Rogers Announces Significant Prize for Canadian Film
Builds on long history of support for the creative community
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today a significant prize for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The cash prize for the best Canadian film in 2012 has been increased to $100,000 and will be awarded to the director of the winning film as voted on by members of the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).
Rogers became the founding sponsor of the TFCA Awards Gala five years ago. "We are pleased to support content creators in this country through this prize," said Phil Lind, Vice Chairman, Rogers Communications. "Canadian film is competing on the world stage and with this extraordinary prize we hope to inspire this community to reach even higher."
"We are enormously grateful to Rogers for taking this bold and unprecedented initiative," said TFCA President, Brian D. Johnson. "It gives Canadian filmmakers the pride of place they deserve at the country's top tier of arts awards."
Rogers has been involved with the Canadian film and television production sector for more than 30 years. The Rogers Group of Funds offers support to Canadian independent producers with three different types of funding - loans to Canadian independent producers, funding for documentary films and equity for Canadian programs airing on a Canadian cable channel. Rogers has committed more than $430M over this period for the production of Canadian television and feature film projects.
The Rogers Best Canadian Film Award will be presented in Toronto on January 8th, 2013 at the 16th Annual TFCA Gala Awards Dinner.
About Rogers Communications:
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
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