CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival and TELUS launch new Mobile Film Festival

    SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival offers producers unique chance to

    TORONTO, June 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film
Festival and TELUS announced today the launch of the SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile
Movie Festival at and future availability of content to
TELUS wireless, ADSL and TELUS TV Video-On-Demand clients.
    Presented by TELUS, the SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival is an
exciting new initiative of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival where film
lovers can experience mobile movies anytime or anyplace. In addition,
SHORTSNONSTOP will offer filmmakers the unique opportunity to showcase their
work and a chance to win one of six $1000 CDN cash prizes.
    "TELUS is always looking for innovative content that will entertain our
clients. By bringing them exclusive content from the SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile
Movie Festival, they will have access to cutting-edge movies from talented
emerging filmmakers from around the world," said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS
senior vice-president of products and services. "TELUS is excited to support
the festival and to help foster emerging artistic talent. We are also excited
that this unique content will provide an excellent complement to our video
catalogue within the SPARK line-up of mobile entertainment services, as well
as our ADSL Internet and TELUS TV Video-On-Demand services."
    Slawko Klymkiw, Executive Director, CFC, said, "We thank TELUS for their
outstanding support of the Canadian Film Centre. TELUS is a valued
collaborator who has consistently demonstrated a solid commitment to fostering
talent. Their involvement in the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival's mobile
festival SHORTSNONSTOP is yet another example of this dedication."
    Six times a year, ten finalists will be selected by an esteemed jury
comprised of industry professionals, filmmakers and festival programmers, and
one lucky filmmaker will be awarded a cash prize of $1000 CDN. The top ten
best mobile shorts (one to three minutes long) will be available to TELUS
wireless, ADSL and TELUS TV Video-On-Demand clients for download in the
future, and showcased at the 2008 WSFF.
    Last month the CFC announced that TELUS had signed a five year commitment
to the Worldwide Short Film Festival as presenting sponsor. TELUS has been a
supporter of the Canadian Film Centre, Canada's leading institution for
advanced training in film, television and new media, through such programs as
the TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program and the TELUS Innovation
    Now in its 13th year, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival is the
leading venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America
and is one of the premier short film festivals in the world. Taking place from
June 12th to 17th, 2007, the WSFF will present 265 films from more than 30
countries. Each 90 minute screening features a selection of themed shorts that
showcase the most innovative films being made today. A competitive festival,
the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival represents the finest short films from
Canada and around the world, featuring an industry marketplace and symposium.
    The SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival is being hosted and managed by
iThentic, an online and mobile video content company dedicated to bringing the
best in independently produced video to the web and wireless platforms.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.8 billion of annual revenue and 10.8 million
customer connections including 5.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please

    About CFC

    CFC is Canada's largest institution for advanced training in film,
television and new media. A leader in the rapidly changing entertainment
landscape, the CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse
talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities for
top creative content leaders from coast to coast. The CFC makes a significant
cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country's most
creative ideas and voices in film, television and new media to the world. For
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For further information:

For further information: Julie Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416)
684-6817,; Tamara MacKeigan, Communications Manager,
Canadian Film Centre, (416) 445-1446 ext. 304,

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