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$1500 First Prize Winner Announced for SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival
May 26, 2010

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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) and SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival announced today the winner of the first cycle of SHORTSNONSTOP,  the year-round international short film competition showcasing short films produced for mobile and online platforms.

Chosen from 10 finalists, the $1500 prize winner is Rob Savage of England for his darkly comic film Act, an intimate conversation between a teenage couple, played out directly to camera, where hidden motives are at play, far removed from the naively idealized surface.

Savage will be awarded $1500 and his film will be made available to TELUS' wireless, ADSL and TELUS TV Video-On-Demand clients and at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival awards pre-show in June 2011. 

Presented by TELUS, the SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival is a year-round film festival that viewers can experience anytime or anyplace.  An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival, SHORTSNONSTOP accepts entries on an ongoing basis directly at its website - www.shortsnonstop.com.  Currently in its fourth year, the festival awards a cash prize of $1500 each quarter to the best short film selected by an international jury of experts. The next prize date is July 15, 2010.

The nine other finalists who will also benefit from TELUS' promotion and distribution are:

Chris Fiorentini of the USA for his film What I Do
Kanishka Sonthalia, Varun Panesar, Tanya Bhandari, Soham Majumdar, Dhruvi Tolia, Tanvi Pande from INDIA for their film Elephunk
Nick Light of ENGLAND for his film Fault Lines
Brian Lonano and Kevin Lonano of the USA for their film 8Bit Ghost Hop
Mark Macdonald of the USA for his film Hambushed
Wojtek Skowron of GERMANY for his film Deja vu
Brian G. Smith of CANADA for his film Dave Foley & Fans
Jordan Stone of CANADA for his film Autoplastic
Alexei Ymer-Welsby of AUSTRALIA for his film Rapt in Tennis

All submissions can be viewed on SHORTSNONSTOP.com as well as a select few that will be streamed on iThentic.com and distributed through its network of partners.  

About CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
Now in its 16th year, the Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival is the leading venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America and is one of the premier short film festivals in the world. Taking place from June 1st to 6th, 2010 the WSFF will present 281 films from 34 countries. Each 90 minute screening features a selection of themed shorts that showcase the most innovative films being made today. A competitive festival, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival represents the finest short films from Canada and around the world, featuring an industry marketplace and symposium. For more information please visit: www.shorterisbetter.com

About iThentic
IThentic is an online and mobile video content company dedicated to bringing the best in independently produced video online and wireless platforms. IThentic's video content is available for viewing at its website, www.ithentic.com, as well as through its partnership with Joost.com and mobile carriage arrangements with Telus in Canada and through Cellfish (www.cellfish.com) in the US. Content creators interested in uploading their video clips and mobisodes to iThentic can do so directly at www.ithentic.com.

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