From the PR:
Today, DramaFever.com and Asian Cinevision (ACV) announced the creation of a brand new eight-week online short film festival and audience favorite award contest to find the next break-out Asian filmmaker. Running today through 12 noon Eastern on September 6, the “DramaFever Audience Favorite Short Film Award” festival and contest is designed to expose 20 emerging filmmakers of select AAIIFF screened film shorts from USA, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The winner will be announced September 15 and have their work featured on DramaFever.com’s front page for one week.
DramaFever.com will host the contest and festival on a dedicated DramaFever-ACV Festival page at www.DramaFever.com/ACV.
DramaFever, the leading video website for mainstream English-speaking U.S. online audiences interested in the best of entertainment from Asia and Asian-Americans and ACV, presenters of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIIFF formed a partnership, which effectively extends the reach of the AAIIFF. The AAIIFF is the first and longest-running Asian film festival in America and takes place in New York theaters every summer.
"With this brand new online contest to find the ‘next Ang Lee’, DramaFever has the rare opportunity to help emerging filmmakers share their work with hundreds of thousands film fans instantly,” says David Hou, vice president of DramaFever. “Typically, directors spend years to have their film screen in dozens of theaters on the festival circuit for one or two days, and this partnership with ACV frees film makers from traditional limitations.”