RBC and TIFF announce winners of the
2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition
TORONTO – September 4, 2013 - RBC and the Toronto
International Film Festival today announced the winners of
the 2013 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition. The films were
reviewed by an esteemed panel of producers, directors and
executives and the winning filmmakers have been awarded the
NATIONAL WINNER: $20,000
Christoph Rainer, Vienna,
REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT - Tortured by a recurring nightmare,
an alcoholic robot has nothing left but a corrupt memory.
In order to find out what has happened, he returns to his
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: $5,000 each
Dan Popa, Montreal, Canada
TALES OF SANTA FE - A traveler shares his impressions of
a city through a photographic journey into his fragmented
Kevan Funk, Vancouver, Canada
DESTROYER - A young athlete struggles with the weight of
witnessing his fellow teammates commit an act of violence.
“These winning films demonstrate the work of unique,
emerging voices in filmmaking,” said Piers Handling,
director and CEO, TIFF. “The Emerging Filmmakers Competition
is a platform to share these voices and we are thrilled to
partner with RBC once again on this initiative.”
“We look forward to seeing how up-and-coming filmmakers
interpret, define and express the theme each year,”
said Jennifer Tory, RBC’s regional president for Greater
Toronto. “The winning films chosen this year represent
the talent and creativity that make us proud to support TIFF
and the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition.”
The RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition is part of Talent
Lab, a four-day intensive program at the Toronto International
Film Festival that offers artistic development opportunities
to a select group of emerging Canadian and international filmmakers.
Each filmmaker is provided with $500 cash to develop a one-to-five
minute short film for the competition.
About RBC and the Arts
RBC supports a wide-range of grassroots and local initiatives
that contribute to the cultural fabric of our communities.
Through the RBC Emerging Artist Project, RBC provides opportunities
for up-and-coming artists through programs such as the RBC
Canadian Painting Competition and the RBC Emerging Filmmakers
Competition. In 2012, RBC contributed more than $95 million
to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments
of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.
For more information, please visit rbc.com.
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is
to transform the way people see the world through film. An
international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include
the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September;
TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions,
and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative
national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization
generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF
Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including
Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government
of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman,
Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and
RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.
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For more information, please contact:
Jackie Braden, RBC, 416 974-1724, firstname.lastname@example.org
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