Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival finalists to be announced at Vancouver screening event

Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival finalists to be announced at Vancouver 
screening event 
2013 jury announced including Wendy Crewson, Sarah Gadon, Evan Goldberg and 
MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - 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 1 to December 31, 2013. All 16 
selected shorts will be announced at a free public screening at the Scotiabank 
Theatre in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday July 31 at 7 p.m. PT 
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 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 
The films will compete to win prizes for Best Short Film, Achievement in 
Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, and Achievement in Animation. A free 
public screening of the finalist films will be heldin Toronto on Wednesday 
November 6 at the Varsity Cinema. Prizes will be presented immediately 
following the screening, at an invitation-only awards celebration at Panorama 
Bar (55 Bloor Street West). A public screening and special filmmakers' event 
will also be held at the Centre Phi in Montreal in early November. 
Once again this year, a star-studded jury will select the winners, who will 
each receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival in 
Salt Lake City, Utah, courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film 
will also receive $5,000 courtesy of presenting sponsor Cineplex. 
This year's jurors include (alphabetical order): 

    --  Suzanne Clément (actor)
    --  Enrico Colantoni (actor)
    --  Wendy Crewson (actor)
    --  Sarah Gadon (actor)
    --  Evan Goldberg (director/writer/producer)
    --  Martin Katz (producer)
    --  Michael McGowan (director/writer)
    --  Chloé Robichaud (director)

For news on the festival and film profiles, please visit

Twitter: @enroutemag and @AirCanada; #EFF2013
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About Air Canada's enRoute In Flight Entertainment:
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 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 to59 
Canadian cities, 53 destinations in the United States and67 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 1,328 destinations in195 
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 2013, Air Canada was ranked for a fourth consecutive year "Best 
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 
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SOURCE: Air Canada

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