Shortly before Xmas 2013, I received an e-mail from a gentleman named Josh Applewood. To be honest, I almost missed it because it went straight into my junk folder - and I almost deleted before I saw, "Ceiling Unlimited" in the subject line.
It turns out my short film Ceiling Unlimited had been invited to participate in the inaugural edition of the American Online Film Awards, the final ceremony of which is to be held in New York.
From what I understand, AOFA operates somewhat differently than other festivals. Given its primary focus on rewarding quality online content, the voting takes place on their website and is done by members of the public; word of this is naturally designed to reach the public via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. The public then purchases a screening pass, which allows them to view everything in either the Spring Showcase or the Fall Showcase, and they then cast their vote - the results of which decide what is ultimately included in the final ceremony.
To visit the AOFA site, please click here.