The Canadian Isolation Short Film Festival Continues to Expand through their Latest Partnership with Cineplex To Provide a Creative Outlet To Canadians In Support of the Arts
The Canadian Isolation Short Film Festival is pleased to announce its expansion through a recent partnership with Cineplex, one of Canada’s leading entertainment and media companies. The festival, created by Mann Casting and supported by ACTRA Toronto, eBOSS and Stay At Home Heroes was created to provide a creative outlet showcasing Canadians’ experience with isolation through film during the pandemic.
The inaugural festival officially kicked off on April 16th, 2020, and to-date has received an overwhelming response from Canadians coast-to-coast. In just a few short weeks, the festival has received hundreds of submissions.
The festival invites any Canadian citizen to shoot a short film (3 minutes maximum) and submit it by May 11th, 2020. The entries will then go to a panel of esteemed judges who will choose a winner, which will be announced at a live-streamed awards gala event on May 23rd, 2020.
“I am incredibly blown away by the number of submissions we received, but more importantly the high quality and creativity of the films have completely exceeded all of my expectations.” Said Steven Mann, Founder of The Canadian Isolation Short Film Festival and Casting Director and Founder of Mann Casting. “I am thrilled that Cineplex has chosen to come on board as our partner to help us further expand and support the festival.” He added.
“We’re proud to partner with the Canadian Isolation Short Film Festival to support Canada’s film industry and its filmmakers. During this time, Cineplex is encouraging movie-lovers to #StayHomeEatPopcorn and this fun and creative festival is another great way for Canadians to remain entertained,” said Michael Kennedy, Executive VP Filmed Entertainment, Cineplex. “As Canada’s largest film exhibitor, we love that this festival includes creators from across our country and I can’t wait to see the winning submissions.”
The Isolation Short Film Festival has already collected hundreds of submissions to-date and looks forward to more. Let us see through your lens! For more information, or to submit your short film visit: www.isolationshortfilmfest.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram