Britany Sparrow

2023 Winner

“I am so grateful to Cat LeBlanc and the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund for their support. We are wrapping up principal photography for “Still Your Song” in the next few weeks, and we are very excited to receive some additional funding to move the project into post-production.”

Britany Sparrow is originally from Vernon, British Columbia, and has been making films in New Brunswick since 2006. After graduating from UNB with a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a certificate in Film and Video Production, Britany joined the New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative, and she directed her first short film, The Perfect Cliché, in 2007. Since then, she has directed nine films, including The Morning After (Short Film Venture), True Hollywood Romance, Gamers: A Love Story (on CBC Download), Chopsticks (NB Joy), Here Without You, Co-Ed (collaboration with writer/director Gordon Mihan), Friend Zone (artsnb), and Stand By You. She has also co-produced three short films, including Strange Hobby (dir. Allen Galloway), Gary (dir. Jon Brenan), and Zombies vs. Cannibals (dir. Rob Gemmell). She is currently in production for her first feature film, Still Your Song.

Britany has worked on over 75 film and video projects, including short films, feature films, training videos, TV pilots, and web series. She specializes in production management and assistant directing and has also mentored many first-time filmmakers as they navigated their first project. Britany was also the co-creator of the award-winning Fredericton 48 Hour Festival films Sucker Fish (2017) and Growing Younger (2018).

In 2022, Britany was presented with a Special Recognition Award at the Silver Wave Film Festival for her long-time contributions to the NB Film Co-op as president, teacher, and mentor. She is also the recipient of the WIFT-AT WAVE Award (2023), the WIFT-AT Salute Award, NB (2020), and the Silver Wave Film Festival Volunteer Recognition Award (2011).She is the past president of the NBFC, a former board member of WIFT-AT, and was formerly the editor for WIFT-AT’s newsletter, Tidings.Instagram: