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SNOWTIME! EARNS THE 2015 CINEPLEX GOLDEN SCREEN AWARD FOR FEATURE FILM

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TORONTO | MONTREAL, February 2, 2016 – The 2015 Cineplex Golden Screen Award for Feature Film will be presented to the Quebec animated family film Snowtime! (La Guerre des tuques 3D), which earned $3,359,425 nationwide in 2015, it was announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

Snowtime! revives a hit story that’s been engaging audiences for over 30 years,” says Academy Chair Martin Katz. “This Cineplex Golden Screen Award proves stories that entertain the whole family can also be box office gold.”

In Snowtime!, to amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohort defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict. Joy is restored when all the children decide to attack the fort rather than each other and happily destroy every last bit of the snow fort.

Directed by Jean-François Pouliot and François Brisson, this retelling of André Melançon’s 1984-released winter classic is a spectacular animated film for youth. Theatrically released in Quebec last November, the adaptation of this undisputed hit introduced a new generation to a touching story to which audiences have grown attached.

Snowtime! was produced by Marie-Claude Beauchamp (CarpeDiem) and distributed by Les Films Séville/Entertainment One. The film expands across Canada on Friday, February 12.

Cineplex Golden Screen Award for Feature Film | Academy Special Award

The Cineplex Golden Screen Award for Feature Film (previously called The Cineplex Golden Reel Award) has been presented annually by the Academy since 1976 to the Canadian film that earns the highest domestic box office of its year, namely between January 1 and December 31 of the year preceding the award presentations.

The Academy will be presenting the Cineplex Golden Screen Award for Feature Film at the Canadian Screen Awards Gala on March 13.