Announcing the Toronto Film Race 2007

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - On Saturday, July 7th, hundreds of Toronto
filmmakers will compete to create an original short film in just 12 hours,
from noon to midnight. They will be taking part in the first Toronto Film
Race, part of the nationwide Film Racing Tour, which will visit more than 10
cities in 2007.
    At exactly 11:59AM on July 7th, filmmakers will be assigned a theme for
their film. Past examples of themes include revenge, bad advice and spare
change. The teams must write, shoot and edit an original short film, no longer
than 4 minutes and submit their films 12 hours later by the midnight deadline.
All completed films will premiere for the public a few days later at a local
theater. The top films from the Toronto Film Race will compete for thousands
in cash and prizes, against top films from each of the cities on the 2007 Film
Racing Tour.
    The Film Racing Tour is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness,
LLC, an organization that has been holding unique film-centric competitions
since 2002. NYC Midnight is dedicated to creating events that challenge and
inspire creative minds, with a continual focus on introducing a new wave of
talented storytellers to the world of independent filmmaking. "Film Racing is
improv for filmmakers," says competition director, Charlie Weisman. "With
digital technology, creative minds, and a little inspiration, anything is
possible...even with only 12 hours to work. The Film Racing Tour is our most
challenging event to date and we are very excited to see the films that come
out of Toronto."

    The 2007 Film Racing Tour recently wrapped up competitions in Boston, New
York, Miami and Minneapolis, and will be visiting additional cities including
Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco,
and Toronto. Sponsors of the Film Racing Tour include Writers Boot Camp,
OurStage, Avid, Toon Boom, Friendster, Final Draft, and Jungle Software. The
entry fee is $75 US per team and space is limited in each city. Visit the
official competition website at to register, learn more and
watch winning films from past events.

For further information:

For further information: Julie Meehan, Instigator Communications, PH:
(416) 993-3985, EM:

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