]
Mystic River Clint Eastwood [4]
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne
The Aviator Martin Scorsese
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood
2005 Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee [5]
Capote Bennett Miller [6]
Good Night, and Good Luck. George Clooney [6]
2006 Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón
The Departed Martin Scorsese
Little Children Todd Field
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel and Ethan Coen [7]
Juno Jason Reitman [8]
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson [8]
2008 Milk Gus Van Sant [9]
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle [9]
WALL-E Andrew Stanton [9]
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow
A Serious Man Joel and Ethan Coen


Year Winner and nominees Director(s) Ref
2010 The Social Network David Fincher
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky
True Grit Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
2011 The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants Alexander Payne
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
Lincoln Steven Spielberg
2013 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón
Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
2014 Boyhood Richard Linklater
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Whiplash Damien Chazelle
2015 Spotlight Tom McCarthy
Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu
2016 Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
La La Land Damien Chazelle
Moonlight Barry Jenkins
2017 Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan
Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson
2018 Roma Alfonso Cuaron [10]
The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos [11]
First Reformed Paul Schrader [11]
2019 Parasite Bong Joon-ho [12]
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach [13]
The Irishman Martin Scorsese [13]


  1. ^ a b c d "Vancouver film critics pick Quebec film Malestrom as best Canadian film". Canadian Press, February 14, 2001.
  2. ^ a b c d e Katherine Monk, "Much more to the year in film than Harry Potter and hobbits". Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2002.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b c David Spaner, "Lost in Translation wins big". The Province, February 5, 2004.
  5. ^ "Local producer accepts for Hoffman: Brokeback Mountain, Capote nab awards". The Province, February 8, 2006.
  6. ^ a b David Spaner, "Film Critics Circle makes different choices in nominees: Canadian films get as much emphasis". The Province, January 19, 2006.
  7. ^ Glen Schaefer, "Eastern named top Canadian film, American best from B.C.; No Country, Page also nab awards". The Province, February 12, 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Promises nets five; Vancouver Film Critics' Circle Nominations". Victoria Times-Colonist, February 1, 2008.
  9. ^ a b c Peter T. Chattaway, "Vancouver Film Critics Circle — the winners!". FilmChat, January 12, 2009.
  10. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Circle names 'Roma' best picture". CTV News. December 18, 2018. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Vlessing, Etan (December 12, 2018). "'The Favourite' Leads Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Etan Vlessing, "'Parasite' Named Best Picture by Vancouver Film Critics Circle". The Hollywood Reporter, December 16, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Adrian Mack, "Marriage Story dominates Vancouver Film Critics Circle noms". The Georgia Straight, December 13, 2019.