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AtomFilms and Lucasfilm Announce 19 'Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge' Finalists
Jay Cochran - May 16, 2007

Lucasfilm and AtomFilms(R), a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today announced the 19 official selections in the annual "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge," their long-running celebration of the best videos created by Star Wars fans, for Star Wars fans. The movies, which include short parodies, epic works of fan fiction, world premieres and internet classics, are now available for viewing and Audience Choice voting at the Fan Movie Challenge site:

The "Fan Movie Challenge's" top movie, as designated by Star Wars creator George Lucas, will be unveiled May 27 at Lucasfilm's Star Wars Celebration event in Los Angeles on the 30th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Star Wars. In addition to this illustrious honor, the movie will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:25 p.m. ET/PT.

This year, the "Fan Movie Challenge" received a record-breaking number of submissions from five continents between March and May 2007. The official selections are in competition for six awards of merit judged by George Lucas, Lucasfilm staff, and AtomFilms staff, plus the Audience Choice Award, as designated by the votes of the internet audience at beginning today.

The complete list of award categories is:

* George Lucas Selects Award
* Audience Choice Award
* Best Comedy
* Best Fan Fiction/Drama
* Best Action
* Best Animation
* Best Short Subject

The official selections are:

* Bounty Hunter: The Interview, by MooseJack Studios
* Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, by Blame Society Productions
* Essence of the Force, by Pat Kerby
* Forced Alliance, by Spearshield
* Forces of Fortitude, by Clive Lee
* IG-88: The Dancing Robot, by Anton Bogaty
* Incident at Toshi Station, by Mike McMahan
* My Name is Darth, by Robert Reeves
* R2D2 Sound System Commercial, by James Bazan
* Recruit of the Jedi, by Ryan N. Wilcox
* Return of Pink Five, Vol 2, by Trey Stokes
* Star Wars Revelations, by Shane Felux
* Surreptitious, by Craig Allen
* The Death of Jar Jar, by Damien Valentine
* The Ewok Song, by Allen Heifetz
* The Eyes of Darth Tator, by Lee Vehe
* The Fan Film, by Matt Sobule
* The Knudson Menace, by Amy Earhart
* The Phantom Medalist, by Dan Mason

For more information please visit the official "Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge" Website at


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