Friday, July 11, 2014

Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival Finalists to be Announced at Vancouver Screening Event

2014 Jury Announced Including Don McKeller, Guy Maddin, Michael Fukushima and More
Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival today announced it will showcase emerging Canadian short film talent on Air Canada flights around the world from August 1 to December 31, 2014. All 16 selected shorts will be announced at a free public screening and after-party at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by eTalk anchor Tanya Kim.

Millions of Air Canada passengers will be able to view the selected short films on their personal seatback in-flight entertainment system and online at enRoutefilm.com. Passengers and movie lovers alike will have the chance to vote for their favourite film to win the People’s Choice Award. Voting will start in August on enRoutefilm.com.
The films will compete to win prizes for Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and, new this year, Achievement in Documentary.

Free public screenings will be held in Montreal at Centre Phi (407 Rue Saint Pierre) on November 3, 2014 and Toronto on Wednesday, November 5 at the Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street W). Following the Toronto screening, prizes will be presented at an invitation-only awards celebration at 2nd Floor Events.

Once again this year, a star-studded jury will select the winners, who will each receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film will also receive $5,000 courtesy of presenting sponsor Cineplex. The jury will have a head juror for the first time, with director Don McKellar taking the role.

This year’s jurors include (alphabetical order):
               Louise Archambault (director)
               Jennifer Baichwal (director)
               Luc Déry (producer)
               Michael Fukushima (executive producer and director, animation)
               Guy Maddin (director)
               Don McKeller (director and head juror)
       Andrew Moir (director and winner of Best Short Film at the 2013 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival)
               Gia Milani (director)
               Jennifer Podemski (actor)
               Laura Vandervoort (actor)

For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit www.enroutefilm.com.

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