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Openfilm Gives Cash Reward to Filmmakers

29 Jan, 2009 By: Billy Gil

Video site Openfilm.com will award its top 10 filmmakers with $500 every month, leading up to the launch of the site’s ad-revenue-sharing program for content providers.

“Openfilm has attracted some of the world’s most outstanding, up-and-coming independent filmmakers,” said Alan Melikdjanian, Openfilm co-founder and chief creative officer. “Whether they submit their content directly to us or we receive it from one of our film festival or film school partners, we understand the time, effort and passion that went into creating the work.”

Some of the more than 500 channels currently available (and eligible for a win) are “Bully,” featuring musical acts, “Jonkajtys,” with films from Polish filmmaker Grzegorz Jonkajts, and “Liv Films,” with sexy, politically irreverent humor.

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