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AtomFilms and Lucasfilm Ltd. Announce the 4th Annual Star Wars Fan Film Awards - Renowned Competition Calls for Submissions by March 8


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San Francisco, CA, January 11, 2005 -- Atomfilms and Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced the 4th Annual Star Wars Fan Film Awards ( http://starwars.atomfilms.com ) with an official call for submissions. The contest is now accepting fan-made Star Wars spoofs and documentaries until its March 8 submission deadline.

Entrants in this year“s Fan Film Awards will compete for the George Lucas Selects Award, which comes with a cash prize of $2,000 and the recognition of George Lucas, who selects the competition”s best film. Winners of all prizes will be announced at Lucasfilm"s massive Star Wars Celebration III fan event, which will take place April 21-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana, just weeks before the long-awaited theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

The official support and participation of Lucasfilm have made the Star Wars Fan Film Awards the world“s premier fan film event. Finalists in past competitions have been viewed over 10,000,000 times at AtomFilms” Fan Film Awards Web site, and this year"s event is expected to attract both a record number of submissions and a record audience.

4th Annual Star Wars Fan Film Awards timeline:
- Deadline for submission is March 8, 2005. Visit http://starwars.atomfilms.com for submission guidelines
- All 2005 finalists will be announced on March 29, 2005 for viewing and online voting to determine the Audience Choice award
- Winners will be announced at Star Wars Celebration III on Friday night, April 22 2005.

“Lucasfilm is delighted work with AtomFilms once again on the fourth Star Wars Fan Film Awards,” said Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm“s head of fan relations. ”George Lucas is a great supporter of independent film and participates in the Star Wars Fan Film Awards because he wants to encourage a new generation of filmmakers to develop their talent"

“Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon unlike any other,” said Scott Roesch, VP Marketing AtomShockwave Corp. “We”re very happy to be working with Lucasfilm to provide this unique opportunity for Star Wars fans and up-and-coming filmmakers"

Submission instructions and past Fan Film Award winners are currently available on the Fan Film Awards site ( www.starwars.atomfilms.com ).

About AtomFilms
AtomFilms is where the Web goes to watch movies. Its award-winning Web site ( www.atomfilms.com ) offers on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalog of over 1,000 shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. Based in San Francisco, CA, AtomFilms is a service of digital entertainment leader AtomShockwave Corp. For more information, please visit www.atomfilms.com and www.atomshockwave.com.

About Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world“s leading film 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 productions, the company”s global businesses include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts Entertainment; Lucas Licensing; and Lucas Online. Lucasfilm"s feature films have won 19 Oscar Awards and its television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.



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