AtomFilms Announce Winners of Intel Indies Film Contest –
January 26th, 2006,07:06 PM
AtomFilms today unveiled the winners of the Intel Indies Film Contest at an Intel-sponsored event at the Sundance Film Festival. An experienced panel of film industry judges culled through hundreds of entries from 40 different states to determine the winning films. The grand prize winner, Nicholas Worthey, received $25,000 in cash, $20,000 in Intel Viiv technology-based digital home equipment, and an original content development deal with AtomFilms Studio.
"AtomFilms has a longstanding history of opening doors for today's most promising filmmakers and animators," said Scott Roesch, VP and GM of AtomFilms. "The Intel Indies Film Contest gave us a great new forum for discovering and rewarding talented and visionary artists."
Entries were accepted between September 27, 2005 and November 21, 2005. The entrants were challenged to create films that imagine what could be transformed with the touch of a magic wand.
-- Grand Prize: The Wand, Nicholas J. Worthey
-- Whimsical animation in which a man rules the world with an
alien magic wand
-- Prizes: $25,000 cash, $20,000 in Intel Digital Home equipment,
and a development deal with AtomFilms Studio for a new film or
-- First Prize: Lord of the Mop, Alan Poon
-- A janitor picks up a conductor's wand in a music room and finds
that it has magical powers
-- Prize: $10,000 cash
-- First Prize: Edit Love, Kiyong Kim
-- A charming, geeky romantic comedy in which a would-be-boyfriend
re-edits his pickup lines on the fly
-- Prize: $10,000 cash
"The Intel Indies Film Contest celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of today's brightest new filmmakers and the technology that is helping this new generation of filmmakers create movie magic," said Intel's Kevin Corbett, vice president, Digital Home Group and general manager, Content Services Group. "Intel's vision and technology for the digital home help consumers access and enjoy their favorite digital content like award-winning projects from AtomFilms any time, anywhere and on any device."
The winning entries can be seen at http://intel.atomfilms.com .
The hundreds of entries were judged by AtomFilms staff, Intel staff, and film industry experts including:
* Joe Dante, director of Gremlins, Space Jam, and dozens of other feature
* Christopher Coppola, producer- director of Deadfall, Gunfighter, and
* Elizabeth Stanley, producer & former assistant director of the
Directors Guild of America
* Marcia Zellers, director of the American Film Institute Digital Content
* Anna Marie Piersimoni, director of media and technology for the
American Film Institute
AtomFilms is where the Web goes to watch movies. Its award-winning Web site (www.atomfilms.com) offers on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalog of more than 1,000 shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. Based in San Francisco, CA, AtomFilms is a service of digital entertainment leader Atom Entertainment (formerly AtomShockwave). For more information, please visit www.atomfilms.com and www.atomentertainment.com.