Daniel Radcliffe and Kristanna Loken at Whistler Film Festival 2012

Daniel Radcliffe at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival

Daniel Radcliffe with Calum Hardy Mishaw and Ethan Donohoe (L) at Millenium Place Nov 30 at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

Photos—Daniel Radcliffe and Kristanna Loken at Whistler Film Festival 2012

– photos courtesy UPI/Heinz Ruckemann

The 12th annual Whistler Film Festival wrapped up this past weekend. UPI photog Heinz Ruckemann was kind enough to share some photos of actors Daniel Radcliffe and Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3, Burn Notice, Love Orchard), as well as Rachelle Lefevre (Barney’s Version, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal, Off the Map).

Radcliffe discussed his upcoming films (Kill Your Darlings, The F Word, Horns) and return to London’s West End stage with Canadian talk-show host George Stroumboulopoulos.Actor and screenwriter Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, Celeste & Jesse Forever) was recognized for her talents in front and behind the camera with the festival’s Trailblazer Award. Writer and actor Will McCormack was also in attendance for the screening of Celeste & Jesse Forever, which he co-wrote and acts in.

Other stars at WFF included James Cromwell (Still), Gil Bellows (Mad Ship), Rachelle Lefevre (Borsos juror and actress in Omerta, which screened at WFF), musician Bruce Cockburn (featured in Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage), Caroline Dhavernas (Mars et Avril) and Katherine Isabelle (American Mary). and Emily Hampshire.
The WFF Audience Award went Sean Garrity’s My Awkward Sexual Adventure, which was one of eight contenders in the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature. The WFF Audience Award runner up went to Hit ‘n Strum, Kirk Caouette’s charming Vancouver street movie which was presented in the new Discoveries program. The WFF Audience Award is a non-cash prize presented to the highest-rated film as voted by the audience.
Rachelle Lefevre, Kristanna Loken and Caroline Dhavernas at Whistler Film Festival

Actors Rachelle Lefevre (L) and Caroline Dhavernas (R) congratulate fellow actress and producer Kristanna Loken (centre), whose team “Scar Tissue” finished with the best combined time in the Celebrity Challenge Ski Race during the awards luncheon at Steeps Grill atop Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, December 1, 2012 during the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

This years’ winners were announced at the Awards Brunch on Dec 2. Director Kate Melville of Toronto won the prestigious $15,000 Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film, which is the largest cash prize in Canadian film, with her coming-of-age story, Picture Day. The plot centers on a rebellious teenager named Claire, who is forced to repeat her last year of high school. The jury praised the director, noting that, “This year, we are delighted to recognized a filmmaker whose work is revolutionary: universal in its specificity, soulful, heartfelt, raw, intelligent, profoundly human and so much fun!!! Kate, Philip Borsos is smiling.”

The jury also commented on Tatiana Maslany, who stared in Picture Day and won WFF’s new Best Performance in a Borsos Competition Film Award. They described her as “fearless, honest, unapologetic, heartbreaking, and hilarious… and, in our opinion, is a force of nature.”

This year’s other Borsos Competition finalists included: All That you Posses (Bernard Edmond)Blood Pressure (Sean Garrity), Fair Sex (Martin Laroche), Home Again (Sudz Sutherland)Mad Ship (David Mortin)My Awkward Sexual Adventure (Sean Garrity) and Still (Michael McGowan).

The documentary jury included the Sundance Institute’s Bird Runningwater, actress Sarain Boylan (Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Rookie Blue), and Brian D. Johnson, movie critic for Maclean’s magazine. Describing the history of the women’s movement, the World Documentary Award to Status Quo? directed by Karen Cho, from montreal.

Requiem for Romance (Jonathan Ng), received the $1,000 Canadian Shortwork Award, presented by Kokanee. The International Shortwork Award went to Poland’s Marcin Bortkeiwicz’s Drawn from Memory, which sensitively depicts a grandson’s devotion to his his grandmother and her dreams. SFU student Jon Thomas won the $500 Shortwork Student Award, presented by Capilano University film centre, for his filmPlating. John Ornoy won the MPPIA Short film Award for True Love Waits, which has a $15, 000 cash prize and up to $100, 000 in servies.Marie-Evelyne Lessard won the Jury Special Prize for her film Les Maneges Humains/Fair Sex. 

Actress Rachelle Lefevre Whistler Film Festival 2012

Actress Rachelle Lefevre warms up for the first of three runs in the Celebrity Challenge Ski Race on Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, December 1, 2012 during the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

Kristanna Loken

Kristanna Loken (R) warms up for the first of three runs in the Celebrity Challenge Ski Race on Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, Dec 1, 2012 during the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

Kristanna Loken

Kristanna Loken at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival, Dec 1. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe with George Stroumboulopoulos at Millenium Place in Whistler, British Columbia, Nov 30, 2012 at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

Daniel Radcliffe Whistler Film Festival 2012 photo

Daniel Radcliffe signs a Harry Potter book for seven-year-old friends Calum Hardy Mishaw and Ethan Donohoe (L) at Millenium Place Nov 30 at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival. UPI Photo /Heinz Ruckemann

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