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2009 Wyoming Short Film Contest Goes Digital With mDialog Technology

New mBed and mLoader Tools Simplify Video Submission Uploads and Contests (January 20, 2009)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/20/09 --


mDialog, a company committed to high-resolution social video, has partnered with the Wyoming Film Office to bring its video platform to the 2009 Wyoming Short Film Contest, enabling digital submissions for the first time. Submissions for this year's contest opened today and will continue through April 30, 2009.

Previously, entrants were required to mail in DVD submissions, which required extra time and money. With mDialog, the process is simple and free. Entrants visit the contest site at, then upload submissions to the contest channel in just a few steps.

The Wyoming Film Office is the first company to take advantage of mDialog's newest version of its mLoader web-based, in-browser encoding tool. With the upgraded mLoader, mDialog is also announcing its first Internet Explorer plug-in. Previously, mLoader was only available as a Safari plug-in. Rather than requiring entrants to visit, the new version launches directly from the mDialog embeddable player, which is housed on the Wyoming Film Office Web site. This means that organizations that are creating contests, or that would just like to encourage video responses from visitors, can offer an easy browsing and uploading tool built right into their own web sites.

The winning filmmaker receives $25,000 towards the budget of their next film that is made in Wyoming. For more information and contest details, visit


"mDialog was a logical choice when we were looking for options to transition to a digital platform this year. Not only does it enable filmmakers to easily upload video submissions but it also allows for a private area for judges to rank and comment on videos and a public channel for sharing the winning video and other submissions with the world." -- Aliza Sherman, social media consultant for the Wyoming Film Office

"We felt that by making the submission process web-based, we'd benefit filmmakers both directly and indirectly. The Web brings opportunities for greater exposure and with mDialog's easy embed process, blogger fans will be able to share top submissions with their communities." -- Michell Howard, manager, Film, Arts & Entertainment, Wyoming Travel & Tourism

"mDialog offers filmmakers three features that are invaluable: easy upload and management of files, multiple distribution options and the ability to monetize. And with these latest versions of mBed and mLoader, we're now also a turnkey solution for studios and festivals that, like the Wyoming Film Office, want to make it easy for participants to upload videos then manage the submission process -- all without ever leaving their site." -- Greg Philpott, CEO and president of mDialog

About mDialog

mDialog provides the best online platform for high-res portable social video. Its easy four-step process | Publish | Engage | Distribute | Monetize | allows professional content producers and amateur video enthusiasts alike to captivate and interact with audiences anywhere.

Designed to make video more interactive, the mDialog Video Platform includes a suite of social video features like video surveys, contests, voting, collaboration, and commenting.

Powerful distribution features allow full control of where video goes and how it gets there. mDialog provides options for secure private sharing, RSS/iTunes feeds, direct video channel embeds and geotargeted advertising. The mDialog iPhone app is the most comprehensive video solution available on the iPhone, allowing users to not only view but engage and manage video from their iPhone. mDialog is a subsidiary of mDialog Corporation, which was founded in 2005 and is based in Toronto, Canada and New York City. Visit

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