Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival - Call for entries


Winners will attend a major international film festival - $5,000 prize for Best Short Film

TORONTO, April 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is inviting Canadian film students and emerging filmmakers to enter its seventh annual enRoute short film festival. Each year, a celebrity jury selects the best short films and broadcasts them to a large international audience on Air Canada's enRoute in-flight 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, Achievement in Animation and the second annual People's Choice Award. All winners will receive an exciting new destination prize to a major international film festival courtesy of Air Canada.

Winning films are selected by an esteemed jury, which will be announced this summer. Past jury members have included Jean-Marc Vallée, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Atom Egoyan, Denis Villeneuve, Donald Sutherland, Molly Parker, Rémy Girard, Alan Cumming and Don Carmody, among many others.

Selected films will be broadcast on Air Canada's personal seatback entertainment system and 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. Additional screenings will take place in Vancouver and Montreal showcasing the selected films.

To download an entry form and view full contest rules and regulations, please visit Submissions will be accepted until Friday, May 31.


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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.

About Air Canada:
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 175 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 59 Canadian cities, 51 destinations in the United States and 67 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,329 destinations in 194 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.

Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2012, Air Canada was ranked for a third consecutive year "Best International Airline in North America" in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by Skytrax.  According to the 2012 Canadian Business Travel Survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, Air Canada was the preferred airline for more than 79 percent of frequent business travellers in Canada.  In 2012, readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best Airline in North America," the readers of Business Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best In-Flight Services in North America," and the readers of Premier Traveler voted Air Canada "Best North American Airline for Business Class Service," "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best Flight Attendants in North America." For more information on Air Canada visit and follow @AirCanada on Twitter and Facebook.



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Isabelle Arthur, Manager - Media Relations and Air Canada Foundation, at or 514.422.5788