LONDON/BUCHAREST/TORONTO (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
The 8th edition of Filminute, the international one-minute film festival, officially launches this week. A record 19 countries from 5 continents are represented among the festival’s 25 competing finalists.
The 19 countries represented at Filminute 2013 are Argentina (2), Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Martinique, Netherlands (2), Norway, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, UK (3), and USA (3).
This year 3 documentaries and 2 animations are included in the mix of 25 films in competition.
Filmmakers the world over, as well as those who made this year’s prestigious 25-film shortlist, will no doubt be impressed by the jury that festival co-founder and Head of Jury John Ketchum has assembled this year: acclaimed American screenwriter and director Richard Linklater; advertising maven and Grey, New York President and COO, Tor Myhren; FIPRESCI film critic and Dazed & Confused Magazine Film Editor, Carmen Gray; Orange prize-winning author of The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht; and Jeremy Azevedo, Senior Director of Original Programming at Machinima, the video entertainment network.
The “Best Filminute” prize and 5 Commendations will be awarded by the Filminute jury. The public at large is invited to view, share, comment upon and rate all 25 films. Each film fan is also entitled to a single vote to put toward the film they feel is most deserving of Filminute’s People’s Choice award.
“Social media played a big role in the success of Filminute last year, and this year contributed to a dramatic rise in submissions and pre-festival chatter,” says Filminute co-founder Sabaa Quao. “Judging from the activity we’ve seen already from some of this year’s shortlisted filmmakers, social media has definitely become the “go-to” method for marketing indie films. For a festival that grows via social media sharin
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