TORONTO (March 12, 2019) – On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) will celebrate exceptional achievements in Canadian film with its national film series, the Canadian Screen Arts Festival. The third film of this exclusive event is Sashinka.
What: 2019 Canadian Screen Arts Festival
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Where: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
10 Dundas St. E., Suite 402, Toronto, ON, M5B 2G9
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: General admission starts at $9.99; tickets can be purchased at https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/sashinka-french-west-canadian-screen-arts-festival
Sashinka, directed by Kristina Wagenbauer, is a story about Sasha, a young musician who is unable to hide her trepidation when her mother suddenly arrives on her doorstep like a hurricane without warning. As Sasha prepares for the most important concert of her career, she must find a way to survive the remaining 24 hours, confronting both the volatile woman and the past that she had worked hard to leave behind. Sashinka is showing in French with English subtitles.
Canadian Screen Arts Festival
The exclusive event series features five Canadian Screen Award-nominated films that epitomize the best in Canadian visual storytelling. Every Saturday, between March 2nd and 30th, leading up to the live Canadian Screen Awards broadcast on Sunday, March 31, a different film will be screened, with the exception of the final film that will be screened Friday March 29 in Toronto. Each screening will include door prizes, special guests or pre-taped content created especially for the series by the filmmakers.
Presented by Cineplex Entertainment and supported by Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Screen Arts Festival will be featured in seven cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, St John’s, and Iqaluit. The 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala will be televised live on CBC on Sunday, March 31 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).
For more information on the Canadian Screen Arts Festival, please visit academy.ca/screenartsfest.
About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for, and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors.
Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists, and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion, and mentorship.
The Canadian Academy produces Canadian Screen Week. This annual celebration of excellence in media features a multi-platform, national program of events and celebrations, and culminates with the Canadian Screen Awards: Broadcast Gala live on CBC, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. AT/ 9:30 p.m. NT).
For information on membership and programming visit academy.ca.
A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of 165 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online esports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com). Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada’s newest destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada (Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.
Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App.
About Telefilm Canada—See bigger.
Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.