Members include Dan Aykroyd, Noah Cowan, Wendy Crewson, Colm Feore,
Andrea Martin, Patricia Rozema, Rob Stewart and Yves Simoneau
- Selection of Short Films Now on Air Canada Flights -
MONTREAL, July 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Air Canada enRoute Student Film
Festival today announced Actors Dan Aykroyd, Wendy Crewson, Colm Feore and
Andrea Martin, Canadian Film Directors Patricia Rozema, Rob Stewart and Yves
Simoneau and Toronto International Film Festival CEO Noah Cowan have been
selected as jury members for the 2008 Festival. Since July 1, and continuing
through November, a selection of students' short films are available to three
million monthly passengers on Air Canada flights.
Throughout the screening period, the jury members will review the
selected student short films, ranking their top 4 and nominating films for
awards. The awards are divided into five categories: Best Student Film,
Achievement in Animation, Achievement in Direction, Destination Inspiration
and, new this year, the People's Choice Award.
The winner of Best Student Film receives a brand new 2009 Ford Focus
vehicle and an all-inclusive trip for two to an international film festival
courtesy of Air Canada.
This is the second year of the festival. Films are culled from hundreds
of entries from film students across the country. Air Canada passengers can
view the selected short films on the main screen televisions and individual
personal seatback entertainment systems. The films can also be viewed online
A Screening and Awards Gala will be held at the end of the year in
Toronto. For the latest updates and to vote for the Cineplex People's Choice
award, visit www.enroutefilm.com
enRoute, Air Canada's in-flight magazine, celebrates Canadian achievement
in film, music, design and cultural innovation. The monthly magazine has
received numerous awards including Best Travel Magazine at the 2007 North
American Travel Journalists' Association Awards. Every month enRoute profiles
the student films being showcased inflight.
Montreal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air
transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five
continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in
the world and serves 33 million customers annually with a fleet consisting of
335 aircraft. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the
world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
For further information:
For further information: Marsha Mowers, Vision/Co, (416) 341-2474 x270,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Isabelle Arthur, Manager Media Relations, Quebec
and Eastern Canada, Communications, Air Canada, (514) 422-5788,