Friday, January 22, 2010

LG Says Life's Good In Toronto

LG Electronics reports that the 'LG Life's Good FilmFest', a high-definition (HD) short film festival, with entries from 21 countries, concludes with a 'Grand Finale' January 28, 2010 in Toronto @ the Mod Club Theatre.

Hosted by CBC's George "The Hour" Stroumboulopoulos, the ceremony will award one filmmaker $100,000, as determined by an attending panel including actress Jaime "Sin City" King, platinum-selling singer/songwriter K-OS, Laurie May, Co-President, Maple Pictures, NBA MVP Steve Nash (video link) and Tim Barnes, LG Electronics Canada.

"The goal of the LG Life's Good FilmFest was to create a film festival with no barriers to entry - regardless of experience, location or economic status," said LG's Barnes.

"This borderless FilmFest is the perfect complement to the borderless LG HDTVs recently showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas..."

The event will also feature $10,000 prizes awarded to winners in each of four FilmFest categories (Animation, Sports, Fashion/Music, Narrative) and a live musical performance.

The LG Life's Good FilmFest, started August 2009, inviting filmmakers worldwide to submit 'inspiring' HD short films, no longer than five minutes in length, expressing
"...a positive, uplifting message that conveyed the notion that 'Life's Good'..."