Entries for the Second CON-CAN Movie Festival are Accepted Starting Today

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The CON-CAN Movie Festival has announced the details of the second round of the festival. Deadline of submission: no later than August 31 (Wed), 2005

The CON-CAN Movie Festival (http://www.con-can.com/) announces the details of the second round of the festival. The CON-CAN Movie Festival is organized by the CON-CAN Media Plaza as part of the “activities of discovering hidden creative talents from all over the world.”

Deadline of submission: no later than August 31 (Wed), 2005

Audience review period through free streaming: October 11 (Tue), 2005 through January 22(Sun), 2006

Announcement of nominated films: February 6 (Mon), 2006

Final judgment: February 24 (Fri), 2006

Announcement of CON-CAN Grand Prix and Tamashii Award: February 27 (Mon), 2006

·CON-CAN Grand Prix: presented to one film production

Cash reward of US$10,000 (In case no film production is eligible for the Grand Prix, three film productions will be chosen for Encouragement Awards US$3,000)

·Tamashii Awards: presented to two film productions

Cash reward of US$3,000

The CON-CAN Movie Festival aims at enabling people around the world to share and exchange the underlying messages of profound short film productions.

Contestants from around the world are encouraged to submit film productions of up to twenty minutes in length. Thirty productions will be carefully selected, subtitled in both English and Japanese, and streamed for public viewing.

Votes from the international audience will be combined with the evaluation of the jury, and ten productions will be nominated to proceed to the final judgment by Internet conference.

The jury comprises globally acclaimed film producers and critics from around the world. Jury members are carefully selected from various genres to ensure fair judgment of the wide range of productions expected.

The results of the audience voting and jury evaluation are to be made public via the website, and the Internet conference for the final round of selection will be shown to the public online.

Being highly suitable for this age of broadband communications, this international film festival will have a global audience share the moment of selecting the Grand Prix Winner.

The more details on the application procedures will be available on the following sites after June 6:

http://www.con-can.com/Festival/fes_content_jp.html (for Japanese)

http://www.con-can.com/Festival/fes_content.html (for English)

Contact: CON-CAN Media Plaza Executive Committee

4F SK Building, 4-14-4 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051

Tel: +81-3-5414-6532, Fax: +81-3-5414-6510, E-mail: info@con-can.com

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