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David Cross’s Latest Feature Film Debuts in its Entirety on Vine

Independent film company Oscillope Labs is debuting its feature film, It’s a Disaster, in its entirety on Vine – six seconds at a time. Since the video looping app only allows users to create videos using a mobile iOS device, the video clips are recordings of the film shown on a home television. The film stars Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, David Cross (of Arrested Development), and Todd Berger (Kip from Parks and Recreation). The story follows a couples brunch that goes awry when dirty bombs threaten the city.

The film is set to be released for digital on-demand viewing on March 5 followed by a limited release in theaters. According to director Todd Berger, “Jean-Luc Godard once said that he pities French cinema because it has no money and American cinema because it has no ideas. Well this is certainly an idea.” The company’s humorous press release states that Oscillope Labs is aiming to bring its media to as many media as possible: Read more

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YouTube Announces Your Film Festival $500K Winner, Watch The Film

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Back in January, YouTube announced Your Film Festival, a YouTube-centric film festival with a massive prize of $500,000 and the opportunity to work with Ridley Scott’s production team. In June, the pool of entrants was narrowed down to 50 finalists, last month the top 10 films were announced and this week YouTube has announced the big winner—filmmaker David Victori and his film “The Guilt.”

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Collaborative Video Project ‘Star Wars Uncut’ Returns To Remake ‘Empire Strikes Back’

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Back in 2010, former Vimeo developer Casey Pugh premiered Star Wars Uncut’s remake of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. The Star Wars Uncut project was a collaborative video adventure that divvied up the entire movie into 15-second clips, which were claimed and recreated by fans and then stitched together into one crazy-awesome epic homage to the original film. Now, Casey and Star Wars Uncut have returned to remake Empire Strikes Back and you can be a part of it.

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Intel, Toshiba Invite Facebookers To Audition To Star In Upcoming Social Film ‘The Beauty Inside’

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Intel and Toshiba are going social with ‘The Beauty Inside,’ Hollywood’s first film that gives fans the opportunity to play the lead role. The episodic film, which is set to premiere on August 16 on Facebook, tells the story of Alex, a guy who wakes up every day as a different person, and Facebookers are invited to audition to play the many different versions of Alex, who star alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Topher Grace.

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Watch: Top 10 Films Selected For YouTube’s ‘Your Film Festival’

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Back in January, YouTube, Ridley Scott and Emirates announced Your Film Festival, a competition giving online filmmakers the opportunity to create short, story-driven videos for the chance to go all the way to the Venice Film Festival and to win $500,000 towards their next project. Today YouTube has announced the top 10 finalists and you can watch their films here.

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