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November 23, 2010 16:26 ET

FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATING ECO-HEROISM ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Onestop Media and Art For Commuters announce 2nd Annual Everyday Heroes Film Festival’s call for submissions details

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2010) - Following its debut success in 2009, co-producers of the Everyday Heroes Film Festival, Onestop Media and Art For Commuters have partnered up once again with Earth Day Canada to help raise awareness and celebrate the important acts of eco-heroism happening every day, all across Canada. The competition challenges film makers, young and old, established and aspiring, to tell the story of every day environmental heroes through 60-second silent films and videos.

"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."

Filmmakers selected as finalists by the new 2011 jury will have their films screened to over one million daily commuters on hundreds of Onestop's digital screens in the Toronto Transit Commission for 10 days, April 15 - 24 2010. All official selections will also be accessible for viewing, voting, sharing and more on the new Everyday Heroes Festival website: http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com/

"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.

The festival submission deadline is March 1, 2011. 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.

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: About Earth Day Canada
Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment. In 2004 it was recognized as the top environmental education organization in North America, for its innovative year-round programs and educational resources, by the Washington-based North American Association for Environmental Education, the world's largest association of environmental educators. In 2008 it was chosen as Canada’s “Outstanding Non-profit Organization” by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. EDC regularly partners with thousands of organizations in all parts of Canada. www.earthday.ca

About Art for Commuters (A4C)
Art for Commuters is a non-profit arts collective that initiates unique, thought-provoking projects in the public realm. As Onestop Media Group’s community arts programming partner, they bring urban art festivals and exhibitions to over 1 million people daily on the Onestop network of screens throughout the TTC subway system. Projects include: Contacting Toronto (part of CONTACT), Everyday Heros Film Festeival, The Toronto Urban Film Festival, and DRIFT (part of Nuit Blanche). Art for Commuters was founded in 2007 by Sharon Switzer. For more information visit: www.art4commuters.com

About Onestop Media Group
Onestop Media Group is a world leader in the development, operation and innovation of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media. Onestop owns and operates Canada’s largest portfolio of DOOH properties, collectively reaching a Canadian audience of over 2,000,000 viewers daily. Onestop is constantly expanding its DOOH portfolio through qualified new partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic acquisitions. For more information on Onestop’s National portfolio of DOOH Networks visit: www.onestopmedia.com

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