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I’m receiving the WIFTV Encore Vancouver Newcomer Spotlight Award

It’s been a pretty good run the last couple of months with numerous accolades and awards stacking up on my office shelf for YOUNG & RECKLESS.

It feels pretty stellar to also be receiving The Encore Vancouver Newcomer Award from the Women in Film & Television Spotlight Awards. Here’s what the award looks like:

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The Newcomer Award from the WIFTV Spotlight Awards

Read the press release:

Established in 1999, the Spotlight Awards™ have brought together the BC Film community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BC women in screen-based media. 

This year’s award recipients are Liz Shorten, Tara Armstrong, Maja Aro, Karin Lee, Meg Thornton, Mark Leiren-Young, Paul Armstrong, Shauna Johannesen, Brianne Nord-Stewart, Lucia Cheung, Valerie Creighton, Heather Conway, & Carolle Brabant. Our award recipients have shown outstanding dedication, effort and ability behind the scenes, or behind the camera, and have made a significant impact on the screen-based media industry as leaders in their field and as advocates for women in the industry. WIFTV is proud to celebrate their contributions. 

Want to find out more about who these other fabulous people are, and what we’re all winning? Head to www.womeninfilm.com

A big thank you to the Telus Optik Local and Storyhive teams for nominating me for the award in the first place, and for financing both YOUNG & RECKLESS (www.ynrtheseries.com) and the upcoming THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING.

The Spotlight Awards Gala
Date: June 20, 2017
Location: Performance Works, Granville Island
Time: Red Carpet at 7pm, Awards and Gala Party at 8pm
Buy Tickets: Click HERE.

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The Provider wins Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award

Brianne Nord-Stewart who directed “The Provider”, co-written  and c0-produced by Nord-Stewart and Andy Thompson, won Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award from the National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival

In the latest round of award presentations for the NSI Online Short Film Festival run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), Canadian short film The Provider, directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart, won the $2,500 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award”…The awards were decided by an independent jury.”

Comments from the jury included:

Nicholas Humphries – “Brianne Nord-Stewart’s stunning use of cinematography [by Amy Belling] and performance in The Provider caught our attention in this alternative-history horror short. The skill she showed while shooting it for a 48-hour filmmaking challenge secured it for us as the best short directed by a female.”

Maureen Levitt – “Brianne Nord-Stewart’s strength lies in bringing out the best in her characters. She really worked holistically in The Provider to create a dramatic feel and story arc in this larger than life film.”

Joy Loewen – “[We saw] stunning performances from the leads and a creepily perfect sound design [by Raph Choi] in The Provider which equals a terrific accomplishment from a director who’s on my ‘one to watch’ list.”

We are thrilled that the hard work of our team of cast, key creatives, and crew was acknowledged with acclaim!

The other awards were given to,  Tommydirected by Theodore Bezaire, which won the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award; and The Dance, directed by Pardis Parker, which picked up the $750 Bite Comedy Award.

Read the Press release: Tommy, The Provider & The Dance pick up awards in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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“The Provider” Now viewable online with NSI Film Festival!

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The Provider (2011), a horror film co written and produced by myself and Andy Thompson, and directed and edited by moi, is now available for free for your viewing pleasure through Canada’s National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival.

My 2008 short films, Why I Bought a Bike, and Why I Fired My Secretary both screen in 2011 as part of the film festival and it is a pleasure to be selected once again.

It is also a pleasure to see Pardis Parker and Jamie Travis‘ shorts up on the site as well. If you get a chance to see Jamie’s debut feature film, For a Good Time Call… I highly recommend it! And it looks like its out on DVD soon!

Four times a year, NSI presents three awards: the A&E Short Filmmakers Award ($1,250) to the best film, Bite Comedy Award ($750) for best comedy and the Shaw Fearless Female Director Award ($2,500) for best film by a female director. Read more about the awards.

We look forward to watching all of the newly added films, and our fingers our crossed for some cash!

Thank you for the opportunity NSI you are doing an amazing job supporting emerging filmmakers.

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