Flashforward2008 Film Festival Nominations Open with Refined Categories

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[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Flashforward2008 opens the nomination process for the 18th Flashforward Film Festival. The festival, now in its ninth year, celebrates the most innovative and compelling projects created with Adobe(R)Flash(TM). Anyone, including the creators of projects, can nominate work for one of ten compelling categories in the film festival. Nominate a project today.

The wide ranging film festival's new category line up has been arranged to reflect the changes and growth in Flash use and applications. The ten new categories are: application, cartoon/story/narrative, code, experimental/art, game, motion graphics, navigation/experience, sound, typography, and video. These new categories recognize innovators who push the limits of Flash, alone or in combination with other programs and platforms.

The Flashforward Film Festival charges no entry fees and allows work to be submitted by peers as well as the admiring public. To learn more about the rules and the nomination process, which closes end of day June 15, 2008 see their website.

Winners will be announced at the Flashforward Film Festival awards ceremony which takes place August 21, 2008 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco during Flashforward2008. Finalists in each category, chosen by a panel of industry professional judges, are showcased during the ceremony. The ten winners are awarded the famous Big Rubber Arrow.

"Celebrating and recognizing work created by your peers - work that's inspiring, work that pushes the limits, and work that makes you say 'I wish I'd done that' is what sets the bar for the industry," said Beau Ambur, CEO Metaliq and Flashforward Conference. "This level of quality, the unique and inspiring ideas, and the implementation of highly evolved technical skills pushes Flash to its' limits."

To view the groundbreaking work created by past Flashforward Film Festival winners visit their website.

All work created predominately in Adobe Flash and available on the web to any visitor is eligible for the Flashforward Film Festival. Work can be nominated in any and all categories for which it qualifies including multiple submissions of the same work in differing categories. To nominate Flash work you admire, visit www.flashforwardconference.com/nominate. Flashforward Film Festival nominations will be accepted until the end of the day June 15, 2008. For additional Flashforward Film Festival information, please contact: festival@flashforwardconference.com

Flashforward Sponsors:
Flashforward2008 San Francisco is supported by Metaliq.

Flashforward is the longest-running and largest Adobe(R) Flash(TM) user conference in the world. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, entering its ninth year, is a three-day event filled with sessions led by the world's leading Flash professionals, offering education, best practices, and inspirational case studies in Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and Apollo. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, developed and produced by Beau Ambur, in cooperation with the team at Metaliq, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related industry Expo Hall and community center with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge. August 20-22, 2008 Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco.

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