Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Online Festival Watch

From the NYTimes:
Cineastes won’t have to leave their computers to see the work of emerging French filmmakers. UniFrance, a government-sponsored association of French Film industry professionals, in partnership with AlloCinĂ©, an online Paris film directory, have organized a new online event called My French Film Festival and are offering it around the world for two weeks starting Jan. 14. Featuring 10 full-length films and 10 shorts, all recently released in France by emerging directors, the festival will make them available individually or as a group. Visitors can go to myfrenchfilmfestival.com to stream a feature film for $2.60; a short for $1.30 or the entire slate for $18.40. The festival will be judged and voted on by the public, bloggers and critics, with the winner receiving a noncash award to be announced at the end of the festival, on Jan. 29.

I'll check it out, report back to ya.

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