Women in Film and Television Vancouver Present 2017 Spotlight Awards

DGC BC ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER TARA ARMSTRONG | IMAGE: CANADIAN FILM CENTRE

DGC BC ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER TARA ARMSTRONG | IMAGE: CANADIAN FILM CENTRE

On June 20, Women in Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV) presented their annual Spotlight Awards. The awards recognize local individuals who have made significant contributions to the progress of women in screen-based industries in Canada.

The winners were selected by a jury including Shauna Hardy Mishaw (Whistler Film Festival), Cindy Leaney (Voyage Media Productions) and Doreen Manuel (Capilano University). 

This year's Spotlight Award winners include:

  • Thunderbird Entertainment/Lark Productions Woman of the Year (presented to an industry leader who has achieved significant success and who has created opportunities for other women in the industry): Liz Shorten
  • DGC BC Artistic Achievement Award (honours a screen-based media artist who has created an outstanding recent work or a significant body of work): Tara Armstrong
  • Please Adjust Your Set (honours a person or organization that has made a major contribution to promoting gender equality in film, television or screen-based media): Valerie Creighton, Heather Conway and Carolle Brabant
  • Teamsters Innovation Award (honours a key creator of a recent production or body of work that exemplifies vision, experimentation, and innovation): Maja Aro
  • Capilano University Film Centre Leadership in Education Award (presented to a screen-industry teacher who has demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for and sharing expertise with female students within an academic or professional development context): Karin Lee
  • The Wayne Black Service Award (honours a major contributor to the screen-based media community while working behind the scenes): Meg Thornton

For more information about the Spotlight Award winners, check out The Georgia Straight's coverage of the awards.

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