Film-maker Kevin Smith is launching an online short film contest.

The Jersey Girl director, pal of Hollywood hunks Ben Affleck and MATT DAMON, has launched MOVIESASKEW.COM, which will let users submit their projects, which will be judged by a panel led by Smith.

Twelve films will be highlighted on the site for one month each and will then compete in the MOVIESASKEW FILM FESTIVAL next year (04), where five finalists will be chosen by celebrity judges and the winner picked by the audience.

The victor will be rewarded with an apprentice position on Smith's next movie, which is expected to be the sequel to CLERKS.

31/08/2004 21:01