Press Release from Microcinema International
Independent Exposure 2010 is the 14th annual showcase for contemporary, progressive, artistic, and culturally relevant short films and videos by some of the most compelling artists and filmmakers from around the globe.
To date, Independent Exposure has featured over 1,000 artists and filmmakers and been presented hundreds of times in 44 countries including Palestine, Antarctica, and at base camp on Mt. Everest.
Independent Exposure invites you to your submit short video, film, and digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less.
Independent Exposure is seeking narrative, artistic, humorous, dramatic, animation, documentary, experimental, alternative, avant-garde, ambient, music videos, and underground works of all genres, formats, and styles.
Participants of all nationalities are welcome to submit their works by April 30, 2010.
Entrance fee is $5 USD.
Prizes include Panasonic AG-HSC1U 1/4" 3-CCD High Definition Video Camera and Selected works from the MicrocinemaDVD.com Catalog.
For full program information, rules, selection criteria, prizes, and how to submit please visit www.independentexposure.com
Since 2005, Independent Exposure has teamed up with a partner to curate the screening programs and select prize winners and a "best-of" selection. Recent partners include Addictive TV, Hal Hartley, and Asthmatic Kitty Records. This year we are pleased to partner with Academy Award-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton.
"From the earliest screenings of Independent Exposure, animated film and video have played a central role in our program," says founder Patrick Kwiatkowski. "Bill Plympton is going to attract world class animators and we are very excited about our program this year."
Bill Plympton - www.plymptoons.com 
Bill Plympton, best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated short Your Face, joins Microcinema to curate and judge this year's Independent Exposure.
In addition to two Academy Award-nominations, Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been published in The New York Times and weekly newspaper The Village Voice, as well as in the magazines Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Penthouse, and National Lampoon. His political cartoon strip Plympton, which began in 1975 in the Soho Weekly News, eventually was syndicated and appeared in over 20 newspapers. His distinctive style is easily recognized.
Microcinema International - www.microcinema.com 
Microcinema's first activity was producing Independent Exposure. From our activities in presenting this program a film distribution business was born.
Microcinema International is now a leading specialty distributor of the moving image arts. Microcinema International specializes in the acquisition, exhibition, and distribution of independently produced works of an artistic and socially-relevant nature. Microcinema's mission is to seek out, curate, exhibit, promote, and distribute compelling works to a broad audience via existing and emerging mediums. Through Microcinema's own DVD label Blackchair Collection and Microcinema International DVD, a unique and diverse catalogue of international DVD titles are distributed into retail, wholesale, online, and institutional sales channels worldwide.