PutItOn.com and NYFA Launch Second Annual Online Film Festival for Undiscovered ArtistsBy Putiton.com, PRNE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Groundbreaking Web site reboots Online Film Festival Promises Big Global Turnout
LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2010 - PutItOn.com, the first online portal enabling artists from four artistic
disciplines to display their talents and gain worldwide exposure, today
announced the kick-off of its second annual film festival, The PutItOn
Picture Show. The film festival is open for entries until January 12th, 2011
and allows artists worldwide to compete. The festival marries PutItOn.com's
unique web-based platform with the spirit of creativity fostered in a film
"We are so excited for round two of The PutItOn Picture Show and we can't
wait to once again collaborate with our friends over at the New York Film
Academy," said Max Fraser, British co-founder of PutItOn.com. "The Festival
was a big hit last year, with artists across three continents participating
and some terrific films being entered into competition." In a well-earned
clean sweep of three different categories, Russia took home the gold last
year but Fraser expects this year to showcase an even more eclectic selection
of works from the far reaches of the globe. "Our best guess is that this year
will be even more of an open affair. We would like to throw down the gauntlet
to artists all over the world to match the quality and output that we saw
from Russia last year. If our first film festival was a tremendous
international success then this one will break even more boundaries. We're
going bigger in every way and we just can't wait to see what the Community
has to offer this time around."
About The PutItOn Picture Show
The PutItOn Picture Show is co-sponsored by the New York Film Academy and
is open to artists around the globe.
All entries are welcome, except for those that are exclusively
pornographic in content or unethical, such as films based on acts of hate.
Each entrant is allowed to submit one film into the contest. Last year's
winners were decided by a jury headed by Academy Award nominated actor,
producer and director Sean Astin - of the Lord of The Rings Fame. The jury
also comprised a representative from PutItOn.com and Jean Sherlock, Director
of the New York Film Academy. This year, in order to streamline the process,
only one Grand Prize will be awarded to the best overall film and competition
is expected to be more fierce than ever.
As with last year's contest, the first round of the competition will be
decided by a global Internet vote, which will narrow the entries to a list of
the top 10 finalists. At the second and final stage of the competition, the
finalists will once again have their films judged by a panel of experts and
one film will be chosen as the overall winner.
The competition opened November 19th, 2010 and closes for entries on
January 12th, 2011. Internet voting will continue until January 26th. The
winner will be selected and announced on February 2nd, 2011. A cash prize of
$5,000 USD and a scholarship to the New York Film Academy once again await
In addition to the film festival, PutItOn currently has plans to launch a
revolutionary U.S.-based online song competition that already has a few
people in the industry talking. More details on that to follow.
For more information about PutItOn or the film festival, visit:
PutItOn.com - "The Home to the World's Undiscovered Artists" - offers a
revolutionary, grassroots approach to helping unknown artists take their work
from the "garage" to the global marketplace where fans can connect with them
directly. Leveraging an online platform for showcasing and marketing art,
music, fashion and film, PutItOn.com helps undiscovered artists from around
the world become both artistically and financially successful. Through
PutItOn.com artists have the freedom to break out into the marketplace at NO
COST with complete intellectual and creative control.
Max Fraser of PutItOn.com, mkfraser at putiton.com
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