Friday, January 29, 2010

LG Says Life's Good For "Nuit Blanche"

LG Electronics has named "Nuit Blanche", an HD short film created by Arev Manoukian of Ottawa, Ontario, as the $100,000 grand prize winner of the LG Life's Good FilmFest.

The announcement was made as part of a Grand Finale event @ Toronto's Mod Club January 28, featuring on-stage appearances by actress Jaime King, Maple Pictures' Laurie May and singer K-OS, hosted by George "I'm not your Father, I'm not a Cop, I'm your Friend" Stroumboulopoulos.

"The LG Life's Good FilmFest has been an amazing experience," said Tim Barnes, Marketing Team Leader, LG Electronics Canada and Founder of the LG Life's Good FilmFest. "Our $100,000 winning HD short film 'Nuit Blanche' delivers an engaging, memorable story."

Director Manoukian said "Nuit Blanche" was budgeted @ $10,000.

In addition to Nuit Blanche, three HD short films were awarded secondary prizes of $10,000 as winners in their respective categories, including "I Love Rock and Roll" (Animation), "Life's Good" (Sports) and "Til My Voice is Gone (Fashion & Music).

"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 Barnes.

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'..."

Sneak Peek "Nuit Blanche"...