April Telek wins Artistic Merit Award

by on Oct.21, 2010, under Uncategorized

WIFTV announces April Telek is the winner of the 2010 Artistic Merit Award

Vancouver – WIFTV is thrilled to announce that the 16th Annual Artistic Merit Award goes to actor April Telek for her outstanding and pitch perfect performance that captivated audiences in Amazon Falls.

We would also like to congratulate all the stellar nominees: Katrin Bowen (Amazon Falls, Director), Julia Ivanova (Love Translated, Director), Sara McIntyre (Two Indians Talking, Director), and Helen Slinger (When the Devil Knocks, Director) for their continued passion and commitment to raising the voice of women in the film industry.

Past recipients of the Artistic Merit Award were:

2009 Nimisha Mukerji, Co-Director, 65_RedRoses
2008 Tantoo Cardinal, Actor, Mothers & Daughters
2007 Gwen Haworth, Filmmaker, She’s a Boy I Knew
2006 Carmen Moore, Actor, Unnatural and Accidental
2005 Carly Pope, Actor, Hamster Cage
2004 Joely Collins, Actor, The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess
2003 Gina Chiarelli, Actor, See Grace Fly
2002 Jane McGregor, Actor, Flower & Garnet
2001 Fredia Betrani, Actor, Last Wedding
2000 Shirley Vercruysse, Producer, Waydowntown
1999 Enuka Okuma, Actor, Daydrift
1998 Sandra Oh, Actor, Last Night
1997 Gabrielle Rose, Actor, The Sweet Hereafter
1996 Molly Parker, Actor, Kissed
1995 Babz Chula, Actor, Live Bait

WIFTV would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s volunteer Jury: Janine Bizzocchi Steele (Business Analyst, BC Film,); Mary Bissell (Director, Writer, Mystique Films); and Mary M. Frymire (Director, Writer, La Sirena Pictures Inc.).

About Women In Film & Television Vancouver
WIFTV is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media.  We are the Vancouver chapter of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI), which counts more than 10,000 members worldwide.

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