Golden partnership for CinéTFO and the REGARD Festival of short films

TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO announced today that it has signed a new partnership agreement with the Festival REGARD sur le court métrage in preparation for the 17th annual edition of this international festival of short films, to be held in Saguenay, Quebec from March 13 to 17, 2013.

As a Gold Partner for the 2013 edition of the festival, TFO will present the award to the winner of the Tourner à tout prix competition, which recognizes an emerging young Canadian film director who has shown boldness and exceptional, innovative talent in the short-film medium. The public can view all of the films entered in this competition at a special web site developed in partnership between TFO and the festival, at http://regard.zonefestival.com.

As Marie Masse, Groupe Média TFO's Managing Director for Web/TV Content, explains, "Groupe Média TFO is recognized for the quality of its own film programming, and we want to recognize the work of emerging filmmakers in turn. Our partnership with the REGARD festival confirms our commitment to the people who make short films."

In addition, TFO film host Joseph Elfassi will be at the festival conducting a series of interviews that will be available for viewing on TFO, on social media, and at tfo.org/cine.

CinéTFO's film programming focuses on art films, contemporary films, short films, classic films, and films that have won awards at the world's most prestigious film  festivals. CinéTFO thus offers film lovers the chance to enjoy the festival experience right in their own living rooms!

To find out what channels you can watch TFO on in your area, go to tfo.org/captertfo.

About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Média TFO produces and distributes quality French-language educational and cultural media content along with supporting content to meet the needs and aspirations of its target clientele. Groupe Média TFO thus contributes to the civic and cultural development of Ontario's Francophone community and makes its content available on a large number of media platforms. Based in Toronto, TFO is the largest producer and distributor of French-language educational products in Canada.

TFO broadcasts fine films every evening from Monday through Saturday at 9:00 PM. For complete information on TFO's film programming, visit tfo.org/cine or subscribe for free to Passeport cinéma, a mini-guide that presents all the films to be aired on TFO.

About the Festival REGARD sur le court métrage au Saguenay
The REGARD festival, held in Saguenay, Quebec, showcases short films by Quebec, Canadian, and international filmmakers and encourages exchanges among professionals in the film and television industry. In parallel with its film screenings, the Festival also hosts Le Marché du court, an event that gives film lovers, emerging filmmakers, and international film industry professionals the chance to meet and share their experience.

SOURCE: GroupeMédia TFO

For further information:

Groupe Média TFO
Céline Pagnoud
Marketing and Communication Specialist
cpagnoud@tfo.org
416.968.8332


Festival REGARD sur le court métrage 
Max-Antoine Guérin
Communication Manager
communication@regardsurlecourt.com 
418.698.5854x 7

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