VIDEO: Chilliwack’s first independent film festival

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s first independent film festival

Films from around B.C. and the world were screened in Chilliwack at the inaugural festival.

The inaugural Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) wrapped up on Sunday with an awards ceremony after a second day of screenings and Q&A sessions at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas.

Categories included features, shorts, documentaries and music videos and entries ranged from student work to established professional film makers—from B.C. and around the world.

Winners list

Best of Fest – Graffiti

Best Feature Film – Empty Space

Best Short Film – Let Us End With It Too

Best of BC – Bombing

Best Documentary – Shiners

Best Director – Llluis Quilez (Graffiti)

Best Actor – Jesse Platt (Raw*)

Best Actress – Ariana Marquis (The Beautifully Drowned)

Best Script – David I. Strasser (Raw*)

Best Cinematography – Kang Park (Iridescence)

Best Score – Themes For Dying Earth

Best Music Video – Human Nature

Chilliwack Spirit Award – Raw*

Chilliwack Spirit Award – Michael Chen (Lost)