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Viewster festival will offer total prize money of $100,000.

Ted Hope, one of the leading Us independent film producers is heading up the jury of first quarterly Viewster Online Film Fest (#Voff) which will showcase films and series made by emerging international producers.

Viewster, the free European video-on-demand service, is launching the new online festival and is offering total prize money of $100,000 to the winning producers.

#Voff It will enable up-and-coming producers to submit their films or series to be voted on by Viewster’s online audience. These will whittled down to create a shortlist for Viewster’s ‘Jury of Experts’ to be headed by Hope, the former Good Machine and This Is That producer.

The theme of the first #Voff is black humour and is called ‘When Life Gives You Lemons..’. The submission deadline is February 20, 2014. The winners will be announced on April 1, 2014.         

“I wish a competition like this existed when I started out,” says Hope, whose »

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