The Women in Film & Television Vancouver organisation have announced their 2009 spotlight award winners, and Amanda Tapping has been listed as one of the honourees.
Here is an excerpt of the announcement:
Women in film and television Vancouver is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s spotlight awards. The awards Gala will occur on the 7th March 2009, at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, a highlight of WIFTV’s 5-day women in film festival 2009.
“As WIFTV celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, it’s an honour and a privilege to celebrate such a well-respected and talented women and men in our industry. This year’s winners are an incredibly inspiring group. Congratulations” said Peggy Thompson, president of the foundation.
The Spotlight Award winners, selected by a jury of board members of WIFTV are:
Woman of Vision (Special Jury Prize) — Amanda Tapping, actor, director, and producer, for her ground-breaking work on Sanctuary and having the vision to grow the series from webcast to broadcast. Amanda is also a well-known mentor in the Vancouver film community and a great teller of women’s stories.
Established in 1988, The Spotlight Awardsâ„¢ have brought together filmmakers, the film industry, government and media to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BC women and men in screen-based media. Conceived as an event to recognize and promote exceptional professionals in film and television, The Spotlight Awardsâ„¢ are acknowledged today as one of the industry’s most prestigious accolades.
Since 1988, more than 100 remarkable people have received Spotlight Awards. Many of today’s outstanding filmmakers and industry leaders are past recipients of a Spotlight Award – a testament to women’s contributions to Canada’s entertainment community.
This year’s awards will be presented at a Gala Ceremony on March 7th, at the Vancity Theatre.