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by Birgit Schrumpf

Euro 4,444 for 100 Seconds
How would you like to earn Euro 4,444 for 100 seconds? This amount, as well as a script workshop with the famous Swiss Script Academy, was the prize given to the winner of the micromovie Award 2008, sponsored by DAS VIERTE (TV station). On top of it Everest Poker is adding a trip to the Canary Islands during the Finale of the Spanish Poker Tour in December.

This year’s lucky winner was Jan Schwarze with his micromovie Der große Bluff (the big bluff). Actress Sonja Kirchberg presented him with the award during the ceremony held at the Casino Esplanade Hamburg.

What is a micromovie?
Each year aspiring script writers/movie makers are invited to send in a script on a pre-determined theme that fits into a film of 100 seconds. This year the theme was all about “winning.” The ten best films can then be watched during the FilmFest Hamburg, as well as on the internet. At the cinemas the audience members could fill check their choices on a ballot. On the internet it is easy just to click the chosen film in the appropriate box. There are also prizes for audience participation, the winners, to be determined by a drawing For further information and participation for 2009 just go to the website