SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AtomFilms(R) and Intel Corporation today launched the Intel Indies Film Contest with a call for short film entries available at http://intel.atomfilms.com/ . Filmmakers who enter before the November 21, 2005 deadline will compete for a grand prize that includes worldwide distribution from AtomFilms, $25,000 in cash and $20,000 in digital home equipment from Intel. Winners will be announced at a major film festival in January 2006.
The contest asks entrants to create films that imagine what they would do with a magic wand. The theme allows entrants to fully unleash their imagination and tell the story of how they would transform their world, to make it better, easier, and more exciting, all through the magic of movies.
Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, AtomFilms staff and Intel Corp. staff.
"AtomFilms supports the independent spirit and creative vision of today's most innovative filmmakers," said Scott Roesch, vice president and general manager of AtomFilms. "This contest with Intel is the perfect venue to discover and showcase new talent to our audience of more than 5 million monthly viewers."
The Intel Indies contest adds to the growing list of AtomFilms branded entertainment initiatives. Previous events and programs involving major brands have generated more than 10 million content views and played at major film festivals.
"We are pleased to be working with AtomFilms on the Intel Indies contest, which matches a filmmaker's creative expression with Intel's vision and technology for the Digital Home, where consumers can access their digital content -- including movies -- any time, anywhere and on any device," said Jeff McCrea, vice president, Sales and Marketing, and co-president, Intel Americas.
Entry Details: Film submissions may be live action or animated and must be four minutes or less in length. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. PST on November 21, 2005.
Entries will be judged by AtomFilms staff, Intel staff, and film industry experts including:
-- Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, Space Jam, and dozens of other feature
-- Christopher Coppola, producer-director of Deadfall, Gunfighter, and
-- Elizabeth Stanley, producer & former assistant director of the
Directors Guild of America
-- Marcia Zellers, director of the American Film Institute Digital Content
-- Anna Marie Piersimoni, director of media and technology for the
American Film Institute
One grand prize winner will receive:
-- $25,000 cash
-- Digital home equipment valued at $20,000 from Intel
-- Worldwide distribution via AtomFilms through its online audience of
5 million monthly viewers, and its network of partners
Two runners-up will receive $10,000 cash prizes.
Additional information about the Intel Indies Film Contest and submission instructions can be found at http://intel.atomfilms.com .
AtomFilms is where the Web goes to watch movies. Its award-winning Web site (www.atomfilms.com) offers on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalog of over 1,000 shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. Based in San Francisco, CA, AtomFilms is a service of digital entertainment leader AtomShockwave Corp. For more information, please visit www.atomfilms.com and www.atomshockwave.com.
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