New film festival offers $100,000 for top film entry
TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - LG Electronics, a leader and technology
innovator in home electronics, has announced the inaugural LG Life's Good
FilmFest (LGfilmfest.com), a HD short film festival open to budding movie
makers of all skill sets and abilities. LG Electronics Canada officially
unveiled the program today at a launch event in Toronto by enlisting the
support of Hollywood superstar Jamie Foxx. The award-winning actor appeared at
the event to discuss his own experiences breaking into show business and help
preview the festival for prospective filmmakers and the news media.
"There really is no other film festival like the LG Life's Good
FilmFest," says Tim Barnes, marketing director, LG Electronics Canada. "The
concept is simple: an engaging HD short film festival with no entry fee and
the chance to win incredible cash prizes. We're absolutely thrilled that Jamie
could join us to help launch the festival, as his amazing work in film, comedy
and music really exemplifies the spirit and talent the FilmFest will no doubt
Aspiring film makers from around the world can submit their LG Life's
Good FilmFest HD films into one of four categories: Animation, Fashion &
Music, Sports and Narrative. Each HD entry must be no longer than five minutes
in length and express a positive, uplifting message that conveys the notion
that "Life's Good." There will be four prizes awarded. Three of the four
category winners will receive $10,000 Canadian in prize money. The fourth
category winner, who is chosen as the overall winner, will receive the grand
prize of $100,000 Canadian in prize money.
The entry deadline is 5 pm Eastern Standard Time, Oct. 16, 2009. Each
submission will be judged and winners are to be announced in January 2010.
The LG Life's Good FilmFest was inspired, in part, by LG's new series of
HDTVs. Featuring a sleek design and blur-free picture quality, courtesy of
LG's exclusive TruMotion 240Hz technology, LG's HDTV models such as the new
SL80 are an ideal combination of form and function.
"An HD FilmFest is the perfect vehicle to help launch our new series of
HDTVs with their seamless design and superior HD performance," says Barnes.
"Whether you're watching HD shorts or the latest Jamie Foxx blockbuster, LG
HDTVs are the best choice for a prime viewing experience for film lovers
around the globe."
For full contest rules and more information about LG Life's Good
FilmFest, please visit LGfilmfest.com.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in
electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000
employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide
revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of four business
units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Business
Solutions and has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG 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 home appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.ca.
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