Seattle, WA, October 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Fans and followers of the 17th annual St. Louis International Film Festival will get a long awaited piece of the action this year with the introduction of Indie-fest, the online screening competition sponsored by IndieFlix.com.
"SLIFF is a festival of discovery, celebration and unwavering support of independent film. We're very happy to be a part of a festival with such a dedication to independent innovation," says IndieFlix.com CEO Scilla Andreen, "This is a dream I have had since the day we launched IndieFlix - let the people have a voice about what plays in our theaters from the festivals to the multiplex."
IndieFlix developed the Indie-fest concept of screening programmed films in competition utilizing the web as a venue for the festival and letting the audience choose which feature wins the cash prize.
Indie-fest, debuted at the 2008 Seattle Int'l FF and the list of festivals participating in Indie-fest is growing. Viewers are now able to watch films playing at festivals all over the world.
What is Indie-fest?
Indie-fest is like the American Idol of independent film. It is the first interactive voter-based program of its kind to hit the global film festival circuit.
It is free to watch, vote and support independent film from the comfort of your own home. The winning filmmaker receives a 90/10 non-exclusive distribution deal and a theatrical screening at the festival. All filmmakers in competition receive collected data, user comments and emails provided the user opts to share it with the filmmaker.
SLIFF Indie-fest viewing and voting is live Monday October 27 and the polls close Wednesday November 12 at midnight. Watch and vote at http://www.indie-fest.com/SLIFF.