Blaze a trail to The 2016 Eddies Short Film Festival: Tickets on sale now and judges announced

CALGARY, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The countdown to the 2016 Eddies Short Film Festival is on! On June 4th, at Calgary's Theatre Junction Grand, 3 Canadian film makers will walk away with cash prizing among the highest payouts in North America for a short film, plus the coveted Eddies award. Not to mention, with the freshest craft beer and cider on ice for the event, it's going to be one heck of a party!

This year marks the 23rd year that Big Rock Brewery has hosted the Eddies, and it will be the 2nd year the brewery is focusing on short films. Big Rock continues to partner with Calgary Underground Film Festival and Calgary International Film Festival to promote the event and show the winning shorts at their respective festivals. Funds raised will be going back to support the Canadian film community via honorariums to CIFF and CUFF.

2016 Eddies Judges:

  • Brenda Lieberman: Calgary Underground Film Festival, Festival Director
  • Steve Schroeder: Calgary International Film Festival, Executive Director
  • Mike Morrison: Mike's Bloggity Blog, Canadian entertainment blogger.
  • Chad Oakes: Emmy Award winning Calgary Producer, Nomadic Pictures. Hell on Wheels, Fargo, currently shooting Van Helsing in Vancouver.
  • Jamie M. Dagg: Canadian Director, Writer, Feature film "River" debuted in 2015 at Toronto International Film Festival and Whistler Film Festival.

The Challenge: A nod to Big Rock founder Ed McNally, this year's submissions will be sharing their interpretation of "Trailblazer". No product (beer) placement is necessary, and all shorts can be no longer than 5 minutes.

$10,000 1st place, $5000 2nd place, $2500 3rd place

For tickets to the festival and to view the trailer for The 2016 Eddies follow the link below:

About Big Rock Brewery Inc.
Big Rock produces premium, all-natural craft beers. As one of Canada's founding craft brewers with over 30 years of brewing experience, Big Rock has a family of exceptional ales and lagers, Rock Creek Cider® series of ciders, and an ongoing selection of seasonal beers. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Big Rock Brewery Inc. also has a local brewery in Vancouver, British Columbia, and opening this June -  a brewery in Etobicoke, Ontario.

SOURCE Big Rock Brewery Inc.

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