Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Director Christopher Nolan selects CFC to receive $100,000 donation


Donation given by WIND Mobile as part of

“Best Conversation Ever” competition

Toronto, August 9, 2011 – The CFC (Canadian Film Centre) will receive a $100,000 charitable donation from WIND Mobile after Academy-Award® nominee Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, INCEPTION) named CFC the charity of his choice as part of his participation in WIND Mobile’s “Best Conversation Ever” competition. The Best Conversation Ever offered Canadians the chance to speak to anyone in the world. By submitting the most creative entry of the competition, inspired by Nolan's own work, and rallying hundreds of votes, UBC student and aspiring filmmaker Ian Holliday's entry won him the conversation of his dreams.

Holliday is the third of five Canadians to win their 'best conversation ever' through the WIND Mobile competition. He and his classmates, Yuri Cabrera and David Bolen, are film students at the University of British Columbia and all respect and admire Christopher Nolan as a filmmaker. Nolan, who is currently filming his latest film, The Dark Knight Rises, took time out of his hectic schedule to talk to Holliday this morning.

“We are deeply grateful to Christopher Nolan and WIND Mobile for their generous donation and recognition of the CFC as one of Canada’s leading institution for fostering emerging talent,
” said Slawko Klymkiw, executive director, Canadian Film Centre.   “I’d also like to thank Ian Holliday, Yuri Cabrera and David Bolen for their passion, creativity and effort. We wish them much success in their future as filmmakers!”

To make these conversations happen, WIND Mobile will donate over a half a million dollars to Canadian charities.  Each of the five personalities who participate is asked to choose one Canadian charity to receive $100,000 for a total of $500,000 in donations. Nolan selected the Canadian Film Centre as the recipient for his donation. In addition to the $500,000, another $100,000 has already been donated to six Canadian charities in the Best Conversation Ever Charity Challenge.

To view the video entry click here:

About CFC

CFC is Canada’s leading institution for advanced training in film, television and new media. A charitable not-for-profit organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada’s diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities for top creative content leaders from coast to coast. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country’s most creative ideas and voices in film, television and new media to the world. For more information please visit: cfccreates.com

About the Competition

The ultimate goal of the competition is to help five lucky Canadians have the conversations they never dreamed possible.
The competition ran from January 24, 2011 to March 7, 2011 and had more than 2,500 entries. The winners were selected by a panel of WIND judges and industry leading bloggers and will be announced by August 31, 2011 at: www.bestconversationever.ca

About WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND Mobile is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information, please visit: www.WINDmobile.ca.

Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak, OneConnect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, please visit: www.globalive.com


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