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By Film Threat Staff | May 5, 2000

The North by Northwest Festival, kind of a sister festival to SXSW, will hold a Digital Video Shorts Festival and Competition September 20-23, 2000 in Portland, Oregon. Applications can be filled out online, downloaded from the NXNW website ( or can be obtained by calling 512/467-7979. Applicants will need to read the instructions, complete, and return this application (along with a press kit, tape or cd, and a $10 application fee) in order to be considered for a showcase slot. Postmark deadline for submitting the NXNW showcase application is June 16, 2000.
New for NXNW 2000 is a Digital Video Shorts Festival and Competition. A core philosophy of NXNW is that local control results in national impact–and that understanding business is crucial for developing your art. The NXNW Digital Video Shorts Festival will reinforce these philosophies while serving the next generation of guerrilla filmmakers driven by the do-it-yourself accessibility of new media. Applications for the Digital Video Shorts Festival can also be obtained at
The NXNW Music and New Media Conference also features three days of panel sessions on how new media technology is impacting the music industry, as well as discussions of more traditional aspects of this business (such as A&R, touring and publicity). Another component of NXNW is the three-day Trade Show, where the region’s top music and new media companies will be displaying their wares. All NXNW daytime events take place at the Embassy Suites, located at 329 SW Pine in downtown Portland. ^ NXNW is co-presented by Willamette Week and by South by Southwest. For more information on NXNW, see or e-mail

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