Openfilm names first winner, changes rules for indie filmmaking contest, a Website dedicated to offering independent filmmakers a chance to get its foot in the door, has found its first winner. 

“Help,” a short by Val Lauren, has taken the top prize – which earns the director $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in financing. The film tells the story of a man on a desperate mission to save his dying mother’s life.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog

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