Hosted by iHollywood Forum, Inc., Fun Little Movies (FLM) and NeTV the winners of the first MoTV Awards will be announced at NATPE Mobile ++ on Jan. 23, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 5:30 pm in the Mandalay Bay resort. Film and TV comedy star Eddie Griffin (DEUCE BIGALOW, EUROPEAN GIGOLO) will present the Fun Little Movies Award for Best Comedy.
Filmmakers or animators can still participate by submitting their short films (10 seconds to 10 minutes in length) to www.mobilemediafest.com.There is a $35 entry fee, $25 for students.
The MoTV Awards are made possible through the support of the Official Co-Sponsors Quick Play and Mobile Media. The awards recognize and reward outstanding achievement in mobile TV and animation created by independent artists. Awards will be granted in the following categories: Best Mobile Content, Audience choice Award and the Fun Little Movies Award for Best Comedy. The influential audience, comprised of television and wireless content executives, will determine the Audience Choice and Fun Little Movies Award for Best Comedy via live SMS voting.
All winners receive a suite of mobile video encoding products (Neros Showtime 7 software) from NERO, a copy of Movie Magic screenwriting software, a ZVUE MP4 player from Handheld Ent. and complimentary website hosting from NeTV. Additionally, the winner in the comedy category will receive a licensing contract from Fun Little Movies providing for royalties and worldwide distribution of their film, and a portable media device courtesy of OOH! TV.
Judges will be looking for creativity, originality, technical clarity, and most importantly, the potential to be developed into a mobile series.
We believe the first big mobile video or animated hit will come from an independent creator, says Frank Chindamo, president/cco of Fun Little Movies, Thanks to Sprints belief in our company, we now have great distribution, and its our pleasure to share that with other independents. Were Indies celebrating Indies.
This is an exciting time in the evolution of the worldwide mobile entertainment market, which is expected to reach 28.8 billion by 2008, added Michael Stroud, ceo of iHollywood Forum, Were pleased to host the MoTV Awards at our Mobile ++ conference and especially to provide valuable exposure for mobile contents emerging new artists.
iHollywood Forum Inc., based in Los Angeles, produces roundtables and conferences for Hollywood, entrepreneurs and mobile technology professionals. More information is available at www.ihollywoodforum.com/
Fun Little Movies is both a top-line channel on the Sprint Powervision deck, and a Los Angeles-based film and video production company specializing in mobile comedy creation, co-production, acquisition and distribution. More information is available at www.funlittlemovies.com/
NeTV Networks is an interactive media company providing content hosting, development and production. For more information, visit www.netv.com.