I like film festivals. I try to go to local ones when given the chance. For me, It gives some order and selection with the wide array of genres.
DivX today announced the launch of DivX Film Festival, an online film festival devoted to creativity, storytelling and improving digital media. It is being held online in Stage6, their online video sharing community. Deadline for entries is April 30.
An online film festival is not a unique idea. It’s been done before and still being done today. Even major film festivals carry online counterparts now. Slamdance has Anarchy. There is also the Sundance Online Film Festival.
Winning a film festival gives you the bragging rights. It’s important. It boosts your ego but boosting your pocket with a cash prize is more important, especially for aspiring filmmakers. The DivX Film Festival is also giving away certified hardware and software bundles. The cash? It’s $5,000. Okay, the cash sounds more juicy than the bragging rights.
“The DivX Film Festival empowers filmmakers to share their work in the highest level of visual quality with other movie aficionados from all over the world. We’re excited to host this festival on Stage6 as we continue our mission to help content creators grow communities around their own unique brands,” said Darrius Thompson, co-founder of DivX.
Filmmakers are given until April 30 to submit their entries in an array of genres, including animation, comedy, documentary, fiction, and music. By the way, since it’s online, winners will not be able to walk the red carpet.