Call yourself a TRAILBLAZER? Submissions open for The 2016 Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival, major cash prizing and a dose of fame on the line

CALGARY, March 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Big Rock Brewery Inc. ("Big Rock") (TSX:BR) – Submissions are now open for The 2016 Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival. The theme for the 2016 festival is "trailblazer". How you interpret the word, and what film genre you select is entirely up to you. You can shoot live-action, animation, stop-motion, use actors, cut-outs, puppets or animals. Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy or even a musical. There are no restrictions on content or creativity. You have 3 – 5 minutes to create a complete mini-tale, with a beginning, a middle and an end.

No beer placement is required and Eddies submissions remain eligible for other festival circuits. 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards are among the highest paying cash prizes in North America for a short film ($10,000, $5,000, $2,500).

For the 23rd year of this event, our theme is inspired by our founder, Ed McNally. Ed's vision was to create a craft brewery long before many had ever seen one, or heard such a term. A true trailblazer, Ed decided he wanted to make great beer in the same European style he had experienced on his travels across the world, here in Canada. Combining this vision with the skill and imagination of our brewmasters, we brew our beer today with locally sourced ingredients and innovative processes, all rooted in Ed's original passion for excellence.

Deadline for submission: 11:59pm, May 20th, 2016 to BigRockBeer.com
The top 10 submissions will be screened at The Eddies Short Film Festival at Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Alberta, 6 pm, June 4th, 2016, Tickets available at: BigRockBeer.com

Funds raised from the 2016 festival will be going back to support the Canadian film community via honorariums to CIFF and CUFF.

Be it crafting great beer, or creating great film that breaks down barriers, sparks new conversations or opens minds… cheers to all you trailblazers out there. We hope to see you at The Eddies!

About Big Rock Brewery Inc. Big Rock Brewery Inc. headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, also has a local brewery in Vancouver, British Columbia, and (coming in 2016) a brewery in Etobicoke, Ontario. Big Rock produces premium, all-natural craft beers. As one of Canada's founding craft brewers with over 30 years of brewing experience, Big Rock boasts a family of exceptional ales and lagers, Rock Creek Cider®, and an ongoing selection of seasonal beers. Big Rock products are sold in nine provinces and two territories in Canada, and are also available in Korea. 

For more information on Big Rock Brewery visit bigrockbeer.com,
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For further information: Susanne Fox, Communications/Media Relations, Big Rock Brewery, Phone: 403.203.3745, Email: sfox@bigrockbeer.com

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