A film from Newfoundland and Labrador about the agonizing disorder of the family took home a tidy sum and the grand prize at this year’s Whistler Film Festival.
The festival announced on Sunday that its jury had given “Little Orphans” the Borsos Award for best Canadian feature film.
“Little Orphans” plays its author Emily Bridger alongside Rhiannon Morgan from “Away from Everywhere” and Marthe Bernard from “Republic of Doyle”. The film is being shot in St. Johns, N. L., and directed by Ruth Lawrence, a well-known filmmaker and theater artist in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The film tells the story of three adult sisters who deal with the consequences of an unstable childhood and a confused relationship with their mother.
The profit comes with $ 15,000 from the Directors Guild of Canada and $ 20,000 from Company 3, a California-based post-production film company.
The Whistler Film Festival ran online from December 1st to 20th and featured 30 feature films and 67 short films.
This Canadian press report was first published on December 21, 2020.