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Indie film all-stars foin Firefox Flicks crew

Industry Partners to Increase Exposure and Rewards for Ad Contest Entrants

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 25, 2006 – Mozilla’s Firefox Flicks community marketing campaign is heating up. Today, Mozilla announces several new partners are joining the program. These “Friends of Firefox Flicks” work directly with professionals, amateurs and students in film, TV and advertising, and will be contributing to the Flicks team’s efforts in driving outreach and offering further exposure for the contest winners.

The Firefox Flicks Ad Contest is in full swing with dozens of professional and student teams working to produce a high quality 30-second commercial about the Firefox Web browser. The contest offers participants a unique chance to participate in the Firefox open source community, get noticed by their peers, and have their work reviewed by a panel of highly respected judges from the industry. Winners will gain invaluable exposure, be included in Firefox’s worldwide marketing campaign, and receive an array of great prizes including the grand prize $5,000 B&H gift certificate, which can be used to purchase that next piece of video or audio equipment.

Friends of Firefox Flicks

Celtx: Used in over 87 countries in 15 languages, Celtx is the Digital Pre-Production tool that leverages the capabilities of the Firefox Web Browser to provide film and video creators with the ability to work in a digital environment. Max Makowski, writer/director of “One Last Dance,” premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and starring Harvey Keitel and Vivian Hsu, is an ardent user of Celtx.

New York Festivals (NYf): NYf recognizes “The World’s Best Work” in interactive and Internet communications, online advertising and alternative media and marketing. The Flicks Contest winning entry will automatically qualify as a Shortlist finalist in the 2006 New York Festivals of Advertising competition, and will be judged by an international panel of advertising and creative professionals to vie for Gold, Silver or Bronze World Medals against the top agencies in the world.

Talent Circle: Talent Circle is the largest online network of the UK’s film community consisting of filmmakers, production staff and crew. Membership to the Web site is free with access to jobs, resources and industry news. Talent Circle also runs screenings, seminars, its own international film festival and many other activities to boost filmmaking in the UK. Talent Circle will help promote Firefox Flicks to its vast audience.

2006 Vail Film Festival (March 30 – April 2, 2006): Founded by actors, filmmakers, and dedicated film enthusiasts, the Vail Film Festival is a platform for independent filmmakers. The 2006 Vail Film Festival will feature film screenings, workshops, seminars and panel discussions with award-winning actors, writers and directors. The 2005 festival screened more than 70 films, including the directorial debuts of David Duchovny, Tiffany Thiessen, and Luke Wilson, and drew almost 10,000 attendees. The 2006 festival will showcase top Flicks entries.

Mozilla Takes You Behind the Scenes

Mozilla has also rolled out the Flicks “Backstage” blog and mailing list to give participants an insider look at the contest. Be a part of the action and get involved with the Firefox Flicks Ad Contest today:

About Celtx

Celtx is a modern, Internet-enabled software application used for pre-production of film, video and theatre projects with all of the features required by filmmakers — including tools to research, write, plan, manage and share their creative film and video projects.

About The New York Festivals

For close to 50 years, the New York Festivals (NYf) has honored excellence in creative communication and has grown to include nine international awards competitions, reflecting the growth and development of the media industry itself.

About Talent Circle

The UK’s independent filmmakers’ network, Talent Circle is a free service for new and emerging Talent in Film and TV.

About The 2006 Vail Film Festival

Founded by actors, filmmakers, and dedicated film enthusiasts, the Vail Film Festival is a platform for independent filmmakers. The third annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 30 – April 2, 2006.

About Mozilla Corporation

Mozilla Corp. is charged with the development and deployment of Mozilla technologies and products around the globe. The corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, and continues to further the mission of the Mozilla project to preserve choice and innovation on the Internet. For more information about Mozilla, please visit: