Sunday, April 24, 2011

EnRoute Film Festival Call for Entries - Open to May 31

From a media release - I checked it out last year and was amazed at the talent on display - and so will you this summer if you fly Air Canada:

Call for entries – Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival 2011

Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, May 31.


Winners will attend Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France
& $5,000 prize for Best Short Film


Toronto, ON – Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival today announced it is inviting Canadian film students and emerging filmmakers to enter its fifth annual short film festival. Each year, a jury selects the best short films and broadcasts them to a large international audience on Air Canada's inflight entertainment system.

The winner of Best Short Film will receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of presenting sponsor Cineplex Entertainment. Other awards include Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, and Achievement in Animation. All award winners will receive an exciting new destination prize to Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. (Pictured: Winner of the 2010 enRoute Film Festival, Adam Shamash for La Khaima: The Tent of Mile-End.)

Past jury members have included Jason Priestly, Denis Villeneuve, Donald Sutherland, Alan Cumming, Dan Aykroyd and Rémy Girard, among many others. This year's jury will be announced this summer.

Selected films will be broadcast on Air Canada’s personal seatback entertainment system on the Canadian Movies channel viewed by millions of Air Canada customers around the world. A free public screening and awards celebration will be held in Toronto at the end of the year to honour the winners.

Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, May 31.
Website: www.enroutefilm.com
Twitter: @enRouteOnline and @AirCanada


About Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine:

Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine is published by Spafax, one of the world’s leading custom publishers and providers of in-flight media, with offices in eight cities around the world. Spafax is a part of the specialist communications division of WPP.

1 comment:

  1. Culture Unplugged Studios has now begun to organize the next film festival, ‘Spirit Enlightened’, which aspires to trace the spirit that has led the humanity through centuries & civilizations and is in the making of our future. The festival hopes to explore with you, ‘That’ which envelops to infuse & evolve the individual as well as collective being, expands our vision of time as well as place, enlivens our hearts, and enlightens our species to transcend the present state of being for the mystical new – the next state of supramental self. Lets observe & feel this divine/enlightened spirit in the moment of its performance, in the midst of humanity now and forever, through film-media.

    CRITERIA:

    1) Films on : Evolution of Consciousness; New Spirituality; Culture of Religion; Present Evolutionary Impulse; Emergent Scientific Perception; Vision/Ideas on New Being - Feminine, Masculine, Superhuman; Transcendent & Transformative Practices; Transpersonal/Gnostic Perception & Action; Integral Philosophies & Wisdom, Intimate Spiritual Experiences & Expressions; The New Pursuit - Love; The Powers - Within & In Cosmos; Enlightened Leaders, Systems & Designs.

    2) Any form : films of any length (shorts and features)

    3) Film projects which are open to non-exclusive distribution (online and/or broadcast worldwide).

    4) Films which are in English or suitably sub-titled in English (films originally produced in regional languages are welcome). Multiple submissions welcome.

    5) Entries for selection are required to be sent in DVD format only. Unfortunately, the festival will not be able to return the submitted DVDs. To facilitate customs procedures, the entry package from overseas should be labeled "Only for cultural purpose, no commercial value."

    6) For festival participation, films must fit the festival theme and criteria.

    7) All winning films are showcased under "Previous Winners" section of the site. A winning film can be removed after a minimum of two years since the date of winning, upon request. As the festival is bound to follow international fund transfer formalities, all requested documents for reward remittance clearance will need to be furnished by all winning films.

    SUBMIT BY: October 31, 2011

    SUBMISSION PROCESS:
    For more details please visit: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/festival/submit.php

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