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enRoute Film Festival Showcase & Jury Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 22, 2010

Air Canada’s enRoute Film Festival announces 2010 jury

Canadian short films showcased in-flight

Toronto, ON– 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 to November. All 12 selected shorts
will compete for awards for Best Short Film, and Achievement in Direction, Cinematography and Animation.

Millions of Air Canada passengers will be able to view the selected short films on their personal entertainment system with 8.9-inch wide digital in-seat monitors and touch-screen controls offering hours of audio and video-on-demand programming at every seat.

Once again, a star-studded jury will select the winners, each of whom will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Whistler Film Festival courtesy of Air Canada. The grand prize winner will also receive $5,000 courtesy of presenting sponsor Cineplex.

This year’s jurors include:
  • Alan Cumming, actor/director
  • Carlo Rota, actor
  • Denis Villeneuve, director
  • Jason Priestley, actor/director
  • Jeremy Podeswa, director
  • Kari Skogland, director
  • Sheila McCarthy, actor
A FREE public screening will take place at Toronto’s Scotiabank Theatre on Wednesday, October 13, followed by an awards celebration at The Drake Hotel.  

About Air Canada enRoute Magazine: Air Canada enRoute Magazineis 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.

About Air Canada: Air Canada was named Best Airline North America in a worldwide survey of more than 17 million air travelers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax for their 2010 World Airline Awards.

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