Mobile Film School Chosen for 2008 SXSW AIR-Interactive Competition

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Mobile Film School Chosen for 2008 SXSW AIR-Interactive Competition

Mobile Film School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing media arts education to rural and underserved communities, has been chosen to participate in the seventh annual SXSW AIR-Interactive Competition, which culminates next month.

Austin, Texas, February 15, 2008 - The AIR-Interactive Competition pairs Austin-area musicians, artists and arts organizations with professional website design teams. The design teams in turn create exciting media-rich, accessible websites for the artists and nonprofits. Design teams have the opportunity to apply their technological expertise to ensure that Austin's rich cultural traditions and that everyone, including people with disabilities, can enjoy new cultural breakthroughs.

Recently recognized as Movie Maker Magazine's "Film School of the Week," the Mobile Film School is a nonprofit highly collaborative, multi-disciplined film and video arts program particularly geared toward rural and underserved communities. For taking part in this highly regarded competition, MFS will receive a new, accessible, professionally designed website; one year of free website hosting; and the chance to win awards and accolades if their team’s design is chosen.

The AIR-Interactive Competition is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

MFS’s design team, Pop Labs of Houston, is currently working on the new, more accessible site design for the school. Once they're finished, MFS and Pop Labs can win awards at the 2008 AIR-Interactive awards ceremony on March 11.

Contact:

Lisa McWilliams
MFS Executive Director and Founder
Mobile Film School
(512) 906-2420
lisa@mobilefilmschool.org
http://www.mobilefilmschool.org