Cinequest Announces New DVD Titles

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Cinequest is excited to announce the next three releases now available on the new Cinequest DVD label. The lineup consists of great examples of Maverick filmmaking including an Academy Award® nominee, Emmy® Award winner and Cinequest Film Festival prize winners.

Cinequest is excited to announce the next three releases now available on the new Cinequest DVD label. The lineup consists of great examples of Maverick filmmaking including an Academy Award® nominee, Emmy® Award winner and Cinequest Film Festival prize winners.

In September, Cinequest launched its DVD label broadening its ability to deliver quality independent films to fans worldwide. Unique to the Cinequest distribution model are two items: Instead of outside acquisition of films, all titles on Cinequest DVD are culled from films that premiered either at the Cinequest Film Festival or on Cinequest Online. Furthermore, Cinequest combines a unique marketing approach of select films being available for free download, in secured, DVD quality, as well as being able to be purchased on DVD. Both free downloads and DVD orders are available at http://www.cinequestonline.org. A partnership with Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) includes a guarantee that each film signed to Cinequest DVD will be available on Netflix.

Also of note is the unique line-up of indivduals in the latest releases. Amargosa features artist and dancer Marta Becket; Set Point stars supermodel Carmen Kass and Finnish heartthrob Peter Franzen; and Villa Paranoia stars Oscar® nominated Waltzing Regitze.

More information on the three films:

Amargosa (documentary)

Directed by Todd Robinson

United States

The story of reclusive artist and dancer, Marta Becket, who opens a theatre in a remote desert town containing only a handful of inhabitants. Becket struggles to exorcise her demons while embracing the rapture of the creative moment by immersing herself in it. Winner Best Documentary Feature Award at Cinequest Film Festival 11. Emmy® Award Winner Best Cinematography. Academy Award® nominee –– Best Documentary Feature 72nd Annual Academy Awards®.

Set Point (psychological drama)

Directed by Ilmar Taska

Estonia

Finnland’s Peter Franzen and Supermodel Carmen Kass star in this mesmerizing crime drama about four strangers who are brought together by a mysterious murder. Set Point is a tale of love, alienation and confusion which reflects a society in the midst of transforming into one of Europe’s most transfixing countries. Director Ilmar Taska’s lyric direction along with stunning cinematography gives this film a unique and erotic feel.

Villa Paranoia (drama-comedy)

Directed by Erik Clausen

Denmark

This film draws upon rich characters who demonstrate the values and strengths of the human heart. Villa Paranoia is about taking responsibility for your own life, and that it’s never too late to regain your self-esteem no matter who or what you are or once were. Winner Grand Prize Maverick Spirit Award at Cinequest Film Festival 15.

Inspiring the Maverick in All of Us

Cinequest is a premier motion picture institute that produces: Cinequest Film Festival, a soul-stirring and personable discovery festival of international films and forums for movie lovers, Maverick film artists and students; Cinequest Online, delivering films to fans worldwide;

Cinequest DVD Label; Youthquest; and Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.

Cinequest Film Festival 16 will occur March 1 – 12, 2006 http://www.cinequest.org

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