Stop by the Vancity Theatre for a free film screening at the 2015 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. Hosted by eTalk’s Liz Trinnear, the night will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by an 8:00pm screening of 20 selected shorts from Canada’s brightest young filmmakers. Make sure to arrive early, as space is limited!
When: Thursday July 23rd, 2015
Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St
Time: Cocktail reception: 6:30pm
Price: No cost.
2015 jury includes Tatiana Maslany, Catherine O’Hara,
François Girard and more
The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival announced it will showcase emerging Canadian short film talent on Air Canada flights around the world from August 1 to December 31, 2015. All 20 selected shorts will be announced at a free public screening and cocktail at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) in downtown Vancouver on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by eTalk’s Liz Trinnear.
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 and run until October 31st.
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.
All of the films will compete to win prizes for Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and Achievement in Documentary.
This year’s jury, led by Tatiana Maslany (actress) includes (alphabetical order):
- Albert Shin (director)
- Catherine O’Hara (actress)
- François Girard (director)
- John Galway (President of Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund)
- Julie Roy (Executive Producer at the NFB’s French Animation Studio)
- Ron Mann (director)
- Ruba Nadda (director)
- Sophie Desmarais (actress)
- Yassmina Karajah (director and winner of Best Short Film at the 2014 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival)
Free public screenings will be held in Montreal on Monday November 2, 2015 and in Toronto on Wednesday, November 4. Following the Toronto screening, prizes will be presented at an invitation-only awards celebration.
For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit www.enroutefilm.com.
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About Air Canada’s enRoute In-Flight Entertainment:
Air Canada’s enRoute In-flight Entertainment offers over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment available free of charge at the touch of a finger. Its gate-to-gate in-flight entertainment programming features up to 150 movies in all genres, including the latest Hollywood and independent titles produced locally and internationally in more than 20 languages, up to 200 TV shows including the most popular TV series, interesting documentaries and our very own ACTV channel, over 100 albums and playlists in all musical genres and entertaining and informative audio books and podcasts. Air Canada’s enRoute In-Flight Entertainment is programmed by Spafax, one of the world’s leading custom publishers and providers of in-flight media, with offices in fourteen cities around the world. Spafax is a part of the specialist communications division of WPP. http://enroute.aircanada.com/
About Air Canada: Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 190 destinations on five continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2014 served more than 38 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 Canadian cities, 52 destinations in the United States and 78 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,321 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada rewards its most loyal customers through its top tier recognition program, Altitude, that offers frequent flyers a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class, complementing their membership in Aeroplan, Canada’s premier loyalty program, which provides numerous ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 travel and retail partners.
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