Industry News 1/4/2008

Voting Starts Today on nossaTV for X-Dance Short Film Festival

Voting Starts Today on nossaTV for X-Dance Short Film Festival
 
January 4, 2007 - It's a new year and a new twist on the X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival.  The voting for the Short Film Festival kicks off today on nossaTV, as five carefully selected filmmakers and their short films will compete for the ultimate big break, a fully paid trip to Los Angeles and a full slate of meetings with the movers and shakers of the film industry.

"X-Dance is the centerpiece of actions sports filmmaking," says Constantine Papanicolaou, winner of the 2006 X-Dance Short Film Festival, who won meetings with action sports industry players and a tour of Studio 411.  His meetings resulted in financial backing to film Show and Prove featuring Tanner Hall and CR Johnson.

Voting for the best video will take place from now until January 22nd. Fans can learn more about the X-Dance Short Film Festival on the festival page (http://www.nossatv.com/xdance).  In order to vote, viewers must first login or create an account on nossaTV. Then head over to the X-Dance 2008 channel and "rate" each film from one (lowest) to five stars (highest) in overall impression.  It won't take long to watch and rate the five videos, and help a deserving filmmaker take the next step in their career!

Competing filmmakers are encouraged to embed the nossaTV flash preview player on their own sites to generate interest and a link to nossaTV where their fans can vote.

The grand prize winner will be announced January 23rd along with the feature-length winners at the X-Dance Closing Party at The Depot in downtown Salt Lake City.

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.
 
ABOUT NOSSATV

nossaTV's patent pending technology delivers free, DVD-quality, full screen video downloads to rabid action sports fans.  By providing integrated distribution, content management and CRM tools nossaTV connects action sports fans, companies and athletes through video.  nossaTV provides free, unlimited access to the best feature length action sports films to anyone with a computer and high-speed connection.