Nuit Blanche named top HD short film, wins $100,000 as LG Life's Good
FilmFest wraps in Toronto

Jaime King, K-OS, Steve Nash help select winning HD short film

TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - LG Electronics, a global leader and technology innovator in home electronics, has named Nuit Blanche, a HD short film created by Arev Manoukian of Ottawa, Ontario, as the $100,000 grand prize winner of the LG Life's Good FilmFest. The announcement was made as part of a Grand Finale event in Toronto, featuring celebrity appearances from actress Jaime King, singer/songwriter K-OS and hosted by television personality George Stroumboulopoulos.

"The LG Life's Good FilmFest has been an amazing experience for all involved, helping to cement LG's position as the world leader in premium HD viewing experiences," says Tim Barnes, Marketing Team Leader, LG Electronics Canada and Founder of the LG Life's Good FilmFest. "Our $100,000 winning HD short film Nuit Blanche delivers an engaging, memorable story, which when enjoyed on our latest line of LCD LED TVs, offers our customers what we consider to the best HD film experience available."

In addition to Nuit Blanche, the following three HD short films were awarded secondary prizes of $10,000 as winners in their respective categories:

    
    -   I Love Rock and Roll (Animation)
    -   Life's Good (Sports)
    -   Til My Voice is Gone (Fashion & Music)
    

All four category winners can be viewed online at www.lgfilmfest.com.

All category finalists were viewed by a panel consisting of representatives from LG Electronics Canada and the following four notables:

    
    -   Jaime King, actress (Sin City, The Spirit, My Bloody Valentine 3D)
    -   K-OS, Platinum selling and Juno Award winning singer/songwriter
    -   Laurie May, Co-President and Co-Founder of Maple Pictures
    -   Steve Nash, National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar and
        two-time NBA Most Valuable Player
    

The LG Life's Good FilmFest kicked off in August 2009 and invited filmmakers from around the globe to submit inspiring HD short films. Each HD entry was to be no longer than five minutes in length, expressing a positive, uplifting message conveying the notion that "Life's Good."

About LG Electronics Canada

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in 114 operations including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales of USD $44 billion, LG is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the world's leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners, front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems. LG Electronics Canada has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Electronics Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and digital appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.ca.

For more details about the LG Life's Good FilmFest, or to arrange an interview with Arev Manoukian, or Tim Barnes of LG, please contact:

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SOURCE LG Electronics Canada, Inc.

For further information: For further information: Cameron Gordon, High Road Communications, (416) 644-2252, cgordon@highroad.com

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