AFI Taps CustomFlix to Bring Festival Trailers and Daily Highlights to Online Viewers Around the World

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Visual Gateway Brings Movie Trailers, Red Carpet Interviews to Bring the Excitement of the AFI FEST 2004 presented by Audi to Film Lovers Worldwide

Both initiatives help AFI to further increase exposure and interest in the AFI Fest 2004 and independent filmmaking. We are excited to be working together with CustomFlix to make this site and using their innovative on-demand video publishing technology to make available AFI Fest content on DVD.

The AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI Fest), Los Angeles' premier international film festival, and CustomFlix, the pioneers of on-demand DVD publishing, today announced the launch of the AFI Fest 2004 Visual Gateway. The Visual Gateway serves as the digital media hub this year’s festival and provides worldwide audiences with trailers of this years films and daily streaming video from each day of the 2004 AFI Festival. The Visual Gateway is online at http://www.customflix.com/Special/AFIFEST/Index.html

The Visual Gateway trailer collection represents an exciting taste of AFI Fest 2004 presented by Audi with films including 'House of Daggers' from renowned filmmaker Zhang Yimou ('Ju Dou', 'Raise the Red Lantern', 'To Live', 'Hero'), 'Bride and Prejudice from the team that created the international hit 'Bend It Like Beckham', and 'Hotel Rwanda'. In addition to film trailers, this year’s Visual Gateway will feature red carpet, award ceremony, and daily star interviews.    

“At AFI Festival 2004, we will deliver streaming video showcasing the day’s events as well as a festival highlights DVD,” said Christian Gaines, Director of Festivals at AFI. "Both initiatives help AFI to further increase exposure and interest in the AFI Fest 2004 and independent filmmaking. We are excited to be working together with CustomFlix to make this site and using their innovative on-demand video publishing technology to make available AFI Fest content on DVD."

About AFI Fest

AFI Fest has been capturing the cultural diversity of Los Angeles since 1987, while providing new and established filmmakers with a crucial avenue of exposure to the film community. As the nation's premier international film festival held in the world's filmmaking capital, AFI Fest includes a major international competition, regional showcases and special events with its new location at the ArcLight Hollywood.

About CustomFlix

CustomFlix Labs, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand video publishing has brought together the best components of just-in-time production, e-commerce, and the Internet to give filmmakers a revolutionary new way to distribute their programs as DVDs and VHS tapes. The revolutionary on-demand DVD publishing system eliminates the financial risks associated with traditional video distribution and increases profitability by allowing producers to pay for production and promotion of their product as they make sales. There are no minimums or exclusivity, and filmmakers maintain complete control of their works at all times.

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