TravelCuts FilmFest Winner Takes Home $5,000 Grand Prize
After 12 days and thousands of votes, Benoit LaLande (age 19) of Burlington has been awarded top prize at this year's travelcuts FilmFest, receiving $5,000 in travel to explore the world through his eyes.
Announced at the 2nd annual FilmFest screening, LaLande's video "Sama Sama" offered images of his travels across Indonesia, complete with aerial landscape views, underwater shots, a sneak peek of the country's vibrant culture and his time experiencing it all with his friends.
"Travelling is a rite of passage, especially for young travellers looking to explore the world," said Luisa Pannozzi, Marketing Director, Merit Travel Group, parent company of travelcuts. "The aim of the FilmFest is to inspire adventure-seeking Canadians to travel by seeing some the possibilities that await them around the globe through the eyes of fellow travellers."