February 03, 2018 – Redondo Beach, CA – The newly created Lonely Seal Online Film Festival is gifting $100,000 of in-kind prizes during its inaugural festival, which takes place August 17-24, 2018. Submissions open exclusively on FilmFreeway today, January 31.
“Iâ€™ve been a judge, filmmaker advisor, panelist and screener at several film festivals since 1997, so itâ€™s time for me to spearhead a new digital showcase designed to enhance opportunities for filmmakers through new technologies,” said Hammad Zaidi, the founder and festival director.
The Lonely Seal Online Film Festival offers four competition categories; feature films, short films, documentaries and web series.
Six prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded, including one $10,000 in-kind package for each of our four category winners, an additional $10,000 in-kind package for the winner of the Best Woman Filmmaker award, and a $50,000 in-kind package for our Grand Prize Winner. Each $10,000 in-kind package will include a $5,000 custom app, a $3,800 custom website and $1,200 of web hosting on a virtual private server. Furthermore, the $50,000 Grand Prize includes $36,000 of SEO services over one year, a $7,800 custom website with a custom theme and logo, a $1,200 web-hosting plan for one-year on a virtual private server and a $5,000 custom app.
Lonely Seal also promises a game-changing viewing experience. â€œIâ€™m ridiculously giddy about the technology weâ€™re going to unleash during our festival,â€� said Jonathan Nadeau, Lonely Seal's Chief Technology Officer.
Sponsors of The Lonely Seal Online Film Festival include FilmFreeway, Spark Screens, Nadeau Media, and Hourglass24.
Lonely Seal Online Film Festival founder Hammad Zaidi is a creative entrepreneur in film, television, and technology. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.
Phone no: (310) 540-303
Email: hammad ( @ ) Lonelyseal dot com & jonathan ( @ ) Lonelyseal dot com
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