Michael Francis Receives Distinguished Service Award
October 27, 2016
Michael Francis received the Distinguished Service Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in honour of his contribution and leadership to the motion picture industry.
Then he became Chair of the Vancouver International Film Festival. He served at VIFF for 20 years, and remains Chair Emeritus. In 1992, Michael was asked to Chair the new Crown Agency called BC Film, to help establish a domestic film and television production industry. And the rest, they say, is history. Michael continues to follow his passion, and serves as Board Director of Creative BC. Congratulations, Michael! Your presence is an inspiration to us all.