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International Machinima Expo: Call for Entries

After several weeks of waiting for our budget to be approved, The International Machinima Expo has hit the ground running. Ingrid, Phil Rice, Damien Valentine and I have all been pulling together to make this Festival unique and exciting for those who can attend. We have a new website at machinima-expo.com where you can go to find out more info about the Expo.

Today, we putting out a call for Entries for the Expo. Our approach is different than that of the Cambridge Fest or the NY Machinima Festival because we are not requiring that the films be entirely machinima. We are encouraging the idea of "anymation" where the filmmaker uses multiple programs and tools to create their film. Just be sure you have a minimum of 25% of the film shot in a real-time environment.

I'm very excited about the Expo. We'll be posting more information as often as we can.

Here is our press release:

International Machinima Expo Call For Entries
July 29, 2008

The International Machinima Expo (MachinExpo) is now accepting submissions for its 1st annual showcase which will feature the best work by emerging and established machinima directors. Part of Festival Arcadia in Montreal, Quebec, the event takes place from November 7-9, 2008 at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montreal before an audience expected to exceed 20,000.

Sponsored in part by Machiniplex.com, the expo is organized by Ingrid Moon of The Machinima Roadshow as well as three other veteran machinima producers: Ricky Grove, Damien Valentine, and Phil Rice.

MachinExpo will feature workshops, panel discussions, live film premieres, and several hours of screening of machinima films from all around the world. A jury of professionals from the entertainment and video game industries will select five (5) films for a Jury Prize, with a special 6th film awarded a Special Jury Prize honoring one exceptional Canadian machinima film. There are no category / genre restrictions on submissions, and there is no entry fee. Deadline for submissions is October 6, 2008.

For more information, including submission guidelines and instructions, please visit www.machinima-expo.com, or contact expo2008@machiniplex.net.

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