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Introducing – a revolution in film festivals taking place
this fall in Seoul, Korea.There are over a thousand film festivals happening world-wide every year, so what makes this one so special?
Well, here’s how it works:
This April WCC14 will begin accepting feature film submissions on Withoutabox from 193 countries in 8 regions of the world.
Fans will be able to view trailers for all of these on their website and iPhone/Android mobile apps and vote on the top 32 films they’d like to see.
In August, they will post the 32 features for the world to see and vote 16 films into the Quarter-Finals.
From October 10-12th, they’ll screen all 16 films in Seoul before festival-going fans and an international panel of celebrity judges, who will narrow the field down to 8. The voting for the Semi-Finals will be weighted 50% fans and 50% judges.
They’ll then invite the top two filmmakers for an all-expenses-paid trip to Seoul, where the judges will decide the World Champion of Cinema for 2014.
For filmmakers, WCC14 is an amazing opportunity to have their features seen world-wide by audiences and distributors, who will have a keen interest in the festival screenings because, for the first time ever, they will have hard numbers from three rounds of feedback on what audiences really want to see.
So mark your calendars for this April, and we’ll see you in Seoul!
Arsenio Hall signed off the air nearly 20 years ago, now he’s back, premiering in syndication. Hall, 57, said he is wiser now wiser and more experienced. Hall’s appearance on Donald Trumps’ “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2012 gave him the
boost and exposure to relaunch his show. Some of the first week guest include, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, George Lopez, Chris Tucker, Lisa Kudrow, Ice Cube, Angela Basset and many more.