Sarah Giannantonio writes: "We got Chad Vadar, we got Revelations, even another Pink Five, but mostly check it out for the films you don't know about yet. Voting has begun, but ends soon, Monday 5/21: http://www.atomfilms.com/2007/starwars/challenge/
George Lucas will pick his favorite fan movie on May 27th, but which one is yours? Watch all the contenders right here and vote! Stay tuned to see who will be given the Audience Choice Award and who will get their fan movie on Spike TV.
press release below:
ATOMFILMS® AND LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE 19
"STAR WARS(TM) FAN MOVIE CHALLENGE" FINALISTS
George Lucas' Favorite Fan Movie To Be Revealed On May 27 At
Star Wars Celebration In LA
Spike TV To Premiere Top "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" Short Film
To View The "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" Finalists And
Vote For The Audience Choice Award, Visit http://starwars.atomfilms.com/
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, MAY 15, 2007 — Lucasfilm and AtomFilms®, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today announced the 19 official selections in the annual "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge," their long-running celebration of the best videos created by Star Wars fans, for Star Wars fans. The movies, which include short parodies, epic works of fan fiction, world premieres and internet classics, are now available for viewing and Audience Choice voting at the Fan Movie Challenge site: http://starwars.atomfilms.com./
The "Fan Movie Challenge's" top movie, as designated by Star Wars creator George Lucas, will be unveiled May 27 at Lucasfilm's Star Wars Celebration event in Los Angeles on the 30th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Star Wars. In addition to this illustrious honor, the movie will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:25 p.m. ET/PT.
This year, the "Fan Movie Challenge" received a record-breaking number of submissions from five continents between March and May 2007. The official selections are in competition for six awards of merit judged by George Lucas, Lucasfilm staff, and AtomFilms staff, plus the Audience Choice Award, as designated by the votes of the internet audience at http://starwars.atomfilms.com/ beginning today.
The complete list of award categories is:
George Lucas Selects Award
Audience Choice Award
Best Fan Fiction/Drama
Best Short Subject
The official selections are:
Bounty Hunter: The Interview, by MooseJack Studios
Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, by Blame Society Productions
Essence of the Force, by Pat Kerby
Forced Alliance, by Spearshield
Forces of Fortitude, by Clive Lee
IG-88: The Dancing Robot, by Anton Bogaty
Incident at Toshi Station, by Mike McMahan
My Name is Darth, by Robert Reeves
R2D2 Sound System Commercial, by James Bazan
Recruit of the Jedi, by Ryan N. Wilcox
Return of Pink Five, Vol 2, by Trey Stokes
Star Wars Revelations, by Shane Felux
Surreptitious, by Craig Allen
The Death of Jar Jar, by Damien Valentine
The Ewok Song, by Allen Heifetz
The Eyes of Darth Tator, by Lee Vehe
The Fan Film, by Matt Sobule
The Knudson Menace, by Amy Earhart
The Phantom Medalist, by Dan Mason
For more information please visit the official "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" Website at http://starwars.atomfilms.com./
A 2007 Webby Award finalist, AtomFilms is unique among online video services, licensing and developing original content in partnership with filmmakers and animators. Since pioneering the online video category in 1998, AtomFilms has attracted a loyal audience of millions of users with its consistently outstanding short-form programming. AtomFilms compensates filmmakers and animators based on revenues generated from its advertising and distribution businesses, and its payments to creators have totaled millions of dollars. AtomFilms is a division of VIACOM (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading movie and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts; Lucasfilm Animation; and Lucas Licensing. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses.
About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 91.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of VIACOM (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms."