ONESTOP Media Group

ONESTOP Media Group

December 13, 2007 09:24 ET

ONESTOP and Art For Commuters Reveal Competition for Student Shorts

Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters announce a month-long program of Student Shorts “Greening Toronto: ideas for a living city”

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2007) - ONESTOP Media Group (OMG) and Art for Commuters (A4C) announce "Greening Toronto: ideas for a living city", a Student Shorts competition that challenges post-secondary students in the Toronto area to take a green leap forward and imagine what it might be like to live in an ecologically sustainable metropolis.

The Student Shorts series producers are looking for silent 1-minute films, videos and animations that take a creative peek into the future of Toronto. Submission deadline is January 15, 2008. Selected videos will be featured on ONESTOP's Student Shorts series, screening regularly on the subway platforms of the TTC during the month of February to an audience of 100,000 people daily. Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place videos will be announced at the end of the month.

Sharon Switzer, Art for Commuters Director says, "We want to see green visions, hopes and dreams for the city. Healthy, vibrant cities are only possible if people are engaged in transforming their urban communities into places where they want to live. You don't have to be a scientist or a specialist to imagine the possibilities. Have fun, be bold, go crazy - for 60 seconds."

"We are thrilled to see our community leveraging the ONESTOP network as a socially responsible community voice. Developing and maintaining the demand for arts and cultural programming on the TTC is a priority for ONESTOP. In partnership with Art for Commuters, programs such as Student Shorts, The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), Contacting Toronto, and Words Travel Fast, will continue to share important messages with our community." says Michael Girgis, President of ONESTOP Media Group.

Submission details:
Tech specs for accepted films: 60 seconds, no audio, 30 fps, 720x480 dpi, dv-ntsc codec (or better).

TO SUBMIT mail a preview DVD to:
Student Shorts c/o
Onestop Media Group
266 King Street West, Suite 300
Toronto ON M5V 1H8

A printed page with the following information must accompany the preview DVD:
* Your name and title (Director, Animator, etc)
* Name and title of a collaborator, if applicable
* Film title
* Email
* Website, if applicable
* Phone number
* Educational institution
* Present area of study
* Present year of study
/For further information:
Sharon Switzer, Director - Art For Commuters
(P) 647-998-8132 (E)

Art for Commuters, the same team that produces The Toronto Urban Film Festival, Words Travel Fast, and Contacting Toronto is organizing this program of Student Shorts on the Onestop Network of over 190 screens on the TTC. Check out our website for upcoming deadlines, and for more information on this and other programs.

ONESTOP Media Group is a turn-key Out-of-Home Digital network operator. ONESTOP's expertise in the retail, hospitality, and transit industries is recognized by clients such as, Hilton Hotels, Sporting Life, National Car Rental, Toronto Transit Commission, Queen's University and The Wall Street Journal.


Contact Information

  • Erin, Communications Director, ONESTOP Media Group
    Primary Phone: 416-646-2744 ext. 45
    Secondary Phone: 416-738-9854