This weekend the 29th annual Genie Awards will be handed out in over 20 categories to the best in Canadian film. To celebrate these Canadian Oscars in style I’ll be running a quick contest thanks to the Uptown Giftbox Company.
This year’s shining stars at the Genies include Passchendaele – leading the pack in nominations with Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Gross) , Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Costume Design, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Achievement in Overall Sound, and Achievement in Sound Editing. The Stone Angel follows with nominations for Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Music – Original Score, and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Ellen Burstyn). Deepa Mehta’s Heaven on Earth is also nominated for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Preity Zinta) and Original Screenplay.
Following their great performance at the Juno Awards, the Uptown Giftbox Company has offered up one of their famous gift boxes to one lucky Miss604.com reader. The winner of my contest will receive the same goodies as the Genie Award VIPs including:
To enter the contest, leave a comment below with the name of a Canadian film (short, animated, full-length etc.) and you could win this gift pack.
Showcasing our homegrown talent on all levels not only celebrates those who are established, but opens doors for many up-and-comers in the industry. This year, more than any other, I have had the proud opportunity to view an abundance of Canadian movies both individually, at media screenings, as a part of a festival, or with the First Weekend Club.
The 2009 Genie Awards are hosted by Dave Foley on Saturday April 4th, 2009, and will broadcast from Ottawa at 9:00pm ET on Global TV and IFC. The prize winner will be drawn first thing Monday morning, April 5th 2009.
Update: I’m upping the ante and including one of my “Show me your Tweets” shirts (courtesy of 6S Marketing) in the prize pack. Bonus entry for anyone who re-tweets this contest (here’s a Twitter-friendly URL to use: http://is.gd/qobn)
Update: The contest is now closed and the winner is Karen G!