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The Whistler Film Festival Is Done: Check Out The Winners, And Watch Some Of George’s Interview With
December 3, 2012
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After five days, more than 75 films (including six world premieres), and lots of great parties, the 2012 Whistler Film Festival is finished.

Whistler brought a lot of attention to Canadian talent both in front of and behind the camera, while also featuring some international star power in the form of Daniel Radcliffe James Cromwell, and Rashida Jones.

George was in Whistler for the festival, and he sat down with Daniel for a red chair interview in front of a live film festival audience in Whistler.

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Here are a couple of highlights from their talk.

George asked Daniel about how he got the job on Ricky Gervais's 'Extras', and the kind of response he's gotten from his work on the show:

And Daniel also talked about his upcoming film 'Kill Your Darlings', in which he plays Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The film is getting its premiere at Sundance.

He told George that the tight shooting schedule and relatively small budget on the film actually made for a refreshing change after the Harry Potter series:

Yesterday, the Festival's winning films were announced.

First-time director Kate Melville took home the Borsos Award for Best Canadian Feature.

Her film, 'Picture Day', stars Tatiana Maslany, who won the Best Performance trophy for her role as Claire Paxton, a rebellious teenager repeating her last year of high school.

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The panel that chose 'Picture Day' as the winner released a statement about Melville and the film: "we are delighted to recognize a filmmaker whose work is revelatory: universal in its specificity, soulful, heartfelt, raw, intelligent, profoundly human and so much fun."

Other award winners include 'Status Quo?', which took the World Documentary award for its historical look at the women's movement in Canada, 'Ready To Fly', winner of the Best Mountain Culture Film award, 'Requiem for Romance', the Canadian ShortWork award winner, and actress Marie-Evelyne Lessard, who won the Jury Special Prize for her role in 'Les Manèges Humains/Fair Sex'.

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