Ana Valine lands $120,000 feature film award

The prize will go to supporting Valine as she completes her feature directorial debut, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, an adaptation of the Billie Livingston novella, The Trouble With Marlene.
Ana Valine

BC’s Ana Valine has snagged the Creative Women Workshops Association’s 2011 WIDC Feature Film Award.

Aimed at fostering more feature films directed by women in BC through The Women In the Director’s Chair Workshop (WIDC), the $120,000 prize includes and in-kind studio rental from North Shore Studios or The Bridge Studios, equipment rental from William F. White and Panavision Canada, and post support from Deluxe Vancouver and Post Modern Sound.

The prize will go to supporting Valine as she completes her feature directorial debut, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, an adaptation of the Billie Livingston novella, The Trouble With Marlene. It’s produced by Amber Ripley of Foundation Features.

Last year’s winner was Katrin Bowen with her feature directorial debut of Amazon Falls, which currently has a cross-Canada theatrical release.