Yahoo Teams With San Francisco Film Society

    March 8, 2007

Yahoo Video has teamed with the San Francisco Film Society for the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival GreenWorld Contest powered by Yahoo’s Jumpcut. The two will also launch a branded video channel featuring content from the San Francisco Film Society.

In short films of two minutes or less contestants will answer the question, "What does green mean to you?" Those who participate in the contest can edit and submit films on Jumpcut between March 8- April 22. Over that period of time, viewers will be able to vote on films they find to be worthwhile. Up to ten films will be selected to be included in the final voting stage from April 26-May 6 where viewers can vote for the Audience Favorite.

"Yahoo! Video is one of the most creative groups the San Francisco Film Society has had the opportunity to work with," said Graham Leggat, executive director of the San Francisco Film Society. "We are very excited by their new ideas for filmmakers and film audiences and are looking forward to exploring with them the converging frontiers of film and digital technology."

The Grand Prize Winner will be presented with $1,000 prize and the Audience Favorite will be announced at the SFIFF50 Golden Gate Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 9. The two winning films will be screened and will also be available for viewing online at Jumpcut.

"As a leading online video destination, Yahoo! Video is constantly looking for opportunities to enhance the online video experience for our users." said Vince Broady, Head of Yahoo! Entertainment. "By partnering with the San Francisco Film Society, we are offering exciting, high-quality independent film content to our users within a branded experience. And by providing an online video editing platform through Jumpcut, we’ll empower our users to express "What it means to be green" through the power of video"

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