Female Filmmakers Sweep Up Awards at SWFF 2018

The Annual Silver Wave Awards Show handed out major hardware to filmmakers from all over the world. The big winners ultimately were New Brunswick women filmmakers.

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
Key to Silver Wave’s success is the generous support of our sponsors and supporters and the amazing efforts put forth by our staff and volunteers,” says Film Co-op
festival organizer Cat LeBlanc “Nothing makes us prouder than seeing audiences sharing the experience of movie magic.”

The Festival would not be possible without its major sponsors and supporters:

Platinum Sponsors: Province of New Brunswick, City of Fredericton, Telefilm Canada, CBC, Picaroons Traditional Ales, University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Arts, Nick Wilson Videography, East Coast Camera Rentals, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative

Gold Sponsors: Don Chapman, M.A.D. 5 Films, The Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award

Silver Sponsors: Arrowhead Electric Ltd., Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook, Royal Bank of Canada

Bronze Sponsors: Charlotte Street Arts Centre, DOC, DOC Atlantic, Robert Simmonds Clothing, Iron Sights Training Centre, Insurmountable Sounds, Unplugged, Terry Kelly Productions, imagineNATIVE, John Christenson Think Design, Hemmings House, CHSR 97.9 FM, Cinema Politica, WIFT-AT.

Supporters: Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters Stephen Butters, Sophie Lavoie, Matt Rogers, Heather MacLeod, Jan Miller, Rob Gray, Grid City, Matt Carter, Rob Parsons, Carlee Calver.

For more information, contact:
Cat Leblanc, Festival Organizer
Silver Wave Film Festival
[email protected]

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 celebrates 18 years of the Festival and takes place from Nov 8-11, 2018.