Calling all film-makers! Viewster launches Online Film Fest competition offering $100,000 prize money

Get the chance to impress the producer of ’21 Grams’ Ted Hope

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Zurich, December 16, 2013 – Viewster, the first company in the industry to provide a Video On Demand (VOD) service for series and film enthusiasts, today launches its inaugural edition of its quarterly ‘Viewster Online Film Fest’ (#VOFF) to reward and attract producers and give them a chance to show their content to millions of viewers.

Producers from all over the world can submit their features or series in English (or with English subtitles) via registering at festival.viewster.com. The inaugural #VOFF edition ‘When Life Gives You Lemons…’ calls for black humour features and series.

Viewster’s millions of viewers will vote for their favourites and create a short list for Viewster’s Jury of Experts. The first jury member is Ted Hope, the producer of blockbuster ’21 Grams’ starring Sean Penn and the probably most prominent player when it comes to building “a better world for ambitious film”.

The submission deadline is 20th February 2014 and the winners will be revealed on 1st April 2014.

Ted Hope, film producer and jury member of Viewster Online Film Fest said: “Viewster is giving up-and -coming film producers the chance to make their mark. I wish a competition like this existed when I started out. The film business is damn hard and you need to jump through all sort of hoops to make a name for yourself. Viewster is the perfect platform for producers, independent or not, everyone can take part and that’s what our community needs – a platform that enables talent to showcase their work.”

Kai Henniges, CEO at Viewster said: “I’m extremely proud to be able to give something back to the film community. In the #VOFF, we empower our audience to become the curators and bring them very close to the creatives. I can’t wait for the submissions and I’m positive that we’ll have some great content flooding our gates soon. Good luck to everyone!”

About Viewster – discover originality
Viewster delivers free video streaming on www.viewster.com to its millions of fans who share a passion for discovering original TV shows and movies via its Video on Demand service. On Viewster, the best international content is only one click away, be it Swedish crime, Japanese anime, fascinating documentaries, British or Korean drama. The platform enables community-driven discovery of international hits. Discover, discuss, share – that’s how trends are made.

All content on Viewster is completely free and supportedby advertising. The service is available on the web, on smartphones, tablets, connected TVs and game consoles. That’s how Viewster has become the leading European video on demand platform for TV and web series.

Viewster’s latest endeavor is the Viewster Online Film Festival (#VOFF) with $100,000 total prize money awarded every quarter. The Viewster community can get into direct conversation with the filmmakers and help them win the prize money by voting on the films and series they love.

Viewster is taking what was once a solitary online experience and making it social – it’s the new, original way of watching films online. Viewster – discover originality.

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