Viewster, a video on demand service for free movies and TV shows, has announced that their online film festival will be judged by the public, a system that they will implement for the first time since they debuted last year.
With works that must fit under the theme “Relationships: It’s Complicated,” 600 participants representing 68 countries — including France, The United States, Germany, The United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Brazil, The Ukraine, Costa Rica, Lebanon and Kenya — have been chosen to compete.
“At Viewster, it’s all about discovering creative talent and sharing originality with people who value professional-quality videos. That’s why we created a forum where film lovers can access amazing movies and TV shows not typically found anywhere else,” said Kai Henniges, CEO of Viewster.
Starting today, viewers have until June 26 to vote on the submissions, which include shorts, teasers, web series and features. The winning work will win a $100,000 prize. Winners will be announced on July 7th by a jury of experts including Ted Hope, Nora Tschirner and Timo Vuorensola.