Air Canada's Enroute Film Festival will be launched later this month at a free public screening and after-party in Vancouver (July 29 7:30 p.m. PT at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street.) The event and competition, produced by the airline and its eponymous in-flight magazine enRoute, gives a preview of 16 selected short films that Air Canada passengers will be able to watch between August 1 and December 31 on their seatback in-flight entertainment systems as well as online at enroutefilmcom.
The winners will be chosen from the shortlist of 16 in November by a jury headed by noted filmmaker Don McKellar and the winners of the People's Choice Awards will be voted online by Air Canada passengers.
The films will compete to win prizes for Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and, new this year, Achievement in Documentary. Winners will each receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film will also receive $5,000 courtesy of presenting sponsor Cineplex.
Free public screenings will be held in Montreal at Centre Phi (407 Rue Saint Pierre) on November 3, 2014 and Toronto on Wednesday, November 5 at the Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street W). Following the Toronto screening, prizes will be presented at an invitation-only awards celebration at 2nd Floor Events.