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Promoting Creative Arts and Protecting Intellectual Property
Promoting Creative Arts
When the film industry succeeds, everyone benefits. It allows movie studios to take a chance on the more risky movies, the emerging screenwriters, and the unknown actors. It enables them to bring big budget productions to cities around the world, pour money into local economies and create good jobs in our communities. Last year alone, the total volume of film and television production in this country reached $5.89 billion and, in turn, generated over 132,000 full-time equivalent jobs. The impact is clear: more jobs, more entertainment choices, and more opportunities for the creative professions.
The ability of the motion picture and television industry to continue to deliver content to consumers in new and innovative ways is dependent upon our ability to protect our content. We believe in protecting the rights of the creative artists who write, direct, produce and star in the entertainment that billions of people across the globe have come to enjoy. To that end, we support new technologies and innovative approaches that create greater consumer choice for how, when and where content can be accessed legally at a variety of price points consumers want.
THE REEL CHALLENGE
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) proudly announces the winners of The REEL Challenge Contest – Take 4.
The 4th edition of The REEL Challenge, Celebrating the Movie and Television Industry at Work: Behind the Scenes, showcased the importance of promoting and protecting the dynamic production industry in Canada, which in 2012 supported the livelihoods of over 130,000 artists, creators and workers. Aspiring filmmakers were given the opportunity to share this very important message and showcase their talents by creating a 60 second comedic or animated short.
This year’s contest awarded prizes of $7,500 for Best Comedic Short and $7,500 for Best Animated Short.
The two winning entries are available to watch at www.thereelchallenge.ca.
BEST COMEDIC SHORT – James Cadelli of Enbrun, ON, for his original short film, “HANDS”
|FIRST PLACE - It's My Right (written and directed by Denis Seguin)|
|SECOND PLACE - Respect the C (written and directed by Nick Kalish)|
|THIRD PLACE - Respect the Original (written and directed by Spencer Maybee)|