New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 16, 2007–The ¡Sorpresa! Network announced today that it has joined as a partner and sponsor of the 15th Anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival to be held October 17th – 21st, 2007. The ¡Sorpresa! Youth Film Competition is a new signature program that will be part of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Youth Media Program for youth ages 6 to 17.
¡Sorpresa! will be working with area school districts, community and cultural organizations, its multiplatform operators and digital community to promote film submissions that showcase Hispanic culture and identity. ¡Sorpresa! will select five finalists and these films will be shown at the 15th Anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival and will be aired on ¡Sorpresa! throughout Hispanic Heritage Month which concludes on October 15th. The grand prize winner will be selected at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Visit http://www.sorpresatv.com for competition details and learn more about the Festival at http://www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.
“We know that our viewers have tremendous pride in their Latino heritage and we want to stimulate and encourage their creative abilities”, commented Leonard Firestone, ¡Sorpresa! President and COO. “Our partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival allows us to deliver a new category with which to engage our ¡Sorpresa! viewers and digital community.”
¡Sorpresa! is the nation’s first Hispanic children’s television network and digital community. ¡Sorpresa! is owned and operated by Juniper Content Corporation, a media and entertainment company focused on branded content services in high growth markets across multiple distribution channels. ¡Sorpresa! is offered on Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Verizon and The National Cable TV Cooperative. ¡Sorpresa! is also available through third party mobile and broadband platforms, including Brightcove, MSN Latino, AOL Video, Akimbo, Verizon Wireless, MobiTV and sorpresatv.com.
About the Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film – long, short, narrative and documentary -introducing a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. The 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held October 17 through October 21, 2007.