Air Canada enRoute Film Festival reveals 2013 award nominees, announces free public screening events

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the seventh annual    Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. Award categories include Best Short Film, Achievement in Animation, Achievement in Direction, and Achievement in Cinematography.

The 2013 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Award Nominees are:

  • Sophie Jarvis and Kane Stewart for The Worst Day Ever
  • Andrew Moir for Just As I Remember
  • Eileen Peng for Godfather Death
  • Roman Tchjen and Vaishni Majoomdar for Walk the Moon

The winner of the Best Short Film Award will receive a cash prize of $5,000 courtesy of Cineplex Entertainment. All winners will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, courtesy of Air Canada.

A free public screening of the nominated short films will take place on Wednesday, November 6 at the Varsity Cinema (55 Bloor St. W., Toronto) from 7 to 8 p.m ET. An exclusive awards celebration will take place at the Panorama Bar immediately after the screening. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Lainey Lui and eTalk Canada, and for the first time ever the announcements will be streamed live on enRoutefilm.com at 9pm.

Jury members expected to attend the awards celebration include actors Enrico Colantoni and Wendy Crewson, director Michael McGowan, and producer Martin Katz.

The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival continues to grow nationally. Earlier this summer Vancouver hosted the official launch event. On November 4th, Montreal will host a panel for emerging filmmakers, followed by a screening and reception at the Centre Phi.

Voting for the People's Choice Award runs until October 31 on enroutefilm.com. The winner will be announced at the November 6 awards celebration and will win a trip for two to any destination within Canada, courtesy of Air Canada.

From August to December 2013, millions of Air Canada passengers can view all of the selected short films on their personal entertainment system with 8.9-inch wide digital in-seat monitors with touch-screen controls offering more than 600 hours of digital movies, television and music entertainment, available on demand at the touch of a finger.

For news on the festival, film profiles, and events please visit www.enroutefilm.com.

Twitter: @enroutemag and @AirCanada; #EFF2013
Facebook: The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival, enRoute magazine and Air Canada
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About Air Canada's enRoute In Flight Entertainment :
Air Canada's enRoute In Flight Entertainment is programmed by Spafax, one of the world's leading custom publishers and providers of in-flight media, with offices in eight cities around the world. Spafax is a part of the specialist communications division of WPP. http://enroute.aircanada.com/

About Air Canada:
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in 195 countries.  Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners.

Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2013, Air Canada was ranked for a fourth consecutive year "Best Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by Skytrax.  According to the 2013 Canadian Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was the preferred airline for more than 80 percent of frequent business travellers in Canada.  In 2012, readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best Airline in North America," the readers of Business Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best In-Flight Services in North America," and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for Business Class Service," "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best Flight Attendants in North America."  For more information on Air Canada visit aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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