Female Filmmakers Sweep Awards at Silver Wave Film Festival

The Annual Silver Wave Awards Show handed out major hardware to filmmakers from all over the world. The big winners were key creative women involved with the NB Film Co-op and Women in Film and Television Atlantic.

2018 WIFT-AT NB Salute to honour a woman working in film and television in New Brunswick: Gia Milani

Best Student Short ($250): Sister’s Dirge by Ty Giffin

Excellence in Music Composition: Zachary Greer for the Nashwaak

Excellence in Art Direction: Arianna Martinez and Cassidy Ingersoll for Letters from the Dead

Excellence in Sound Design: Bruce LeGrow for Mnemosyne

Excellence in Picture Editing is: Tracey Lavigne for Mnemosyne

Excellence in Cinematography: Jesse Anthony for Mnemosyne

Best Experimental Film: Boy in the Garden by Peter de Niverville

Best Low Budget Documentary: Bernie Langille Wants to Know…Who Killed Bernie Langille by Jackie Torrens

Best SciFi Short: 10 Minute Time Machine by Charles Wahl

Best Canadian OR International Short: Passage by Henry Colin

Best Documentary: The Song and the Sorrow by Millefiore Clarkes

Lex Gigeroff Excellence in Screenwriting Award for a NB short Drama OR Comedy: Kaitlyn Adair for March 2.4

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama OR Comedy: Kaitlyn Adair for March 2.4

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a supporting role in a Drama OR Comedy by a New Brunswicker: Maggie Vaughan for Mnemosyne

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama OR Comedy: Tony Tomarchio for Infinity Land

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a supporting role in a Drama OR

Comedy: Chris Gairns for Friend Zone

Best NB Short Drama: Mnemosyne by Tracey Lavigne

East Coast Camera Rental Award (valued at $5000.00)

Sponsored by Nick Wilson

Winner: Tracey Lavigne

2018 Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award:


Corinne Brownlee, for Distortion

Brenda Malley for After The War

Picaroons Brian Carty Film Volunteer Recognition Award ($500): Jeff Picka

Jim Lavoie Film Professional Recognition Award: Frictive Pictures

(Professor/filmmaker Robert Gray, Professor/filmmaker Matt Rogers and teacher/filmmaker Jon Dewar)

CBC/NB Joy Award Winner

Kaitlyn Adair for Together We Move

About the Silver Wave Film Festival

The Silver Wave Film Festival (SWFF) is a four-day celebration of film, media, and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Fredericton – a scenic and historic city – into a center for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types, and film lovers. This year’s event celebrated 18 years of the Festival and took place from Nov 8-11, 2018.

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