CALGARY, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Calgary International Film Festival's (CIFF) red carpet will be the place to star-gaze on Thursday night as award-winning Canadian director Deepa Mehta, Hollywood heartthrob Jason Priestly, award winning country music singer George Canyon and more walk the red carpet for CIFF's Gala Opening for the western Canadian premiere of Midnight's Children. The film is directed by Canada's own Deepa Mehta and based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie.
Hosted by the Honourable Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Alberta Culture, CIFF's opening night promises to offer a mix of stars of film and television, federal, provincial and municipal politicians, Alberta's business leaders and even an Olympic medallist or two!
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THE RED CARPET.
PLEASE RSVP IN ADVANCE FOR ACCREDITATION.
|What:||CIFF's Red Carpet for the Opening Night Gala for Midnight's Children|
|| Calgary's Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - North Entrance
1415 - 14th Avenue NW
|When:||Doors open at 6:00. Red Carpet begins at 6:30 pm.|
- Deepa Mehta, Director, Midnight's Children (@iamdeepamehta)
- Jason Priestly, actor and director, (@jason_priestly)
- George Canyon, Juno and CCMA award winning singer (@georgecanyon)
- Graham Wardle - "Ty" on television's Heartland (@graham714)
- Michelle Morgan "Lou" on television's Heartland
- Duncan Ollerenshaw - "Mr. Toole" on television's Hell on Wheels
- The Honourable Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Alberta Culture (@heatherklimchuk)
- And many more...
www.calgaryfilm.com, @calgaryfilm, #CIFF2012
SOURCE: TELEFILM CANADA
For more information and to request accreditation, please contact:
Marnie Wilson, Calgary International Film Festival
t: 604-685-5575, c: 604-836-2409
Susan Smith, Bluesky Strategy Group
t: 613-241-3512 x 221 c: 613-371-0624
Codie Taylor, Bluesky Strategy Group
t: 613-241-3512 ext. 228, c: 613-668-4807