Over at the Flicks Backstage blog, I've just posted on some very exciting developments regarding the Firefox Flick 30-second ad contest. Rather than retype it all, I'll just paste it and save myself a bit of work.
We've been developing some great relationships with organizations in the indy film world. I mentioned in an earlier post that we'd partnered with "Flicks Friend" Celtx and that they were going to help us with outreach.
Today I'd like to let you all know about two new Flicks Friends who have joined with the team to help promote the contest -- and to make the rewards for participating even more exciting. The first of these new Friends to come on board was the Vail Film Festival. The Vail Film Festival is pretty new, this is their third year, but they're growing really fast. Last year they screened more than 70 films including the directorial debuts of David Duchovny, Tiffany Thiessen, and Luke Wilson. The event drew 10,000 people.
We've been talking with the folks at Vail for about a month and one of the very exciting developments is that they would like to screen some of the leading entries at this year's festival(PDF) at the end of March. That's right before the end of the contest, but we should have our shortlist by then and this is a great opportunity for the producers of the leading entries to get some amazing exposure for their work.
The second Friend that recently joined us is the New York Festivals. NYf awards the world's best work in interactive and Internet communications, online advertising and alternative media and marketing. They're going to be promoting Firefox Flicks at this week's annual galas in celebration of the winners of the 2006 NYf awards for:
- Television, Cinema & Radio Advertising, and the AME Awards
- Film & Video
- Television Programming & Promotion.
In addition to helping out with Flicks promotions, we're working with the NYf to offer an awesome opportunity to our first place winner. In addition to the $5,000 for purchasing that next piece of equipment that we're already offering, the Firefox Flicks first place winner will automatically qualify as a Shortlist finalist in the 2006 New York Festivals of Advertising (NYFA) competition, and will be judged by NYf's international panel of advertising and creative professionals to vie for Gold, Silver, or Bronze World Medals against the top ad agencies in the world. This is a huge opportunity for worldwide exposure and recognition and we're very excited to be working with NYf to bring this to Firefox Flicks.
Things are getting exciting here at Firefox Flicks. Stay tuned to the Backstage blog!
If you're a creative type and you'd like to help Firefox and have a shot at fame and fortune (worldwide exposure for your ad and a $5,000 gift certificate to B&H Photo and Video super store) then head over to Firefox Flicks for information on submitting a 30-second ad for consideration.