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Winners announced for enRoute Film Festival

Oct. 20, 2010, Toronto - Air Canada is pleased to announce the award winners of the 2010 annual Air Canada enRoute Film Festival.


October 20, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

Best Short Film Adam Shamash for La Khaima: The Tent of Mile-End (Montreal) Achievement in Direction Adam Shamash for La Khaima: The Tent of Mile-End (Montreal) Achievement in Cinematography Shervin Kermani and Aita Jason for Sofia (Toronto) Achievement in Animation King Mugabi for Red Snow (Toronto)

"After receiving this award, I feel very honoured to have been highlighted as an emerging filmmaker from Air Canada, enRoute and renowned jury members," said Shamash. "The festival has given me an amazing platform to network and communicate my message."

Millions of Air Canada passengers around the world will be able to view the award winners 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.

Toronto's Scotiabank Theatre hosted a free public screening of all the nominated films yesterday, followed by the awards celebration at The Drake Hotel. The grand prize winner was awarded $5,000 courtesy of Cineplex Entertainment. All winners were awarded an all-inclusive trip for two to the Whistler Film Festival courtesy of Air Canada.

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Filmmakers, jury members and industry luminaries were in attendance at the exclusive event, including celebrity presenters Kari Skogland (Genie Award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, director/writer, Fifty Dead Men Walking), Carlo Rota (24), Rob Stewart (director, Sharkwater), and Kathleen Robertson (A Night For Dying Tigers, 90210).