The 2nd Annual Air Canada enRoute Student Film Festival Announces Nominees for this Year's Awards



    
         ET Canada's Rick Campanelli to Host Awards Gala November 5th
             as Canwest (ET Canada) Signs on as Broadcast Sponsor
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada and enRoute Magazine are
pleased to announce the six finalists in the 2nd Annual Air Canada enRoute
Student Film Festival. Film critic Richard Crouse will host a screening of the
nominated short films on November 5th at the Scotiabank Theatre, followed by
an Awards ceremony hosted by ET Canada's Rick Campanelli at the Spoke Club in
downtown Toronto.
    The films are nominated in the categories of Best Student Film,
Achievement in Animation, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in
Cinematography and the People's Choice Award. The winner of the Best Student
Film Award will take home a Brand new 2009 Ford Focus vehicle plus an
all-inclusive Air Canada trip for two to the Palm Springs International Film
Festival. Achievement Award winners will also be going to Palm Springs, and
the Cineplex People's Choice Award Winner will take home a $5000 cash prize.

    The 2008 Air Canada enRoute Student Film Festival Nominees are:

    Brandon Cronenberg & Jonathan Hodgson, Ryerson University for their film
    Broken Tulips

    Benjamin Schuetze, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design for his film
    Damien and Ende

    Jacquelyn Mills, Concordia University for her film For Wendy

    Eva Cvijanovic, Concordia University for her film Play

    Adam Brown, Ryerson University, for his film Starsearcher

    Sarah Quinn & Sebastien Rist, Concordia University for their film
    This Little Piggy

    Canada's #1 entertainment news magazine ET Canada will go behind the
scenes with Co-Host Rick Campanelli offering fans exclusive access inside the
awards venue. Hot off the heels of the Toronto and Vancouver International
Film Festivals, ET Canada continues to bring viewers one step closer to the
most buzzed about films and their stars. Jury members in attendance will be
Wendy Crewson, Arsinée Khanjian, Canadian Film Directors Patricia Rozema, Rob
Stewart and Toronto International Film Festival CEO Noah Cowan.

    
      "We're excited to be apart of a festival that supports Canadian student
      filmmakers and provides a forum for them to share their work in such a
      rich and interactive environment," said Tamara Simoneau, Sr. Executive
      Producer, ET Canada.
    

    The screening of the nominated films will take place in Cinema 13, at the
Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West, from 7:00pm until 8:00pm. It is
free and open to the public. The nominated films can be viewed online at
www.enroutefilm.com.

    Entertainment Tonight Canada is the country's pre-eminent source for
entertainment and celebrity news. Over a half a million loyal viewers tune in
nationally each night for ET Canada's in-depth celebrity profiles, breaking
news coverage, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Together with Entertainment
Tonight, this "power-hour" is the number one entertainment news authority for
Canadians. ET Canada is produced by Canwest for Global Television in
association with Paramount Domestic Television. Tamara Simoneau is Senior
Executive Producer. Visit us online at www.etcanada.com. ET Canada airs Monday
to Friday on Global Television at 7pm ET/7:30pm PT.

    enRoute, Air Canada's in-flight magazine, celebrates Canadian achievement
in film, music, design and cultural innovation. The monthly magazine has
received numerous awards including Best Travel Magazine at the 2007 North
American Travel Journalists' Association Awards. Every month enRoute profiles
the student films being showcased inflight.

    Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air
transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 33 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the
world's most comprehensive air transportation network.




For further information:

For further information: Marsha Mowers, Vision/Co, (416) 341-2474, x270,
marsham@visioncompanies.com; Isabelle Arthur, Manager Media Relations, Quebec
and Eastern Canada Communications, Air Canada, (514) 422-5788,
isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca


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