ACCT to Continue AV Trust's Efforts to Preserve and Promote Canada's Film and
Television Heritage

TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce that it will continue the film and television-related programming of the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust, including the Astral Restoration Program. Dedicated to protecting and promoting Canada's audiovisual heritage, the AV Trust was founded in 1996. No longer able to carry out its activities as a result of recent funding cuts, the Trust folded in the fall of 2009.

"As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, it is particularly fitting that we have been provided this unique opportunity to broaden the scope of our work to include the restoration and preservation of Canadian film and television," says Sara Morton, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. "Understanding and honouring our artistic heritage enhances our appreciation for the works we recognize annually through our Awards shows. We are proud to continue the efforts of the AV Trust and look forward to preserving and promoting our country's rich and dynamic film and television history."

The Academy will work with many of the Trust's founding partners including Telefilm Canada, the NFB, and Library and Archives Canada. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT):

Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film and television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.


For further information: For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Ph: (416) 366-2227 ext. 238, E-mail:; Deborah Wilson, Vice-President, Communications, Astral Television Networks, Ph: (416) 956-8558, E-mail:; Isabelle Vigneault, Communications Advisor, Library and Archives Canada, Ph: (819) 934-7530, E-mail:; Melissa Than, Publicist, National Film Board of Canada, Ph: (416) 952-8960, E-mail:; Eva Hartling, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Telefilm Canada, Ph: (514) 283-0838 ext. 2090, E-mail:

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