Toronto Student Film Festival celebrates student achievements

    Entry deadline March 31

    TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ - Toronto Student Film Festival organizers
announced today that it is now taking film submissions and tickets are now on
sale. High school students are invited to enter short films, at no charge,
between now - March 31, 2008.
    The TSFF is focused on youth achievement in media arts. Since its
inception in 2006, this prestigious festival has received hundreds of
submissions from Canada and around the world, giving students a voice to tell
their stories. Open to youth 21 & under, the festival features short films
across a range of genres from documentary, drama, animation, comedy, etc. Full
details are available at
    Prizes include a 4 day CTV "internship," $1,500 tuition to a New York
Film Academy Digital Filmmaking Workshop, numerous cash awards, on-line
feature on the "CitizenShift" web site, Canada's own on-line media community
for social change - plus other film-related prizes.
    For 2008, the festival will be on one night only - Saturday, April 26.
The top 25 films will again be featured in the NOMINEE SHOWCASE, and these
winners will all receive personalized certificates of recognition.
Specially-crafted TSFF acrylic awards will be given for achievement in:
overall film excellence (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), editing, direction,
screenplay, and best documentary. In addition, the top film with a message of
"social significance" will receive the "CitizenShift Film with Impact" award.
There is also a new category for the Best Film Made with a Cell Phone, giving
even inexperienced filmmakers a chance to show their creativity!
Festival-goers can choose their favourite with the People's Choice Award.
    The festival runs from 6 - 10 p.m. on April 26, 2008 in Toronto at
Crescent School's Center for Creative Learning (2365 Bayview Ave. at Lawrence
Ave.), featuring a state of the art theatre. Parking is free. Festival tickets
are only $7.50 each and can be purchased either on-line or by mail/fax with
the on-line order form.

    TSFF premiered in Spring, 2006, playing to sell-out crowds and gaining
widespread support from the film and educational communities. Some of Canada's
leading arts organizations are involved, including CTV, CitizenShift/National
Film Board, the Worldwide Short Film festival (Canadian Film Centre), and the
New York Film Academy. Scotiabank is the lead sponsor.

For further information:

For further information: Pat Macdonald, (416) 420-8334,

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