DivX launches online video film festival

MUMBAI: DivX, Inc. has announced the first ever DivX Film Festival, an online video festival devoted to creativity, storytelling and improving digital media. Hosted on DivX Stage6 – an online video sharing community site.


The contest invites veteran professionals and aspiring independent filmmakers to make their mark on the next generation of film making.

The DivX Film Festival is currently accepting video submissions that contain the advanced features of DivX – including interactive menus, chapters, subtitles and multiple audio tracks. Content creators can use these features to offer audiences compelling digital content, complete with bonus commentary cut or subtitles to make it meaningful to a global audience.

Filmmakers may submit their DivX video entries in an array of genres, including animation, comedy, documentary, fiction and music. The final deadline for submissions is 30 April, 2007.


Prizes range from DivX Certified hardware and software bundles to $5,000 cash, including a top of the line DivX Ultra Certified DVD player and digital camera that records DivX video.

“The DivX Film Festival empowers filmmakers to share their work in the highest level of visual quality – with the advanced features of the DivX file format – with other movie aficionados from all over the world. We are excited to host this festival on Stage6, as we continue our mission to help content creators grow communities around their own unique brands,” said DivX, Inc CXO community and Internet Darrius Thompson.