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ONESTOP Media Group

February 15, 2011 16:58 ET

EVERYDAY HEROES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

Film Festival celebrating local acts of eco-heroism across Canada in its final weeks of accepting submissions.

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2011) - Following its debut success in 2009, the Everyday Heroes Festival returns to help raise awareness and celebrate small acts of eco-heroism happening every day, all across Canada. The competition challenges filmmakers, young and old, established and aspiring, to tell the story of every day environmental heroes through 60-second silent films and videos.

The festival submission deadline is March 1, 2011. Films selected by the jury will be screened across Canada in Ivanhoe Cambridge Shopping Centers, and throughout the Toronto Transit Commission subway system on hundreds of Onestop Media Group's digital displays, reaching a combined audience of over 2 million people daily. The festival runs for 10 days in April during Earth Week. All official selections will also be accessible for viewing, voting, sharing and more on the new Everyday Heroes Festival website: http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com/

"Film has always been one of the most effective ways to tell a story," says Jed Goldberg, President of Earth Day Canada. "We are thrilled that Canadians from all parts of the country, and all walks of life, will be able to use it to share best practices and celebrate the importance of environmental action in their communities."

Selected films will have a chance to win awards in one of four categories: Activism; Education; Conservation; Great Ideas. The prize for Best in each category is a Panasonic Full HD HDD/SD Hybrid Camcorder. Plus, the film with the most online votes will win our Viewer's Choice Award, and an Apple 13" MacBook Pro Laptop Computer. Prizes sponsored by Aeroplan.

"With last year's festival winner being only 10 years old, we are expecting the unexpected from film makers of all ages excited to share their local eco-heroes with the world," says Sharon Switzer, Everyday Heroes Film Festival Director.

Submission is free, and open to anyone living in Canada. For technical specs and submission details visits the website: http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com/
/For further information: For more information, contact:
Erin Fulton, Onestop Media Group (www.onestopmedia.com)
Tel: 416-646-7912 || E-mail: efulton@onestopmedia.com
/ IN: EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Erin Fulton, Director of Communications, Onestop Media group
    Primary Phone: 416-646-7912
    Secondary Phone: 416-409-8394
    E-mail: efulton@onestopmedia.com