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UNDERGROUNDFILM JOINS JOOST - Web’s longest-running film site brings exciting independent filmmaker works in animation, shorts and feature films to Joost


SAN FRANCISCO – UNDERGROUNDFILM announced today that it has launched on Joost™ (, the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service.

Undergroundfilm’s (UGF) Joost channels feature animation, shorts and feature films. The content for the channels is provided by UGF’s partner filmmakers, hundreds of talented people committed to serious film who have contributed to UGF’s library of over 2000 films.

“Joost is revolutionizing the way independent film content is viewed using the power of the Internet. It is offering audiences something truly radical in terms of network programming: real choice,” says UGF Creative Director Daniel Watts.

All three UGF channels will be updated regularly with fresh content. The UGF channels on Joost include:
• Undergroundfilm Shorts, with short films from independent producers around the world, is available at
• Undergroundfilm Features, available at, features full-length independent movies.
• Undergroundfilm Animation, featuring animated films from around the world, is on Joost at

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, executive vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Joost, said, “Joost is an entertainment destination dedicated to showcasing a wide range of programming from professional producers of content, however big or small. Joost removes distribution barriers to make sure that independent filmmakers have an outlet for their creativity and vision. By adding Joost to their distribution network, Undergroundfilm’s talent will be able to reach new audiences and build its worldwide fan base.”

About Undergroundfilm
Founded in 1998, UGF is the longest running film site on the web. In an era where the web is inundated with user-generated video sharing sites, UGF continues to build a library of thousands of high quality short form films, leading Wired Magazine to call it “the place on the web for serious filmmakers.” (May, 2006) UGF partners with these filmmakers to connect them to growing audiences through online and offline distribution alliances, direct marketing, mobile phone partnerships, social networking sites, film festivals and other powerful tools.


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