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Voting fever reigns at the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also generating new...

"With the Babelgum Online Film Festival, filmmaking officially enters the Web 2.0 era" comments Spike Lee

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Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal, has released all entries to the Babelgum Online Film Festival onto its platform for public voting. The festival introduces a huge variety of professionally produced short films. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million. The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. ...

Babelgum online voting has opened, Awards will be handed during Cannes

Public voting for the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) is building on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.  The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also gen...

Babelgum platform launches now

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Babelgum, the free-to-view global television network, is today announcing the launch of its new Web TV platform. The new, fully redesigned interface incorporates a whole host of new popular Web 2.0 features and social networking tools. Additionally, the platform is now compatible on Macs as well as with Windows XP and Vista operating systems. With this new platform, viewers can now join one of three Babelgum Communities: Films & Festivals, Motorcycling and Nature & Conservation, these three be...

The deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announced today that the deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st, with screening to start on March 3rd.The upload deadline has been extended today in response to the unprecedented demand from filmmakers around the world to enter content in one or more of the seven festival categories, each of which has a first prize of €20,000. Of the 1,500 responses received, 500 entries have been submitted t...

Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum

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Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, it was announced today by Valerio Zingarelli, CEO of Babelgum.In the newly created position, Cranwell will be responsible for leading Babelgum’s outreach efforts to producers, filmmakers and content creators in support of the new platform’s content strategy. He will report directly to Simon Kenny, Babelgum’s Head of Content Strategy and Advertising, in the company’s ...

Babelgum Improves Usability with Website Relaunch

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Babelgum, the free to view global television online network today announced the launch of a new web interface to thousands of hours of high quality video. The fully searchable library is accessible via www.babelgum.com and is fully integrated with the Babelgum client software. When users find and select a video, the client software launches automatically to deliver the high quality, full screen experience of broadcast television. Developed as a direct result of user feedback, the integration of...

Babelgum Improves Usability with Website Relaunch

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Babelgum, the free to view global television online network today announced the launch of a new web interface to thousands of hours of high quality video. The fully searchable library is accessible via www.babelgum.com and is fully integrated with the Babelgum client software. When users find and select a video, the client software launches automatically to deliver the high quality, full screen experience of broadcast television.Developed as a direct result of user feedback, the integration of a...

3 weeks left to enter the babelgum online competition

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announces today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Online Film Festival has seen over a th...

Babelgum , our partner, closed 1000 submissions so far, and counting

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network and filmfestivals.com, its partner, announced today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Onl...

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters Festival channel on platform

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9am GMT on Wednesday 21st November content from this year’s Encounters film festival became available to anyone in the world with a PC and a broadband connection. Babelgum, the next generation global internet TV network, is bringing a selection of the world’s talent in short film to your home, hotel room, or wherever you are with access to the internet through a dedicated Encounters channel on the platform. Encounters is the leading UK Short Film Festival and will be showing 187 fil...

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters channel

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9am GMT on Wednesday 21st November will see content from this year’s Encounters film festival available to anyone in the world with a PC and a broadband connection. Babelgum, the next generation global internet TV network, is bringing a selection of the world’s talent in short film to your home, hotel room, or wherever you are with access to the internet through a dedicated Encounters channel on the platform. Encounters is the leading UK Short Film Festival and will be showing 187 films from...

Babelgum welcomes Spike Lee to chair the Babelgum Online Film Festival Jury

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. The announcement was made on Saturday 1st September during its press conference at the Venice Film Festival, by Valerio Zingarelli, Chief Executive Officer of Babelgum, and critically-acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, Honorary Judge of the festival jury.The general pu...

Babelgum Online Film Festival calling for entries: $140 000 to win in 7 categories

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. THE JURY Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan L...

Babelgum partners with the Encounters Short Film Festival

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Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, today announced a partnership with the Encounters Short Film Festival, which is currently celebrating its thirteenth year. Encounters participants will now be able to broadcast their short films on Babelgum - available to a potential 300+ million audience worldwide with a PC and access to the Internet. This includes talent scouts from major production houses worldwide, who will be able to screen films regardless of where they are or of wh...

Babelgum platform Introduces Direct Upload Feature for content libraries

Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV Network, today launches a new direct upload feature for independent producers, rights owners and program partners to manage their assets on the online platform. In addition, on October 29, 2007, the feature will advance to provide for the simultaneous upload of entire content libraries, saving time and placing control in the hands of all pre-qualified professional content owners and distributors. The service, believed to be the first of its kind on...

Babelgum offers indie producers simultaneous upload of entire content libraries

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Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV Network, today launches a new direct upload feature for independent producers, rights owners and program partners to manage their assets on the online platform. In addition, on October 29, 2007, the feature will advance to provide for the simultaneous upload of entire content libraries, saving time and placing control in the hands of all pre-qualified professional content owners and distributors. The service, believed to be the first of its kind on...

The Buzz Bonanza on the Video sharing platforms

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This panel in Cannes will examine how film festivals around the world and entertainment brands, films, music can make the best of video sharing platforms to better market their events, have them stand out from their competition.Some of the most cutting edge marketers from the film, music industry will share their experiences and give examples of marketing best practices for every budget. The internet is no longer just about having a website: community interaction, marketing buzz, video downloads...

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