AmericaFree.TV Virtual Movie Festival Final Submission Deadline Dec. 15, 2009

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Digital Media Wire Agrees to Sponsor AFTV Festival as Media Partner. Festival will provide a new “green” way to see impressive first-time content online.

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“With the AmericaFree.TV Virtual Movie Festival filmmakers will have a chance to gain global distribution, new audiences, storage on secure servers, High Definition encoding in streaming movie standard, and a potential for a telepresence screening."

AmericaFree.TV, LLC (http://www.americafree.tv), a leading Internet streaming television and movie broadcaster with 10 million global viewers, officially announces the final deadline for independent film submissions or shorts to its AFTV Virtual Movie Festival scheduled for December 15, 2009. The application fee is $75 and films may be entered through Without A Box (http://www.withoutabox.com).

Digital Media Wire (http://www.dmwmedia.com) of Los Angeles has agreed to be Media Sponsor and a partner in the first of its kind global viewing film fest. DMW is a full scale media company that owns and produces eight major conferences, publishes daily newsletters and directories, and operates the popular http://www.dmwmedia.com news and community portal. AFTV and DMW plan to make additional announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 8, 2010 at Digital Media Insider.

The AmericaFree.TV Virtual Film Festival is seeking submissions from filmmakers of all genres and will feature the finalists on the website http://www.americafree.tv and at a premiere in Los Angeles on Feb. 2, 2010. AFTV is awarding $2,000 grand prize and will also award independent films with “People’s Choice” based on viewership and “Best of Genre” in key contest categories.

Judges for the online film festival include leaders from the UCLA film and business school respectively: Dr. Jeffrey Porro of Porro Associates (who has won Hollywood script writing awards) and Gigi Johnson of Maremel productions in L.A.; Chuck Porter, Chairman of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky Advertising Agency, Miami; Robert Eisele, a Hollywood script writer and producer; Sanna Lund, of the New York TV and movie industry, and more. A Web site with bios and details on prizes is at http://www.americafree.tv/AmericaFreeFilmFestival.html

AFTV Founder and CEO T. Marshall Eubanks says The AmericaFree.TV Virtual Movie Festival has over 25 films already. He predicts virtual fests will be a means to connect distributors with up-and-coming indie filmmakers. “AmericaFree.TV has a relationship with film fests like Boulder, Colorado, and studios like Goliath, Echelon and others. We picked-up several titles from this studio for the contest,” said Eubanks.
“Filmmakers will have a chance to gain global distribution, new audiences, storage on secure servers, High Definition encoding in streaming movie standard, and a potential for a telepresence screening between LA and NYC,” he said.

To submit a film for the AmericaFree.TV Virtual Film Festival, please visit Without A Box or contact Sanna Choe Lund, Virtual Film Fest Producer at sanna@americafree.tv. AmericaFree.TV will accept both shorts and feature-length films (45 to 150 minutes long) of any genre – but will not accept pornographic films.

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