Devery Jacobs Captures Borsos Award at Whistler Film Festival

"Sun At Midnight" Director and Producer Kirsten Carthew with Borsos Award Winner Devery Jacobs at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival.

“The Sun at Midnight” has won an award at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival.
Devery Jacobs scored the Borsos Award for best performance, in her role as a teenager returning to her mother’s home community of Fort McPherson.
The jury for the Borsos awards was lead by iconic global filmmaker Deepa Mehta.
“Devery Jacobs has given a pitch perfect performance as the sixteen year old protagonist of THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT. She is luminous with every fleeting emotion reflected in her eyes,” says the Whistler Film Festival of her win.
 The NWT film screened at the festival on December 2nd and to a sold out crowd on December 3rd.
Jill & Jackfish Productions the makers of the film have been officially invited to participate in the European Film Market in Berlin in February 2017 to showcase “The Sun At Midnight” to international buyers.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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