Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS Snag-A-Trip Sweepstakes!

December 12, 2013


Snag-A-Trip Sweepstakes!

Due to the overwhelming response, SnagFilms is delighted to announce a 2 week extension to our "Snag-A-Trip Sweepstakes" contest. Now until January 2, film fans are invited to enter for their chance to win our Grand Prize: a 5 day / 4 night trip to Park City with VIP access to exclusive film screenings and parties at the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival. 

To enter, contestants choose from a selection of over 4,000 films to watch for free on Snagfilms.com. The more you watch, the more entries you get, so fans are encouraged to watch, share, grade, and refer friends to increase their chances of winning this fabulous trip!

A trip to the Sundance Film Festival is a unique and exciting opportunity for ski bunnies, aspiring filmmakers and film aficionados alike. The once-in-a-lifetime package includes all-access VIP entry to some of the most exclusive industry events and screenings. All contestants will have the chance to win other cool prizes, even if they don't make it all the way to the grand prize!

Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

SnagFilms is proud to announce its partnership with the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival, one of the world's fastest-growing short film fests. Using both simultaneous online and offline events, this free, live, interactive event welcomes viewers worldwide.

From December 13 to December 15, 2013, the 3-day online and interactive festival will feature a curated selection of short films and web series free and available worldwide via the festival's home on Google+ and the UGPFF website. It will include ten separate film and web series blocks, industry expert film panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions with filmmakers throughout the event.

UGPFF is the first international film festival to engage audiences with simultaneous online and offline screenings around the globe.  As a companion to the interactive online experience, UGPFF will host and live stream a series of offline screenings with theater audiences in 7 cities throughout 5 different countries including New Zealand, Singapore, London, NYC, Seattle, Tijuana and LA.

From December 16-29, SnagFilms.com will be the exclusive home for the films and web series chosen for this year's festival. Sign up for details at www.ugpff.com.


This holiday season, SnagFilms presents 5 fabulous DVDs for the film lover in your home. From an inspiring story about WWII veterans to Afghanistan's official Oscar entry to a portrait of the legendary Ginger Baker, these films are the perfect gifts for anybody in the family. 

Limited Edition DVD Releases


SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning Beware of Mr. Baker
 portrays legendary drummer Ginger Baker of Cream in unrestrained detail -- his addictions, his astonishing talent, his mercurial rise, self-destructive path and ultimately his place in the pantheon of rock and roll. The perfect gift for music and documentary lovers young and old alike. 


Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. President George H.W. Bush said "The film's ability to reach out to fellow veterans, friends, and family is what makes this country great." The Los Angeles times called it "enormously moving." Bring it home this Christmas to honor the hero in your life. 


New Indie DVDs


Rough, raw and unapologetically inspirational, filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio's
Let Fury Have the Hour is an exuberant, mixed media collage that incorporates graphic art, music, animation, and spoken word. The Tribeca Film Fest favorite features over 50 artists including Chuck D., Lewis Black, Tom Morello, Eve Ensler, Shepard Fairey and many more. 

Now available for the first time on DVD. 


The Black Tulip, Afghanistan's official selection for the 2012 Academy Awards, is a dramatic journey into the heart and soul of the real Afghanistan that captures the plight and resilience of its people. Rex Reed called it "a gripping experience as politically enlightening and emotionally involving as it is educational... You will not go away unmoved." 

This film is available for the first time on DVD. 


Happy New Year is a bold film about a group of veterans who find friendship while fighting to redefine their lives as they struggle to overcome PTSD. The National Board of Review called it "An important, emotionally-devastating drama" This inspiring look at the lives of war heroes launched on Veterans Day, November 11th, for the first time on DVD. 


Directed by Emmy-winner and Executive Producer of the David Letterman Show, Rob Burnett, We Made This Movie is the story of five graduating high school seniors with no prospects who decide to make an outrageous comedy movie with the hope of getting famous and escaping their depressing town. 
Coming to DVD 12/17/13.

About SnagFilms

SnagReleasing is a full-service film distribution company that brings a selection of distinctive films to worldwide audiences through its extensive, direct distribution relationships with leading and emerging entertainment platforms, such as iTunes, theatrical, pay-digital, TV and physical media. Recent releases include Faces in the Mirror (Produced by Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band); Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 SXSW Grand Jury Winner) and; Honor Flight (Guinness World Record holder for "largest film screening ever").

SnagReleasing is a part of SnagFilms, Inc., which also counts the Indiewire Blog Network, the independent film industry's leading news service, and the award-winning SnagFilms social viewing platform among its business units. Co-founded in 2008 by Ted Leonsis and Rick Allen, SnagFilms, Inc. was named as one of Red Herring's 2013 Top-100 Technology Companies in North America. SnagFilms, Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York and Los Angeles. For further information, visit snagfilms.com.
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