Cineplex Entertainment supports emerging Canadian filmakers at CFC
TORONTO, February 13, 2008 – CFC (Canadian Film Centre) and Cineplex Entertainment L.P. (TSX:CGX.UN) announced today, a five-year, $1,000,000 corporate donation by Cineplex Entertainment which will play an important role in supporting emerging filmmakers in Canada. The CFC Film program will now be recognized as Cineplex Entertainment Film Program. Known within the industry for providing many talented film directors, producers, writers and editors, it is the essential ground for fostering
“Cineplex Entertainment is a long-standing corporate supporter of the CFC,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director. “Their investment in the future of our film program and
“Cineplex Entertainment is committed to seeing the Canadian Film Industry succeed,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment. “We are very pleased to continue our support of the CFC with this one million dollar donation. These funds will directly support the work of young Canadian filmmakers by providing them with great training and financial resources that will help them realize their dreams. We look forward to seeing their work on our screens across the country.”
CFC's film alumni have a proven track record for success. Boasting prominent alumni such as: Sarah Polley ('01), Andrew Currie ('97), Vincenzo Natali ('95), Steve Hoban ('92), Julia Kwan (‘01), Don McKellar ('91), Peter Wellington ('92) Christina Jennings ('91), Clement Virgo ('92), Elizabeth Yake ('94) to name just a few, CFC alumni have made an enormous impact on every aspect of Canada's media industry and continue to achieve international recognition.
Cineplex Entertainment Film Program is a five-and-a-half month complete immersion in the art and craft of dramatic filmmaking for producers, editors, writers and directors. The program maintains a balance between the artistic and commercial aspects of the filmmaking industry, while nurturing originality and fostering creative risk-taking. Filmmakers develop technical and collaborative skills, while refining and challenging their artistic expression in an intensely demanding, creative and professional environment. More than 1000 alumni have graduated from CFC and gone on to create award-winning and entertaining work that has contributed to the industry.
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