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YoungCuts Film Festival 2007
The 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival
We screened 100 top films from Friday, August 17th to Thursday, August 23rd at Cinema du Parc, 3575 av. du Parc. See the 2007 Young Cuts Film Festival Schedule.
The 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival was a great success. We are already making plans for 2008. We are also working at getting some of the 2007 Film Festival on-line to give those who missed the festival a taste.
During the 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival, High Fidelity HDTV CEO Ken Murphy announced an exciting High Fidelity HDTV Project with YoungCuts to create programming for prime time slots at HiFi's EquatorHD channel.
Avid Youngcuts Awards Evening
Avid Technology, Inc. sponsored this great evening on Saturday August 18 at the Club Sportif MAA. Lalaine, recording artist and star of the hit series, Lizzy McGuire, joined us to recognize festival nominees and award $25,000 in Avid Express Pro software. Camille and the Musical Cherries was chosen as Best Festival Film. Complete list of YoungCuts 2007 Award Winners and Nominees. Thanks Avid!
High Fidelity HDTV Opening Gala Kicked Off the 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival
The 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival kicked off in style with the High Fidelity HDTV Opening Gala on Thursday, August 16th Cavalli Restaurant in beautiful downtown Montreal. Master of Ceremonies Robert Guy Scully led the celebrations. YoungCuts produced and premiered a short film in support of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada especially for the evening. The film was designed to help the charity build awareness of colorectal cancer. We also raised more than $5,000 to help support this important cause.
High Fidelity HDTV CEO Ken Murphy announced an exciting High Fidelity HDTV Project with YoungCuts to create programming for prime time slots at HiFi's EquatorHD channel
The NIGHTLIFE Magazine/YoungCuts People’s Choice Award: Five Short Film Finalists
Montreal, Wednesday August 1st 2007 – NIGHTLIFE Magazine, in partnership with the YoungCuts Film Festival, invited the public to vote for their favourite “RUDE” short film. Each voter chose between five finalists for the NIGHTLIFE Magazine/YoungCuts People’s Choice Award category as part of the 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival.
The five nominated films were: An Inconvenient Penguin Death March, produced by Breean T. Hougesen (Kingston); Past the Skin, produced by Sabreena Peters (Toronto); See Jack Die by Errol X. Lazare (Burnaby); Sunday Morning, by Mark Zanin (Ottawa); and Bleed Between The Lines, by Kevin Little (Surrey). These five films plus five other great films opened the YoungCuts Film Festival, on August 17th, 9PM at Cinema du Parc.
The winner, Errol X. Lazare for See Jack Die was announced on August 15th. He will receive professional video editing software from Avid worth approximately $2000; the film will also be showcased on NIGHTLIFE Magazine’s website for one month.
The Air Canada enRoute Student Film Festival Takes Flight!
And YoungCuts Is On Board!
This year, YoungCuts are excited to be helping Air Canada produce their very first enRoute Student Film Festival. Because we are prescreening for them, any films submitted for the YoungCuts Film Festival are automatically considered for the enRoute Student Film Festival (and vice versa.)
You can learn more about the En Route Student Film Festival here: http://www.enroutemag.com/film/
For those interested in submitting to this festival note that the application deadline is July 30th, but films will be shown in-flight starting in July so the earlier that you submit your film, the greater your chances of being shown.
The first batch of films to be shown in-flight are:
Pink Ghosts by Christopher Rohde
Who Wants To Be An Amerikan by Aaron Beckum
Good Night, Sleep Tight by Laurynas Navidauskas
Nancy Loves Miss Brown by Jane Meikle
Pink Ghosts, Who Wants To Be An Amerikan, and Good Night, Sleep Tight will all be shown during the 2007 YoungCuts Film Festival.(Sadly, while Jane Meikle is young at heart, she is ineligible for the Young Cuts Film Festival.) Congratulations to all these film makers.