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VOTE IT FORWARD FESTIVAL Winners! Lizz Winstead's "It's The Law" Video Takes Top Prize

Online Video Shorts Win $10,000 in Prizes for Inspiring Engagement in the 2012 Election! View the winners at www.VoteItForwardFest.com/Winners

Nov. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- The inaugural Vote It Forward Festival (VIFF) announces the winners of its online video contest!  VIFF awarded a total of $10,000 for short film submissions on the topic of voting in the United States.  Inspired by the 2012 Presidential election, VIFF encouraged both filmmakers and amateurs worldwide to share their motivation for participating in the electoral process.  View all winning videos and submissions at www.VoteItForwardFest.com (http://www.voteitforwardfest.com/).

Vote It Forward Festival 2012 Awards ($1,000 each):

Best of Fest Grand Prize: It's the Law by Lizz Winstead

Best Short Documentary Prize: March On, Vote It Forward by Esosa Edosomwan

Best Comedy Prize: Chocolate Barbarella in Make Your Choice by Arnold Bueso

Best Video Blog Prize: Ohio Matters by Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly

Social Media Rockstar Prize: Re-elect Barack Obama by Brian Bradley

Runners-Up ($500 each):

How Ya Doin? by Dave Rosenberg

Decision 2012: The Ecussionist X by Matt Vorzimer

Why Do You Vote? by Scott Kerns

P-P-P Paul Ryan! by Anna Callegari  

Vote:) by Qaadir

I Am the Change by J. Julian Christopher

In Obama's Words by Cassaundra Sampson

Getting Political by ThreeGForce

Your Voice Matters, Your Vote Matters by Joanne Roberts

Your Grandparents Taxes by Mark Loewenstern

VIFF is produced by award-winning film and media professionals Aurin Squire and Caits Meissner.  VIFF judges include Lisa Russell, Nick Shimkin, Nikyatu Jusu, and Bayeté Ross Smith.  

For more information on VIFF and voting in the 2012 U.S. election, visitwww.VoteItForwardFest.com.

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