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Grand River Film Festival Kicks off its 2013 program

Oct 7/13

The Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is pleased to kick off its 2013 festival with the first of four new Cin-E-merge educational outreach programs.

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7pm, at the Princess Twin Cinemas, 46 King St North, Waterloo, experience an exclusive evening capturing the best of Waterloo Regionís emerging film, video, and marketing content followed by a stimulating panel discussion and catered networking after party at the Jazz Room. Featuring High Rise Studiosí breakthrough feature film - a GRFF 2013 Official Selection - Last Run - as well as innovative concept-to-creation video content from the founders of Arc Media, and leading-edge video marketing strategies from the creative director at Vidyard.

Cin-E-merge is the Grand River Film Festivalís newest educational outreach program, linking Waterloo Regionís students to tri-city film and video industry professionals involved in the creative, commercial, communications, and marketing sectors. This event is sponsored by WLUís Department of English and Film Studies, the Dean of Arts Office, the Waterloo Arts Fund, and the TD Bank Group. Cin-E-merge WLU has been adopted by the community and is ready to drive connections, get creative, and help GRFF reach the regionís talented and powerful student population.

A $5 ticket gets you all-access to the Last Run screening, innovative panel discussion and catered after party across the street. This is a unique opportunity for students, alumni, and film buffs alike to network with and learn from local film industry professionals. Learn about and celebrate the latest in film innovations happening right now in Waterloo Region.

The eveningís panel includes: Last Run director and producer Matt Ninaber, cast members from Last Run, post-production supervisor Alex Briere, communications and events director Jacqueline Ninaber, co-founders of Arc Media Andrew Askes and Jon Lucas, and Vidyardís creative director Blake Smith.

Other Cin-E-merge programs include:

Wednesday Oct 23, 3pm, Princess Twin Cinemas - Captain Canuck: From Comic Book To Animated Web Series ....And Branded Maple Syrup Tickets $10, $7 for students

Thursday Oct 24, 3pm, Princess Twin Cinemas - Mourning Has Broken, directed by Brett and Jason Butler Tickets $10, $7 for students - a closed screening and industry panel for students at Southwood Secondary School in Cambridge.

The Grand River Film Festival will take place October 22-26. For detailed program information and ticket sales, visit

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