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AtomFilms/Intel Call For Entries
(originally released on 9/30/2005)


On Tuesday, September 27th, AtomFilms and Intel Corporation launched the Intel Indies Film Contest with a call for short film entries. Filmmakers who enter before the November 21, 2005 deadline will compete for a grand prize that includes worldwide distribution from AtomFilms, $25,000 in cash and $20,000 in digital home equipment from Intel. Winners will be announced at a major film festival in January 2006.

The contest asks entrants to create films that imagine what they would do with a magic wand. The theme allows entrants to fully unleash their imagination and tell the story of how they would transform their world, to make it better, easier, and more exciting, all through the magic of movies.

Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, AtomFilms staff and Intel Corp. staff.

Entry Details: Film submissions may be live action or animated and must be four minutes or less in length. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. PST on November 21, 2005.

Judges
Entries will be judged by AtomFilms staff, Intel staff, and film industry experts including:

-- Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, Space Jam, and dozens of other feature films
-- Christopher Coppola, producer-director of Deadfall, Gunfighter, and others
-- Elizabeth Stanley, producer & former assistant director of the Directors Guild of America
-- Marcia Zellers, director of the AFI Digital Content Lab
-- Anna Marie Piersimoni, director of media and technology for the AFI

Prizes
One grand prize winner will receive:
-- $25,000 cash
-- Digital home equipment valued at $20,000 from Intel
-- Worldwide distribution via AtomFilms through its online audience of 5 million monthly viewers, and its network of partners

Two runners-up will receive $10,000 cash prizes.

More Information
Additional information about the Intel Indies Film Contest and submission instructions can be found at http://intel.atomfilms.com.



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