PRESS RELEASE: Shorts International to Provide Distribution for Louisiana Film Prize Winners

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Winners will also screen at Dallas VideoFest, Sync Up Fest and Hollywood Shorts Fest

Louisiana film Prize second annual contest will again award a $50,0000 cash Grand Prize

Shreveport, LA – March 12, 2013 – Louisiana Film Prize Executive Director Gregory Kallenberg announced today several partnerships for this year’s Louisiana Film Prize, including a distribution deal through Shorts International. Not only will filmmakers be competing for the $50,000 cash prize, but also an opportunity to show their film through further screening programs and distribution. Shorts International, operator of ShortsHD™ and ShortsTV™, the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and also the official distributor of the The Oscar® Nominated Short Films 2013, will distribute the top 5 winners of the competition through iTunes and other channels. In addition, these winners will be seen at Dallas VideoFest in Dallas, TX, Sync Up Fest in New Orleans, LA and Hollywood Shorts Fest in Los Angeles, CA.

“In our efforts to make the Louisiana Film Prize the Coolest Film Event on the Planet, we knew we had to up our game and offer our filmmaking contestants an incredible incentive,” said Kallenberg. “This year, we will not only give away $50,000 cash, we will also be awarding future screenings for the filmmakers as well as the ultimate prize, a distribution deal for their short films.”

“We are very excited to partner with the Louisiana Film Prize Foundation. This is a great opportunity to showcase these filmmakers and bring their short films to a broader audience, said Carter Pilcher, CEO of ShortsHD™. It is an exciting time for short filmmakers and we are honored to be part of the process of cultivating emerging talent.”

The Louisiana Film Prize contest and festival ( invites filmmakers from all over the world to create and present a short film under one condition – it must be shot in the Shreveport-Bossier area. The deadline for submissions is July 9 2013. This year’s festival will take part October 4 through 6 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 2013 Louisiana Film Prize jury, a combination of film industry executives, filmmakers, and press, will be announced this spring.

About ShortsHD™
ShortsHD™ is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on DIRECTV (Channel 568), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789). ShortsHD™ is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV™, which is available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg on Numericable (Channels 134 and 52) and in Turkey via TTNET’s Tivibu service. Shorts™ is the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and throughout Europe. The company is headquartered in London, England with additional offices in Paris and Los Angeles and is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive. Shorts International is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings and Liberty Global Ventures.

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