Industry News 11/27/2007

nossaTV Announces The X-Dance Short Film Festival

nossaTV Announces The X-Dance Short Film Festival

X-Dance, the leading action sports film festival, and nossaTV, the leader in free DVD-quality downloadable action sports video, announce the X-Dance Short Film Festival on nossatv.com Comprised of the best short action sports films, the 2008 X-Dance short film festival will premiere on the X-Dance channel on nossaTV in January 2008.

Entries are due to X-Dance on December 4th.  Finalists will be announced no later than December 14th, and the online voting will run from January 4th to 21st.  Users will have the opportunity to pick their favorite videos after downloading and viewing them on the X-Dance Channel on nossaTV.  Videos must be watched in the nossaTV media player.  The grand prize winner will be announced January 23rd along with the feature-length winners at the X-Dance closing party.

Mike Sharp, nossaTV's new GM, has some experience getting short films into X-Dance.  He founded The White Room - Wasatch Winter Film Festival in 2005, and the winner of the "Shorts" category went on to be the opening video at X-Dance 2006.

"Having been exposed to X-Dance by virtue of living in Park City, I think its time for the world to experience the action sports equivalent of the 'Academy Awards,'" says Mike Sharp.  "X-Dance will use our technology to bring this content to the action sports masses, starting with the X-Dance Short Film Festival on nossaTV.  Just preview, download, then use the nossaTV player to watch the entire videos full screen.  Think YouTube meets iTunes meets Quicktime," he explains.

ABOUT X-DANCE

For one insane week each winter, the world's top action sport filmmakers and athletes, along with cutting-edge bands and DJs and key figures from the entertainment industry, gather in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, to celebrate action sports culture at the annual X-DANCE Action Sports Film Festival. Launched in 2001 and coinciding each year with the Sundance Film Festival, X-DANCE showcases the year's top action sport films, followed by post-screening Q&A's with filmmakers and athletes. X-DANCE also features open forum panels with athletes, filmmakers, industry figures and icons from the action sports world, plus special screenings, privately sponsored parties and a legendary Closing Party/Awards Ceremony. With roots in both the core industry as well as the mainstream, no other event on earth harnesses the creative energy of adrenaline culture and brings it together under one roof like the X-DANCE Action Sports Film Festival.