TextbookVideos sponsors another successful YoungCuts Film Festival
YoungCuts Film Festival President Louise Kierans thanks sponsors for key support
The YoungCuts Film Festival closed another successful year, screening its top 100 finalists and awarding prizes in 15 different categories. The YoungCuts Film Festival is North America's only international film festival whose primary purpose is to advance the careers of young filmmakers.
TextbookVideos joined major sponsors Tribute Magazine, Quebecor, High Fidelity Broadcasting and Astral Media in congratulating this year's award winners.
The Festival is an event showcasing the best emerging filmmaking talent from student film makers and non-student film makers alike. The Festival features all types of short films produced by people 25 years old and under, and was created to help launch talented young people's film and television careers, by providing exposure and recognition of their works.
YoungCuts' first festival was held in Toronto in 2001. In 2006, the Festival moved to Montreal. Interest in the Festival has grown dramatically since its inception, and the Festival is now the largest of its kind in the world. In its current format, the festival chooses the best 100 films from approximately 1,000 films that are considered. Sponsors have included Pepsi, American Airlines and Air Canada.
In addition to the broad-based participation by young North American filmmakers, actors and actresses, the Festival encourages participation from young filmmakers around the world. The 2011 edition will be held in Montreal beginning September 29, 2011. Submission and selection criteria are available at www.youngcuts.com .