Do you think you have what it takes to be the next great Canadian filmmaker? The ninth annual Air Canada enRoute Film Festival has opened their submission until May 31, 2015 and are looking for talent like you! This annual showcase will feature new and emerging Canadian talent who are looking to showcase their artistic vision to the world. This year’s competition included a star-studded jury, a cash prize and a chance to travel to the Berlin International Film Festival to have their film screened at the European Film Market.
Last year’s winners included:
- Director Yassmina Karajah, producers David Findlay and Jenna Hambrook, and executive producers Benjamin Houde-Hostland and Jenna Hambrook, forLight (Best Short Film and Achievement in Direction)
- Raquel Sancinetti for Cycle (Achievement in Animation)
- Russell Ratt-Brascoupe for The Hearing (Achievement in Documentary)
- Director Renaud Lessard, producers Virginie Nolan and Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr and cinematographer Alfonso Herrera Salcedo for Les enfants sauvages (Achievement in Cinematography)
- Director Michaela Kurimsky and producer Leanna Kruse for Alouette (People’s Choice)
Each submission will have the chance to win a great range of a-list prizes. 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, Achievement in Animation, Achievement in Documentary and the third annual People’s Choice Award. Achievement Award supporters include, the Directors’ Guild of Canada, William F. White International Inc., the National Film Board of Canada and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.
All Achievement Award winners will receive an all-inclusive trip to the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, courtesy of Air Canada. Winners will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their short films in Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent program, which will screen at the European Film Market.
Winning films will be broadcast on Air Canada’s enRoute In-Flight Entertainment system, viewed by millions of Air Canada customers around the world each month. Roster events to honour participants will take place throughout the country, including an inaugural industry panel and networking reception held in Calgary in May, presented by TELUS Storyhive, and later events in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.
Do you think you have what it takes? To view the full festival rules and regulations and submit your film, visit their website at www.enroutefilm.com. Submissions will be accepted until May 31, 2015.