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Hollywood Director Oliver Stone to judge vzaar Online Video Festival 2011


Online business video festival launched by vzaar

London, UK - May 23, 2011 –Lights, camera, action! Hollywood Director, Oliver Stone – known for his box office hits like Platoon, Natural Born Killers and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – is turning his talents to the small screen as judge of a unique online video festival, conceived and run by vzaar (, the leading business online video hosting platform.

Mr. Stone, one of vzaar’s major shareholders, is looking forward to reviewing entries in various categories, and ultimately selecting the Best Business Online Video 2011. The festival will be launched on 23rd of May on vzaar’s website at

“This is an extremely exciting project – we are anticipating a high volume of entries from our global user base,” said Stephen McCluskey, CEO of vzaar. “We’ll be on the look out for outstanding style, original ideas and, above all, the best example of video being used to its maximum potential for commercial ends.”

“We are seeing an online video explosion happening at the moment, particularly in the small to medium size business sector,” said Mr McCluskey. “We decided to hold a festival to showcase the best of these, with a built-in contest to be judged by our celebrity shareholder, Oliver Stone, who invested in vzaar because he became so enamored with our video delivery platform.”

Videos submitted to the vzaar Video Festival will be viewed and short-listed for each of the following categories:
- Best Product/Service Video
- Best Video by a Creative Agency
- Most creative use of Video Online

The entry judged the best of the bunch across all categories will win the Best Online Video 2011 Award.

This is your chance to get your video out there, be credited for all that creative work and ensure your business stands out from the crowd. Each winning video will receive the vzaar Video Festival Award 2011 by category from Oliver Stone and will be featured on the site for all to see: a new audience for your business plus the thrill of being touched by fame and a powerful endorsement to trade on for years to come!

The competition is open to all vzaar customers, be you a media and communications company, marketing agency, e-commerce business or non-profit organization.

People can enter now by submitting their video at The deadline for entries is July 1st 2011. vzaar will let people know if they are on the shortlist and update them before the winners are announced by vzaar on July 18th 2011.

Oliver Stone says, “I make films like you’re going to die if you miss the next minute.” How will he feel about your video?

About vzaar

vzaar is the leading online video hosting platform for eCommerce sites of all sizes and market segments. The vzaar service provides a cost effective and highly scalable video hosting service to thousands of companies worldwide. The easy to use online video management dashboard and a highly experienced sales support team allow businesses to publish video online fast.

Founded in 2007, vzaar has its Headquarters in London, United Kingdom. For more information visit


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