Tribeca Film Fest and Amazon Team up for Online Shorts Fest

Originally Published: March 7, 2005

Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro and Amazon.com head Jeff Bezos announced last week that the giant online retailer is hosting a short-film competition in connection with the fest.

The announcement reads that Amazon and the Tribeca Film Festival invite you to premiere your short film to an audience of millions by entering our Short Film Competition, whose grand prize is an American Express prepaid card in the amount of fifty thousand dollars.

Through April 13, Amazon is accepting submissions of films that have a total running time of no more than 7 minutes and are appropriate for a general audience.

Starting April 20, the films will be presented to Amazon customers, on a random basis, in the Tribeca Screening Room at Amazon.com. Customers will be invited to rate the films, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, to determine the five finalists.

At the end of May, the five highest-rated films will each be featured on the Amazon.com welcome page over five weeks. Amazon.com customers will again be invited to rate the five finalists to determine the winner, who will receive an American Express prepaid card in the amount of fifty thousand dollars.

The Amazon Screening Room can be found RIGHT HERE »

Get more information on the Tribeca Film Festival HERE »

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