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[10/02/06 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Channel and Sundance Channel Join Forces to Bring 'Exposure' to Novice Film Auteurs

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI CHANNEL AND SUNDANCE CHANNEL JOIN FORCES TO BRING 'EXPOSURE' TO NOVICE FILM AUTEURS

8-Week Online Short Film Competition Seeks the Next Cinema Giant

New York, NY - October 2, 2006 - In an unprecedented campaign to turn the spotlight on the country's best independent, makers of short films, SCI FI Channel, in conjunction with Sundance Channel, are launching 'Exposure,' an 8-week short film competition that will allow the online community of both Web sites to crown cinema's next master.

SCIFI.COM (www.scifi.com) and SundanceChannel.com (www.sundancechannel.com) are now accepting submissions of up-and-coming filmmakers' best 2-8 minute sci-fi, horror or fantasy shorts. These films will be judged by a committee of SCI FI Channel and Sundance Channel experts, who will review the submissions and post the best ones online each week. Fans will cast their votes on either Web site to determine a weekly winner, ultimately determining the 8 finalists. These 8 shorts will be featured in an on-air special to be broadcast on SCI FI Channel (airdate to be announced) preceding the online voting to determine the grand prizewinner. That newly crowned cinema star will be awarded a trip to New York City to pitch a project to SCI FI Channel's Pictures Group.

Entries are now being accepted through November 20, 2006. Online voting will begin October 23, 2006 and run through December 17, 2006. For more information visit www.scifi.com/exposure.

"'Exposure' is the perfect way to harness the new movement of ordinary people creating extraordinary videos for the Web, and it also lets us harness the most knowledgeable people on the planet - SCI FI Channel and Sundance Channel viewers - to help us find the best filmmakers out there," said Craig Engler, Senior Vice President of SCIFI.COM and SCI FI Magazine. "We couldn't ask for a better partner than Sundance Channel to help make an independent filmmaker's dream become a reality."

"Sundance Channel is excited to develop this joint platform with SCI FI for emerging short-form filmmakers. This collaboration represents a fresh look at the sci-fi, horror and fantasy genres and we look forward to featuring creative and innovative content across both online communities," said Christopher Barry, Vice President of Digital Media and Business Strategy at Sundance Channel.

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, shorts and original programs, all uncut and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, Showtime Networks Inc. and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is (www.sundancechannel.com).

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 86 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





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