Date: October 1 - 16, 2009
Call for Entry Deadline: N/A
Total Number of Films Submitted: 360
1) Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema, presented by Brad Birarda & Robert Sali ($10,000 prize).
2) Canwest Award for Best Canadian Feature Film ($20,000 prize).
3) Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film Award ($2,000 prize).
4) Women in Film and Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award.
5) Rogers People's Choice Award.
6) VIFF Most Popular Canadian Film Award.
7) Documentary Audience Award.
8) NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award ($2500 in technical services).
9) VIFF Environmental Film Award.