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11 February 2010

Shooting People Partners With Babelgum to Present a Curated Content Channel Online and via Mobile

World's Largest Network of Independent Filmmakers to Collaborate on Third Edition of Babelgum Online Film Festival


We're excited to announce today a new strategic partnership with Babelgum, the world's premier integrated web and mobile video content platform. We feel that the arrangement is going to be of enormous benefit to Shooters, and give a real filip to short form independent film. You can read the press release below. If you've any questions, please drop us a line.

All the best,

James Mullighan Creative Director, Shooting People

London / New York (11 February, 2010) Shooting People and Babelgum announced a far-reaching strategic relationship today on the opening day of the 60th Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany. The partnership brings a Shooting People curated selection of shorts - Fiction, Animations, Documentary, Music Video and Artists' Film - to a global audience via Babelgum's online platform and its free application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, and Google's Android devices.

Babelgum has already distributed work by Shooting People members and patrons, including Rupert Murray (Unknown White Male, The End of the Line) and Sally Potter (Orlando, Rage). The partnership includes a new Shooting People TV Branded Channel hosted by Babelgum, and has the two organisations working closely on the launch of the 3rd edition of the Babelgum Online Film Festival.

The strategic multi-year relationship between the world's largest network of independent filmmakers and the world's premier integrated web and mobile video content platform creates an initiative with the power to do more for getting independent short film seen and exhibited globally than ever before.

"Shooting People has long admired the determined and fruitful efforts Babelgum has made in promoting the work of independent filmmakers", said James Mullighan, Creative Director, Shooting People.

"The Branded Channel for our members on Babelgum will go a long way indeed to promoting the careers of some of Britain's and America's best artists. And Babelgum's Online Film Festival is simply the best out there - we are relishing the prospect of working closely with the team on taking it to the next level, making it an online initiative of truly international interest".

Karol Martesko-Fenster, SVP & General Manager of Babelgum's Film Division stated, "We are thrilled to be working with the good folks at Shooting People. There is no group of independent filmmakers like Shooting People, and we're looking forward to hosting their members' films on our platform. We look forward to working closely with Jess Search, James Mullighan and the entire international Shooting People staff to launch the 3rd edition of the Babelgum Online Film Festival"

Courtesy of Shooting People

Posted by Pascal Schmitz

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