Viewster Launches Second Online Film Festival

7:06 AM PST 06/12/2014 by Scott Roxborough

The Europe-based video-on-demand service will award $100,000 in prize money to the best original productions, as voted on by fans and a professional jury.

Swiss-based video-on-demand service Viewster has launched its second online film festival, the #VOFF, promising $100,000 in prize money for the winners of best original videos.

From June 12 to June 26, Viewster users can watch and vote on original films, TV series and short-form content posted to the #VOFF site.

Viewster held its inaugural #VOFF event in March and plans to hold four online festivals a year.

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The second edition of the #VOFF is set under the motto “Relationships: It's Complicated.” Viewster selected titles from more than 500 candidates from 68 countries.

Users can stream all the entries for free on Viewster's site and vote for their favorites. From a short list of the most popular titles, an expert jury made up of Fandor CEO Ted Hope, Finnish director Timo Vuorensola and German actress Nora Tschirner, will pick the winners.

First prize comes with a $70,000 cash bursary, with $20,000 for second and $10,000 for third.

Winner of the first #VOFF was the Australian superhero parody The Justice Lease from director Jeremy Brull.

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