Horsham, PA (PRWEB) September 22, 2010
TLAgay.com (http://www.tlagay.com), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, is ready to discover the next Gus Van Sant or John Waters. Today, the company announced the launch of the TLAgay.com 2010 Short Film Contest. TLA is looking for the most talented and creative independent filmmakers to submit original, short gay movies from any and every genre – comedy, horror, drama, erotica. Submissions are to be under 20 minutes in length, completed in 2010 and appeal to out large gay male customer base. This is an excellent opportunity for undiscovered writers, directors, producers and actors to get out names out in the industry and compete for cash prizes. Who knows? They might even end up with a distribution deal when all is said and done!
Judging each submission based on originality, storytelling ability and technical prowess, four knowledgeable members of TLA’s Web Content Department will choose twenty short film submissions to be featured on the popular site – where TLAgay.com users will stream each movie throughout the month of December and vote for our favorites. The top three highest ranked films will be awarded cash prizes – a first place prize of $1000 in cash, one second place prize of a $300 TLA Gift Card, and one third place prize of a $200 TLA Gift Card.
To submit a film, visit http://www.tlagay.com/shorts to print a copy of the submission form. All submissions are due in by November 1st, 2010. Submissions should be under 20 minutes in length and not currently available on any commercial DVDs or pay-per-view sites. The 20 finalists will be notified at least 24 hours prior to the contest’s official launch on December 1, 2010. TLAgay.com customers will be encouraged to vote for their favorite selections before January 1st, 2011, when the prize winners will be announced.
“We are very excited to launch our first short film contest. We are constantly striving to offer our customers the best in gay-themed entertainment and we hope that this contest will open up a whole new selection. There are countless gay shorts made every year and the majority are never distributed to the public. This contest will offer indie filmmakers a chance to show their work to a large, targeted audience. Plus, we can’t wait to start watching the submissions.” said Robert O’Neill, TLAgay.com Editor.
TLA Entertainment offers the very best in home entertainment offering a vast catalog of movies for every type of consumer, from Hollywood hits to quirky Independent cinema to Gay & Lesbian films and the hottest in both Straight and Gay adult entertainment.