You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

DAILY NEWS: ICAST Names Contest Winners

DAILY NEWS: ICAST Names Contest Winners

DAILY NEWS: ICAST Names Contest Winners

by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

>> ICAST Contest Winner Takes $40,000

(indieWIRE/7.13.00) — More than 150 entries were received for
ICAST‘s “Show Off Your Shorts” contest — the online outlet announced
the winners this week. Alex Weed‘s “Perfect Accident” took the grand
prize and $40,000 cash, while four runners-up were given $15,000 each
John Hargrove‘s “Vegetable Pornography” (comedy), Tom Birmingham‘s “From Up Above” (horror), David Cassidy‘s “Man Behind the Mask” (mock/rock/documentary, and Kenny Meehan‘s “Incognito Superhero” (action/adventure).

The winners were chosen by a panel that included director Michael
, producer Mitchell Robbins, filmmaker Cauleen Smith, music video director Nigel Dick, and actress Sara Gilbert.

“The quality of the submissions for ‘Show Off Your Shorts’ went
beyond what you see at film schools. iCAST’s film contest
demonstrates that even with limited budgets, independent filmmakers
using the digital format can create really good content for the
Web,” commented Michael Lehmann in a prepared statement. “As the
technology gets better, making films will become as easy as writing
poetry, and with a distribution platform like iCAST, independent
filmmakers can gain an audience in a way that, in the past, only
professionals have been able to do.”

[All five winning shorts are available online at:]

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox