Bitfilm Festival Starts Competition for the Best Films on Bitcoin
The Bitfilm Festival, the world’s film festival about Bitcoin, will start a new competition for films about Bitcoin and Blockchain technology today, accompanied by a worldwide tour of film screenings starting on November 6.
“We re-invented our festival last year”, says Aaron Koenig, who founded the Bitfilm Festival in 2000. “It was a great experience to focus on films about this new form of money that takes away power from banks and governments. So we will do it again and hope to show even better films and reach even more people”
The Bitfilm Festival will start with a kick-off event in Berlin’s Kino Central, in Rosenthaler Straße 39, Berlin-Mitte on November 6. It will be followed by a worldwide tour of cinema screening organised by local Bitcoin communities. So far San Francisco, Saigon, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Budapest and Amsterdam have been confirmed, more events will be announced soon.
The voting will take place on the Bitcoin blockchain. Each film will have its individual Bitcoin address. By donating money to the films they like best, viewers can decide who will win the awards for the best feature and the best short film. Submissions are open until October 21st at www.bitfilm.com/bff15/.
The Bitfilm Festival has been showing films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way since the year 2000. Bitfilm produces short films for commercial clients, many of them Bitcoin startups. The Bitfilm Festival 2015 is powered by Globumbus Foundation and Satoshi Pay.