Lucasfilm Ltd. and AtomFilms Announce Second Star Wars Fan Film Awards

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  1. Calixte Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
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    SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2003--After their
    resounding
    success last year, the Star Wars Fan Film Awards return for a major
    sequel,
    with new categories, new prizes, and a new venue for the awards
    ceremony
    itself.

    The Awards recognize the popularity and entertainment value of fan-
    made films
    relating to the Star Wars movies, and their impact on popular culture
    and the
    fan community. Therefore Lucasfilm Ltd. and AtomFilms are pleased to
    announce
    that the Awards ceremony will take place at this year's Comic-Con
    International, which runs from July 17 to 20 in San Diego.

    The Awards will give creators of Star Wars fan films the opportunity
    to
    showcase their work to millions of viewers worldwide, both at the
    Official
    Star Wars Fan Film Awards website (www.starwars.atomfilms.com) and at
    Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and popular culture
    convention in the world. Original productions qualifying as finalists
    will
    compete for top honors, including an award picked by Star Wars
    creator George
    Lucas.

    "I was particularly happy that we sponsored a Fan Film Awards contest
    that
    culminated in 10 fan filmmakers getting trophies at Star Wars
    Celebration
    II," in Indianapolis last May, Lucas said. "Out of the current crop
    of young
    moviemakers will likely come some of tomorrow's best writers,
    producers and
    directors."

    "Once we saw the popularity of the Awards last year, we knew we had
    to
    continue them," said Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing at
    Lucasfilm. "We
    are pleased to partner again with AtomFilms and with Comic-Con
    International.
    We really look forward to seeing our fans' creativity and recognizing
    their
    contributions."

    "We are excited to extend our partnership with Lucasfilm for the 2nd
    annual
    Fan Film Awards," said AtomFilms CEO Mika Salmi. "I can't wait to see
    what
    this year's class of fan filmmakers will come up with!"

    The three main Star Wars Fan Film Awards, presented at Comic-Con
    International, will be:

    -- George Lucas Selects -- The competition's best overall entry as
    recognized by George Lucas.
    -- Skywalker Sound Award -- The competition's second best entry as
    selected
    by a team of Lucasfilm and AtomFilms reviewers.
    -- Audience Choice Award -- The competition's best overall entry as
    selected
    by fan voting.

    Other awards for fan film achievement will also be announced at Comic-
    Con
    International. Some of the awards will include cash prizes, and
    winners will
    get the special Fan Film Awards trophy first given last year. It
    consists of
    the iconic droids R2-D2 and C-3PO getting ready to view a film, with
    popcorn
    and soda in hand.

    The winners of both the George Lucas Selects and Skywalker Sound
    awards will
    receive cash prizes and the opportunity to spend half a day at
    multi-award-winning Skywalker Sound at Skywalker Ranch, working with
    an
    editor on a professional sound mix of their winning films. AtomFilms,
    producer of the Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, is accepting film
    submissions starting immediately and until 12:00 noon Pacific Time
    June 3,
    2003. To qualify for the competition, films must meet the guidelines
    for Star
    Wars fan films outlined on the Fan Film Awards website
    (www.starwars.atomfilms.com).

    New finalists will be posted regularly, beginning as early as this
    month.
    Those and all eligible fan films submitted before June 3, 2003, which
    were
    not finalists in the 2002 Fan Film Awards, will be candidates for
    award
    consideration. Lucas Online's official website, www.starwars.com,
    will
    feature news updates on the Fan Film competition, details on the
    prizes, and
    specifics on the Comic-Con International programming. Star Wars
    enthusiasts
    will be able to enjoy and evaluate the competition entries online,
    and vote
    for their favorites in June.

    Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the leading film and entertainment companies
    in the
    world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and
    television
  2. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 16, 2002
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    Ok Nick, better get that movie of yours finished fast because I would love to see it win an award!! I would also love to see it at some point as well too. :)
  3. PadawanNick Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2001
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    Thanks Wendy!
    Unfortunatly, the movie that we were working on doesn't qualify for this contest.
    Only "fan experience" documentories, mock-u-mentories and spoofs qualify.
    Anything with a "serious" plot in the SW universe is not eligable. :(

    I do have a second project underway that would be considered a spoof. I'm torn between working on that for the contest, vs continuing to make progress on Hidden Phantom. ARGH!

    Although .... maybe ....

    One other possibility would be to create a new project just for the PORFF to enter.
    I was considering a SW/Top Gun spoof mimicing the opening scene of Top Gun.
    -Naboo N1's preping for take-off out of hander.
    -Pair of N1's on patrol come close to a pair of TIEs.
    -Ordered not to fire.
    -One is threatened.
    -Other scares of TIE by flipping upside down to let the R2 unit snap a photo.
    ;)

    So how's that Naboo pilot cosutme coming, Julia???? [face_mischief]

    Ugh. So many ideas. So little time. :(

    Have fun.
  4. SithLord1968 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 8, 2000
    star 2
    The volleyball scene could be scary though.... especially if *I* am one of the competitors.....
  5. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 16, 2002
    star 5
    That's not fair!! Orignal stories should have a place in the awards too! :(
    Well Nick, if you need help getting your movies finised, let me know.
  6. Silent_Bob_West Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
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    I hope George Lucas dosesn't dissapoint us this year with his choice. I can't believe he picked that stupid film "Christmas Taun Tauns" as his pick last year. He must be getting senile in his old age.

    I'm looking for three Jedi type girls to be in my film. It's about three crime Fighting Jedi women and Yoda is their boss. It's called "Yoda's Angels."
  7. Calixte Jedi Youngling

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    May 3, 2002
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    I suppose we can look for a special show on Sci-Fi sometime after the awards are given. Should be interesting...

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