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Pegasys Sponsors 21-Day Filmmaking Competition and Philadelphia Filmathon

Submitted by: Antarra Communications

2009-10-22 00:09:46 digg facebook Email twitter print

Winners Received Prizes Including the TMPGEnc Super Bundle Software

Winners Received Prizes Including the TMPGEnc Super Bundle Software

Gardena, CA (OPENPRESS) October 22, 2009 -- Pegasys, Inc. ( the company that makes digital video easy was a sponsor of ProjectTwenty1's 21-day Filmmaking Competition and the Philadelphia Filmathon. The P21Fest, hosted by Project Twenty1, took place October 1-4, 2009 in University City, Philadelphia. Winners were announced on October 4 at the awards ceremony.

Project Twenty1 is a completely volunteer-run arts organization dedicated to inspiring, connecting, exhibiting, and promoting artists of all disciplines through film and animation. The 4th Annual P21Fest hosted an array of independent film screenings, workshops, parties, and networking events around University City. Over 50 films were screened over the 4-Day festival, including the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition films, a collection of shorts from all over the world.

"Good software is essential in today's film productions, especially with the massive technological expansion over the last 20 years. Without dependable software, the artist has no paintbrush," remarked Stephanie Yuhas, Project Twenty1's Executive Director. "We're excited about the growth of Project Twenty1 as an incubator for artists and are pleased Pegasys and its TMPGEnc brand of products was a sponsor, providing an excellent software package for our winners."

Director Bajir Cannon won the Philadelphia Filmathon for Best Feature, The Distance Between the Apple and the Tree. Ghost Light by Team Emerald Products won the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition for Best Film. Prizes for both included Pegasys' Super Bundle Pack software consisting of TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, Authoring Works 4, MovieStyle and MPEG Editor 3. The software bundle enables the independent filmmaker to do it all -- convert, edit, transfer video to digital devices, burn to Blu-ray Disc and DVD, and create custom menus.

"Pegasys is pleased to have sponsored the contest and provide our Super Bundle Pack software for the winners. Our TMPGEnc products are ideally suited for the independent filmmaker and it is exciting to support Project Twenty1's filmmaking competitions that create a promotional venue for artists from Philadelphia and all over the world," stated Tak Ebine, Pegasys' CEO.

About Pegasys Inc.
Pegasys Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Pegasys was established in 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus -- probably the world's most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company's two flagship products, the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder and the new TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users.

The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, Pegasys Inc.'s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. Pegasys technologies have been bundled with quality products from top worldwide manufacturers, including Sony Japan and Pioneer.

Pegasys Links
For more information please visit:
Phone: 310-327-9700

About Project Twenty1
Project Twenty1 is an organization dedicated to exhibiting, promoting, inspiring, and connecting artists from all disciplines through filmmaking. They host film festivals, networking events, educational workshops, and competitions in the greater Philadelphia area that attract participants from all over the world. They also partner with other organizations globally to provide maximum exposure for their participants, community, and sponsors.

Their goals are simple: Turn the often-arduous task of making a film back into an exciting, enjoyable activity. Build a supportive network and a prestigious venue through which motivated filmmakers and artists can get their work in front of the world. And in the process, witness the birth of truly original, entertaining films and exciting new creative relationships.

Project Twenty1 stands by its slogan, "Not Just a Film Festival," as it seeks to go beyond the standard conventions of a festival and help unite the world of independent artists, allow them direct paths to their audiences, and continue to build the cultural and artistic scene in Philadelphia.

Project Twenty1 Links
For more information please visit:
Phone: 215-253-7640

Pegasys Contacts:
Antarra Communications
Carol Warren

Doris Emich

Project Twenty1 Contact:
Stephanie Yuhas
Executive Director

Contact Info

Antarra Communications
Phone: 714-890-4500
11601 Court Lane
Anaheim, CA 93804

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