Air Canada enRoute Film Festival announces its 2015 finalists and free public screenings

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival today announced the finalists for the ninth annual festival. Award categories include Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and Achievement in Documentary.

The 2015 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Award Nominees are:

  • (A)LONEKevin Landry, Montreal, QC
  • FamiliarHaya Waseem and Christopher Lew, Toronto, ON
  • I'm Still EmbarrassedTaylor Gordon and Nigil Vazquez, Cobalt, ON
  • KaleidoscopeCatherine Dubeau, Montreal, QC
  • Persistence of Vision Caitlin Durlak, Toronto, ON

All Achievement Award winners will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film will also receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of presenting sponsor, Cineplex.

A free public screening of the nominated short films will take place in Montreal on Monday November 2 at the Phi Centre (407 Rue Saint Pierre) from 7:30pm to 9pm and in Toronto on Wednesday, November 4 at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge Dundas & VIP (10 Dundas Street East) from 7 to 9 p.m.

An exclusive awards celebration will take place at 2nd Floor Events immediately after the Toronto screening, hosted by etalk's Liz Trinnear.

The jury that selected the finalists is led by Tatiana Maslany (actress) and also includes (alphabetical order):

  • Albert Shin (director)
  • Catherine O'Hara (actress)
  • François Girard (director)
  • John Galway (president of Bell Media's The Harold Greenberg Fund)
  • Julie Roy (executive producer at the NFB's French Animation Studio)
  • Ron Mann (director)
  • Ruba Nadda (director)
  • Sophie Desmarais (actress)
  • Yassmina Karajah (director and winner of Best Short Film at the 2014 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival)

Voting for the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival People's Choice Award runs until Saturday October 31 on The winner will be announced at the Wednesday, November 4 awards celebration and will win a trip for two to a destination of their choice within North America, courtesy of Air Canada.

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About Air Canada enRoute In-Flight Entertainment:
Air Canada enRoute In-flight Entertainment offers over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment available free of charge at the touch of a finger. Its gate-to-gate in-flight entertainment programming features up to 150 movies in all genres, including the latest Hollywood and independent titles produced locally and internationally in more than 20 languages, up to 200 TV shows including the most popular TV series, interesting documentaries and our very own ACTV channel, over 100 albums and playlists in all musical genres and entertaining and informative audio books and podcasts. Air Canada 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 fifteen cities around the world. Spafax is a part of the specialist communications division of WPP.

About Air Canada:
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 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.  According to the 2015 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 2014, readers of Global Traveler magazine again 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 North America Airline Inflight Experience," and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best Flight Attendants in North America."  For more information on Air Canada visit, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.


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