Haydenfilms Online Festival Unveils Season 1 Finalists
Haydenfilms Online Festival Unveils Season 1 FinalistsThe judging is complete, and it is time to vote for the winner of the First Annual Haydenfilms Online Film Festival! After reviewing over 100 films, an expert panel of judges has selected the top thirty-six films competing for a $10,000 cash prize, plus other prizes from sponsors such as Write Brothers and CMP Books.
After reviewing over 100 films, an expert panel of judges has selected the top thirty-six films competing for a $10,000 cash prize, plus other prizes from sponsors such as Write Brothers and CMP Books.
The films will be available for free online member viewing and voting at www.haydenfilms.com beginning Aug. 30, continuing through Oct. 30, 2005. The top four filmmakers will have their films shown during the winner's ceremony in November, and the filmmaker with the most online votes will receive the grand prize.
Finalists for the contest submitted short films no longer than thirty minutes to be reviewed by a unique, professional judging panel consisting of eight national media professors and film industry experts. Each judge viewed and voted on the films, and their top selections have been made available online at www.haydenfilms.com for voting. A complete list of the finalists is available at www.haydenfilms.com/news.php
Each film will be available to view in its entirely for member voting, with the online community making the final decision on the winner. All Haydenfilms members who vote online will be entered into a drawing for a $250.00 Viewer Appreciation Award, which will be chosen at the end of the festival voting period in November.
Haydenfilms.com was among the first solely online film festivals, beginning in October 2004 as a way for independent filmmakers to showcase their works to the online community. Of the various online film festivals, they were the first to accept all short films regardless of genre, and the first to offer a $10,000 cash prize to the winning filmmaker. Submissions were accepted until July 15, 2005, and include a wide variety of films, ranging from student submissions, animation, and documentary formats.
The Online Film Festival is just one component of Haydenfilms.com, which is quickly becoming known as the premier online resource for independent filmmakers. In addition to the Festival, the website offers its members industry news, job and resume posting, message boards, and shopping for filmmaking software and equipment.
For more information on the Festival, please visit www.haydenfilms.com.