New Brunswickers Win Big At 2017 Silver Wave Film Festival

Last night, the Annual Silver Wave Awards handed out their awards for films and filmmakers from all over the world. Over a hundred films were shown during the four day festival, however, the big winners ultimately were New Brunswick Filmmakers.

“New Brunswick filmmakers and filmmakers from away create dynamic, engaging stories that are a privilege to showcase annually at our popular grassroots festival. Homegrown New Brunswick stories are the cornerstone of SWFF. They are all gems that shine, sparkle and dance on the screen for our audiences. All the Silver Wave filmmakers are our stars. We created this showcase festival in 2000 for them. The event is a film love letter that runs for four days in New Brunswick,” says Cat LeBlanc, Silver Wave Film Festival organizer.

Here are the winners from the 2017 Silver Wave Film Festival:

Salute To A Woman Working In Film In New Brunswick
Nancy Lynch

Best Youth Short
Spencer Hetherington

Best Student Short
Carr Sappier

(Carr Sappier/Apotamkin)

Excellence in Music Composition
Christian David Bérubé
My Husband’s Jump

(My Husband’s Jump)

Excellence in Art Direction
Michelle Rogers and Arianna Martinez
My Husband’s Jump

Excellence in Sound Design
Bruce LeGrow and Gregg O’Donnell
Why Good People Do Bad Things

Excellence in Picture Editing
Matt Carr


Excellence in Cinematography
Matt Rogers
My Husband’s Jump

Best Animated Short
Lorna Kirk

Best Low Budget Documentary
Lauchlan Ough
City On Fire

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Short
Jon Blizzard

Best Canadian OR International Short
Michael Clowater
Four Eyes

Best Documentary
Phil Comeau
Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart

Lex Gigeroff Excellence In Screenwriting Award For A NB Short:

Drama OR Comedy
Tracey Lavigne

Outstanding Performance By An Actress in a Drama OR Comedy
Maggie Vaughan
Side Of The Road

(Side Of The Road)

Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Drama OR Comedy By a New Brunswicker
Tracey Brown
Headline Heroes

Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Drama OR Comedy
Clayton Boone

Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Drama OR Comedy
Ryan Barton


Best NB Short Drama
Tracey Lavigne

East Coast Camera Rental Award
Tracey Lavigne

2017 Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award
Kaitlyn Adair
“March 2.4”

Brian Carty Volunteer Recognition Award Winner
Jillian Acreman

Professional Film Recognition Award
Nick Wilson
Nick Wilson Videography/East Coast Camera Rental

2017 CBC/NB Joy Award Winner
Jillian Acreman
Queen of the Andes