PASTE Magazine Puts Rock'n'Reel Festival Short Films on DivX Stage6 Digital Video Community
Cutting Edge Magazine Creates Online Festival Channel Featuring High-Quality Short Films and Viewers' Contest
September 15, 2006—San Diego, CA and Decatur, GA— Paste Magazine, an innovative music, film and culture magazine, today announced the launch of an interactive online channel to content creators, fans and artists involved in the 2 nd Annual Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. The "Paste Fest" channel is available on the new DivX Stage6 digital video community at http://www.pasterocknreel.com/rate
Beginning during the actual physical Rock'n'Reel Festival, the Paste Fest channel will host selected short films and videos that will be shown in 4 rounds of competition -- 10 short films, 10 videos per week, starting September 15. Finalists will be featured from October 16 - 27, with the opportunity for community and film enthusiasts to vote for the winners. The online winners will be announced on 31 October and will receive prizes provided by sponsors DivX Stage6 and Spout.com. Entry into the competition is still available for music videos and short films, and can be found at http://www.pasterocknreel.com/2006/
"When we launched the Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival in 2005, we wanted to showcase quality shorts and music videos in a vibrant festival setting," said Tim Regan-Porter, President/Publisher of Paste. "Rock'n'Reel 2005 also gave us great content for DVD Samplers. Thanks to great technology like DivX and an accessible, powerful Internet community like Stage6, we can take share the Rock'n'Reel Festival experience with a global audience in a powerful, communal way."
After the end of the online festival, Paste Magazine will continue to offer viewers a wide selection of genre-busting video and music content on the DivX Stage6 "Paste Presents" channel. From short films to music videos, concert footage and coverage of festivals and cultural events, the channel will look to shine a spotlight on the "Signs of Life in Music, Film & Culture" that the magazine covers on a monthly basis. Expanding the experience available with the magazine, the Paste Presents channel will allow users to engage and interact with the content, viewing personal journal posts from Paste Magazine team, downloading additional material, and joining the conversation themselves, weighing in on their favorite bands and videos through interactive forums and user-created journals.
To join in on the Paste Fest channel in high-quality DivX video, visit http://www.pasterocknreel.com/rate
About PASTE magazine
PASTE magazine prides itself on being the premier magazine for people who still enjoy discovering new music, prize substance and song craft over fads and manufactured attitude, and appreciate quality music in whatever genre it might inhabit from indie rock to jazz. In addition to its poignant music coverage, PASTE has become known for its thoughtful analysis on the best in film, books and other aspects of popular and alternative culture and provides a free 21-song CD sampler along with each issue. Now in its fourth year of production, PASTE magazine is distributed in over 12 countries and is available on newsstands all over the U.S. and Canada - including: Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Tower, Hastings, Joe Muggs, B. Dalton, and independent newsstands and music stores everywhere with more being added all the time.
About DivX Stage6
DivX Stage6 is a digital video community that allows content creators to easily upload video content and create custom channels to build and grow communities around their own unique brands. Anyone can distribute their DivX video content through the service, choosing to either offer the content for free or to set their own price to sell content directly to consumers. DivX is a digital media format similar to MP3 for video, offering higher quality with greater compression so users can view up to full High Definition video within a web browser. All DivX content available through the service is interoperable with the over 46 million DivX Certified consumer electronics devices, such as DVD players and portable media players, that have been shipped worldwide.