2014 jury announced including Don McKellar, Guy Maddin, Michael
Fukushima and more
MONTRÉAL, July 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival today announced it will showcase emerging Canadian short film talent on
Air Canada flights around the world from August 1 to December 31, 2014.
All 16 selected shorts will be announced at a free public screening and
after-party at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30
p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by ETALK anchor Tanya Kim.
Millions of Air Canada passengers will be able to view the selected
short films on their personal seatback in-flight entertainment system
and online at enRoutefilm.com. Passengers and movie lovers alike will have the chance to vote for
their favourite film to win the People's Choice Award. Voting will
start in August on enRoutefilm.com.
The films will compete to win prizes for Best Short Film, Achievement in
Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation,
and, new this year, Achievement in Documentary.
Free public screenings will be held in Montreal at Centre Phi (407 Rue
Saint Pierre) on November 3, 2014 and Toronto on Wednesday, November 5
at the Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street W). Following the
Toronto screening, prizes will be presented at an invitation-only
awards celebration at 2nd Floor Events.
Once again this year, a star-studded jury will select the winners, who will each receive an all-inclusive trip
for two to the Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany,
courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film will also receive
$5,000 courtesy of presenting sponsor Cineplex. The jury will have a
head juror for the first time, with director Don McKellar taking the
This year's jurors include (alphabetical order):
Louise Archambault (director)
Jennifer Baichwal (director)
Luc Déry (producer)
Michael Fukushima (executive producer and director, animation)
Guy Maddin (director)
Don McKeller (director and head juror)
Andrew Moir (director and winner of Best Short Film at the 2013 Air
Canada enRoute Film Festival)
Gia Milani (director)
Jennifer Podemski (actor)
Laura Vandervoort (actor)
For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit www.enroutefilm.com.
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available exclusively on all Air Canada flights and in Maple Leaf
Lounges worldwide as well as in select hotels and boutiques across
North America - is an inspirational authority for the global traveler,
known for its strong visual presence and innovative design. Air
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