Top film distributor Raven Banner Entertainment joins 48FILM Project Jury

James Fler, Michael Paszt and Andrew Hunt of leading distribution company, Raven Banner Entertainment, have joined the 48FILM Project Jury. The festival is an international online short film competition, with a $100,000 production budget prize.
By: 48FILM Project Inc.
Partners of international film distributor Raven Banner join 48FILM Projects.
Partners of international film distributor Raven Banner join 48FILM Projects.
LOS ANGELES - Dec. 29, 2015 - PRLog -- The 48FILM Project is honored to announce that leading international distributor, Raven Banner Entertainment Inc. has joined the 2015 festival jury.

The 48FILM Project short film competition made headlines earlier this FALL by announcing the $100,000 (one hundred thousand dollars, USD) budget to film a feature film as Grand Prize.

Raven Banner Entertainment is a full service company that represents and produces innovative and compelling genre films for the worldwide market, and Canadian distribution.

Founded by James Fler with partners Michael Paszt and Andrew Thomas Hunt; Raven Banner Entertainment represents, and produces unique, innovative and cutting edge genre films for North American distribution and the international marketplace. Through its expertise in strategic project management, Raven Banner Entertainment can assist in any and all stages of project production. From acquisitions, representation, negotiations, strategic marketing plans, consultation, and sales, Raven Banner Entertainment is there in whatever capacity needed. We not only focus on the success of the films, but the success of the filmmakers as well.

James Fler has taken a decidedly different path to the film industry than his partners have. A successful entrepreneur for over 20 years in a variety of different industries, James’s business sense and creative eye has allowed him to build an impressive professional portfolio, and reputation. At Raven Banner James oversees worldwide sales, having quickly established professional relationships with some of the industry’s leading distribution companies (Sony, IFC, Magnolia, Lionsgate, to name but a few) and has direct contact with the key players. As well, James annually attends all the major world markets and festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, AFM, and TIFF.

Michael Paszt has more than 10 years experience in the field of international distribution, Michael Paszt is one of the most respected names in the area of independent film. As head of Raven Banner Entertainment Michael will be responsible for driving film prospect discovery in global sales markets and international film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto International Film Festival to name a few. Key to his success is a disciplined and proven strategic evaluation process, enabling the selection of film properties ideally suited to the unique needs and preferences of global, regional and national markets.

Andrew T Hunt is an award-winning Writer/Producer/Director with over 15 years experience in the film and television industry. Andrew’s feature length directorial debut “Sweet Karma” premiered at the 2009 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, garnering praise and kudos from press and industry insiders alike. It went on to play Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and Fantasporto in Portugal, and to date has been acquired for distribution in over 20 territories. In addition to managing the creative aspects at Raven Banner, Andrew oversees the review, development and packaging of feature projects from script to screen.

With their expansive knowledge of the motion picture industry, the Raven Banner team will be instrumental in selecting the 2015 48FILM Project winners.  Winning films will be screened at the 2015 award ceremony in Los Angeles, California on February 9, 2016 at the Director’s Guild of America.

The 48FILM Project online festival is open to everyone: beginner to professional, from all nations.  Once registered, a competing team selects a genre and importantly: when they want to start the clock. 48FILM Project provides three (3) elements that are required to be included: a character, a line and a prop. Filmmakers then have forty eight (48) hours to create a short film in English or with English subtitles, four (4) to seven (7) minutes in length and upload it to Creators retain the rights to their own intellectual property.

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To register and be eligible to win the Grand Prize of making a feature film:

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