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Winners Announced in First DivX MVWire Music Video Contest

Honors contributions of independent filmmakers for production of music videos for emerging artists (November 03, 2005)

Scene from Socadia's "Sleeping While You Drive"

Scene from Socadia's "Sleeping While You Drive"

Claire de Lune, Jackson United and The 88 were among the winners of the first annual DivX MVWire Music Video Contest, honoring the contributions of independent filmmakers to the production of music videos for emerging artists. Awards were given out in five categories, Best Animation, Best Narrative Video, Best Performance Video, Best Visual Effects and Audience Choice, with the winners receiving prizes that included DivX Certified Consumer Electronics devices and software applications.

Director Andrea Giacomini picked up the Audience Choice Award for Sleeping While You Drive by the electronica group Socadia. J.J. Johnstone won for Best Animation and Best Performance Video for Passenger View by the Minneapolis quintet Claire de Lune. Other winners included Dean DeBlois (Best Narrative Video for Jackson Uniteds Long Shadow) and Michael (Best Visual Effects for The 88s Hide Another Mistake).

?We are thrilled by the response the DivX MVWire Music Video Contest received from filmmakers, from bands and from music fans, said MVWire founder Will Brown. ?The quality and imagination evident in the winning videos is a testament to the talents of independent filmmakers. We are very pleased to provide a global forum for their work.

Finalists were chosen by a panel of music video industry professionals, including Catherine Finkenstaedt, executive producer of Los Angeles production company The Mine, and Jennifer Amerine, directors representative for music videos at @radical media. Winners were chosen through an online viewers poll.

Winning videos are available for download in their entirety in DVD-quality DivX video at Viewers may watch the winning films on any PC or on televisions through one of 50 million DivX Certified consumer electronics devices available from most major manufacturers.

About Music Video Wire
Music Video Wire is the authoritative online source for news and information about the music video industry. Presenting news, features, interviews and access to exciting new videos from both established and emerging filmmakers, Music Video Wire can be found at

About DivX, Inc.
DivX, Inc. creates and distributes DivX video technology, the de facto standard for digital video. The company's latest release is DivX 6, which introduces the DivX Media Format, including DivX video, audio and advanced media features like menus, subtitles and alternate audio tracks for a truly interactive experience. With vast amounts of DivX video content, 200 million users and 50 million DivX Certified products expected on the worldwide market in 2005, DivX drives an entire ecosystem of interoperable platforms and devices. Make DivX your technology provider for content delivery, software applications and connected consumer electronics today.

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