Winners will attend a major international film festival - $5,000 prize
for Best Short Film
TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is
inviting Canadian film students and emerging filmmakers to enter its
seventh annual enRoute short film festival. Each year, a celebrity jury
selects the best short films and broadcasts them to a large
international audience on Air Canada's enRoute in-flight entertainment
The winner of Best Short Film will receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy
of presenting sponsor Cineplex Entertainment. Other awards include
Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in
Animation and the second annual People's Choice Award. All winners will
receive an exciting new destination prize to a major international film
festival courtesy of Air Canada.
Winning films are selected by an esteemed jury, which will be announced
this summer. Past jury members have included Jean-Marc Vallée, Jay
Baruchel, Alison Pill, Atom Egoyan, Denis Villeneuve, Donald
Sutherland, Molly Parker, Rémy Girard, Alan Cumming and Don Carmody,
among many others.
Selected films will be broadcast on Air Canada's personal seatback
entertainment system and viewed by millions of Air Canada customers
around the world. A free public screening and awards celebration will
be held in Toronto at the end of the year to honour the winners.
Additional screenings will take place in Vancouver and Montreal
showcasing the selected films.
To download an entry form and view full contest rules and regulations,
please visit www.enroutefilm.com. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, May 31.
About Air Canada's enRoute Magazine :
Air Canada's enRoute Magazine is published 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:
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serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag
carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012
served close to 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled
passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 51 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 1,329 destinations in 194 countries.
Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top tier
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priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive
Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, Canada's premier
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receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm
Skytrax. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked for a third consecutive year
"Best International Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of
more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by Skytrax.
According to the 2012 Canadian Business Travel Survey conducted by
Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was the preferred airline for more than 79
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
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Image with caption: "Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival (CNW Group/ENROUTE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130419_C6836_PHOTO_EN_25769.jpg
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