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November 29, 2012, 6:57 am
Powerful File Transfer Software Helps Entrants Ensure That Short Films Are Submitted Online Faster and More Reliably; Ability to Handle Any Size File Adds Time Back to the Creative Process
November 28, 2012 09:58 ET
Digi60 2012 Digital Filmmakers Festival Finds a Winner With Signiant Media
MA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - , the market leader in intelligent file
movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced
that filmmakers competing in next month's Digi60 2012 Digital Filmmakers
Festival in Ottawa are using file transfer
software to speed the submission of film versions for judging and screening.
The unique competition highlights the extreme creativity of local filmmakers,
screenwriters and production partners who must create short films with a
"catch" under tight time constraints -- a timeline that cannot accommodate
the delays and interruptions endemic to FTP and consumer file sharing
this year's catch was revealed at Digi60's 'Catch Event' in September, the race
was on as invited filmmakers and the Festival's Ottawa-based production sponsors
-- Affinity, inMotion, Mountain Road and Parktown -- had just 60 days to create
and submit their finished films for judging. This year's catch in the Scripted
competition category requires that short films center on a reunion and include
a rhyming couplet at either the beginning or end. Films can be up to eight
minutes long with one additional minute allowed for credits. The judging form
totals 60 points, with a bonus point added to the judging total if the film
both begins and ends with a rhyming couplet.
countdown clock to the deadline is merciless. For previous festivals, we relied
on free sites, such as YouSendIt and WeTransfer, for digital
film submissions. With finished file sizes exceeding 2GB, our filmmakers often
experienced long upload times -- up to three hours -- and if transfers were
interrupted for any reason, time was lost and they simply had to start all over
again," said Festival President Kevin Burton. "With 60 days to make
their films, every hour -- every minute -- counts. The speed, ease of use
and reliability of Media Shuttle lets users focus more on the creative process
and less on the technical aspects of getting their submissions in before the
clock runs out."
newest addition to Signiant's accelerated file transfer solutions, Media
Shuttle provides an effective, easy-to-use with
transfer speeds up to 200X faster over existing networks. And, unlike consumer
file sharing services, Media Shuttle eliminates file size constraints and the
inherent security risks of storing media in the cloud. Users simply access
Media Shuttle through a powerfully simple cloud-based interface, while assets
remain securely stored on the user's laptop or network. Onboard Checkpoint
Restart features assure file delivery by automatically restarting transfers if
they become interrupted for any reason.
to submission of film versions for judging, Media Shuttle will be used to
submit final ProRes digital film versions for screening, a process that
typically requires couriers or in-person deliveries. Films entered in this
year's Digi60 2012 Festival will be screened at Saint Brigid's Centre for the
Arts in Ottawa, and the public is welcome to attend. Documentary screenings
will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012, and Scripted Short screenings will
take place Saturday, December 8, 2012. For complete information on the
schedule, venue and ticket prices, visit .
The Digi60 Filmmakers Festival was formed in 2004 as a way to
bring Ottawa filmmakers together to create short films in 60 days based on a
"catch," and to provide a public screening of their work. Over 70
different filmmakers have entered the challenge in various years, ranging from
experienced producers to first-timers. Some short films created for Digi60 have
gone onto other film festivals or have been expanded into longer films. The
festival runs on shoestring budgets, volunteers and a passion for filmmaking.
For more information, visit
Used by the world's top content creators and distributors, is the
market leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and
entertainment industry. The company's powerful software suite optimizes
existing enterprise network infrastructure and media technologies to ensure
secure digital media exchanges, workflow efficiency and superior user
experiences. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, with offices around the world,
today Signiant connects tens of thousands of media professionals in more than
50 countries. For more information, visit .
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