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Top Short Films Coming to DVD and UMD

9 Nov, 2005 By: Holly J. Wagner

Genius Products will release Shorts International's first two American Film Institute (AFI) short film titles in the U.S. on DVD and UMD through Genius Products' Branded Distribution Network (BDN).

My Mother Dreams The Satan's Disciples In New York, written by Rex Picket (Sideways) and directed by Barbara Schock, was winner of the 1999 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Natural Selection, written and directed by Scott Leberecht (Underdog), and produced by Monte Zajicek, winner of the 2004 Best of Fest and Best Short awards at the Dragon-Con Short Film Festival, will be available at retail in first quarter 2006.

"The UMD format is one of the most exciting developments we've seen in video delivery and has the potential to revolutionize the mobile entertainment market in the same way music downloads to portable devices changed the music industry," said Shorts International CEO Carter Pilcher. AFI's short films, created by the world's hottest new filmmakers, are perfectly in tune with this new format because they are at the cutting edge of filmmaking."

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