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Yahoo! Telemundo Launches Short Film Festival
(originally released on 8/3/2006)


Yahoo! Telemundo launched the Yahoo! Telemundo Short Film Festival which is sponsored by Toyota Yaris. This competition will enable Hispanic filmmakers to showcase their independently produced work to millions online, and allow users to cast votes for the best short films in four different genres.

Through September 5, filmmaking enthusiasts can submit their two-to-ten minute short films on Yahoo! Telemundo Cine, the recently re-launched online movie channel. Films can be submitted in English or Spanish, or both, in any of the following categories: Comedy, Horror, Action/Drama and Animation.

Voting begins September 11 and runs through October 20. Each week users will vote for their favorite film in each of the four genres. During the final week, the films with the greatest number of votes in each genre will compete to become the overall users' choice.

The short film which earns the most votes will air on Telemundo's broadcast network in its Weekend Prime Time Movie Block and on mun2 in its soon to be premiered movie-driven show, "Have you Cine?" Additionally, the "Users' Choice" winner will receive "24 hours of fame" in which his/her film appears on the home page of Yahoo! Telemundo and the winning filmmaker will win a trip to the Sundance Film Festival January 25 to 29, 2007.

For further information on how to enter, interested participants should visit http://espanol.entertainment.yahoo.com/filmfestival.



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