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BROADBAND AND MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL
Jun 30, 2008
New York, NY, June 30, 2008 - A&E IndieFilms is the
lead sponsor for the 2008 Third Screen Film Festival; an interactive film
experience that allows participants to view and vote for their favorite film
submissions via internet or mobile phone.
<>Participants can find festival film shorts
online at the A&E IndieFilms site, www.aetv.com/indiefilms, and on
A&Eís mobile/WAP site, mobile.aetv.com. All submissions will be
available on the Third Screen Film Festivalís site Ė www.thirdscreenfilmfestival.com
and through Nano, which is viewed on MSOTV wireless and their cable outlets.
Viewers will determine their favorite film
(The Overall Winner) and a panel of industry insiders will determine their
own Jury Prize winner.
There will also be an award for the most
popular Mobile film and those votes will be added to the Broadband votes to
discover the Overall Winner. All winners will have a chance to meet top
development executives at A&E IndieFilms. The Overall
Winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. The other winners will receive
Liquid Avid editing software and other prizes TBD.
This yearís panel of judges includes top
programmers, directors and content developers from some of the most
recognizable brands in the world such as A&E and MTV. A celebration
and screening of the winners will take place on October 30th at the Paley
Center in Beverly Hills.
Last year the Third Screen Film Festival had
more than 80 million consumer impressions on prominent web sites and social
viral communities including the New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles
Times, YouTube, MySpace, Hollywoodreporter.com, Indieville.net, iFilm, VMIX,
A&E IndieFilms, the feature
documentary arm of A&E Networks, develops, produces and acquires cutting
edge films targeted toward a young, sophisticated audience. A&E
IndieFilms have been featured at the nationís top film festivals, and
have gone on to theatrical runs through partnerships with such distributors as
Paramount Vantage, Sony Pictures Classics, Thinkfilm and Picturehouse. In
its first two years, A&E IndieFilms gained notice, with both Murderball
and Jesus Camp receiving Academy Award nominations. Other A&E
IndieFilms include Street Thief, One Strong Arm, Rock School,
Abused, Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating, and Bearing Witness.
Located at the historic Raleigh Studios in
Hollywood, the Third Screen Film Festival (TSFF) launched in 2006 with an eye
towards bringing talented filmmakers onto the computers and cell phones of
influential Hollywood executives, producers, and creative decision
makers. TSFF offers the best emerging and independent filmmakers a
unique opportunity to share their work with a global audience while increasing
their exposure within the Industry. Third Screen Film Festival
reverberates on-air, on wireless devices, and online at www.thirdscreenfilmfestival.com.
June 5, 2020