The PDFF will be streamed live world wide...

via a number of platforms and virtually on

a number of social networking sties and

and websites...

 

we are proud to announce our partnership with:

For the third year thePDFF has teamed up with OpenFilm.com

to screen trailers and movies, and offer a virtual live HD film festival

via multiple platforms and on a number of websites, on our channel

at:

www.OpenFilm.com/channels/Digital-Media-Festival

 

Openfilm has an Advisory Board with Oscar-nominated actor

James Caan (The Godfather). Caan is joined by fellow Godfather

alum and Oscar-winner Robert Duvall, director Mark Rydell,

and actor Scott Caan.  Openfilm is really looking to leverage the

web, social media and established players, all in a bid to help filmmakers and film fans discover and share great content, thePDFF

is proud to be linked up with this premium independent video sharing

online film site...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS ROOM

MARKET RESEARCH

THE DIGITAL SWORD GOES BEYOND THE

CUTTING EDGE INTO THE TECHNOLOGICAL

AND CULTURAL PARADIGM SHIFT...

 

The future is now, and our wild west digital film fest is going

to take you AFTER THE FUTURE.  We  won't be on the cutting

edge, this time we will be the digital sword, somewhere in

cowboy wine country just south and Sideways of Sundance.

 

DIGITAL NEWS

 

 

 

"The Internet continues to grow separate from the economies downturn..." 

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

 

THE PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL IS ALL ABOUT

THE INTERNET AND INTERNET MARKETING...

 

After only three years...thePDFF.com is proud to announce that our daily traffic

on the festival website is double and triple the traffic on many well established Film

Festival Website...We exceed Festivals like the Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago, Malibu,

San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Carmel, San Diego, Indie Fest, Atlanta, LA Reel,

Nashville, Santa Barbara, and other major Film Festivals.

Online distribution pulls ahead of film

Digital disrupts entertainment consumption model   

 

 

"We're starting to see now that digital media is becoming a significant part of revenue for

a lot of companies," says Strategy Analytics director of digital media research Martin

Olausson. "A few years back, everyone was still discussing whether movies would be

distributed online. That's not a discussion anymore."

 

TARGET AREA FOR LOCAL CONCERT AND FILM FESTIVAL IS SILICON VALLEY

AREA, SANTA BARBARA, HOLLYWOOD, SANTA MONICA, AND VIA THE INTERNET

THE WORLD.  DEMOGRAPHICS ARE BABY BOOMERS, FILM MAKERS, SENIORS,

YOUNG FILM MAKERS, FILM LOVERS, AND WINE TOURISTS...

 

PRDFF can help you brand and connect with industry professionals.  We can put your brand in front of

hundreds of thousands of film makers, film lovers, and industry professionals on a more personal level. 

Ride with us and you will benefit from extensive pre and post-event publicity as well as from social

networking before, during and after the event, on-line and in person!

 

Altavista Reports there are 879 links to the Festival website

 

CLICK HERE TO: SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT OUR DIGITAL FILM FEST 

 

You can visit our PRESS ROOM on the website, where you will see the Press services that we offer

the press.  This will result in more stories from the press.  THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY PRESS

FRIENDLY FILM FESTIVAL, prior and during the festival.

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HOLLYWOOD PRESS PARTY IS BEING PLANED FOR HOLLYWOOD AUGUST 09

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OUR MEDIA CONNECTIONS AND SPONSORS from thePDFF # 1, # 2 & #3, were far reaching.

..below is a sample of the coverage that we lined up, and PRDFF # 3 will reach further...

 

VISIT THE FESTIVAL PRESS ROOM AND SEE ALL THE COVERAGE WE GOT FOR

FESTIVAL # 1...  PRESS ROOM

 

 

We've retained and working with long time Paso resident and newspaper man, screenplay

writer and man about town and the movie biz,  Julian Phillips.  Julian will be working on the

phone working the editor's desks at target area newspapers in the silicon valley concen-

trating on Menlo Park, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Fresno, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, Burbank,

Santa Monica, and the world.

 

Plans are to bring on a Los Angeles PR firm.  We will also work again

this year with the News Wire Service:    www.prnewswire.com/

 

1.  WE'LL WORK WITH ALL OF OUR TALENT, SPONSORS, AFFILIATES AND

PARTNERS TO HAVE THEM TO ADVERTISE AND LINK BACK TO THE WEBSITE

 

 

2.  See our INERNETWORK OF SITES...

this was huge advertising and is increasing its reach daily.

 

 

3.  Each issue of Travel Host Magazine Festival runs a 1/4 page ad in their monthly magazine.

4.  Members of the California Film Commission and listed on their site.

5.  We are member of Filmmaker Magazine Forums and post promotions there.

6.  We are listed on OpenFilm.com/channels/Digital-Media-Festival

7.  We are listed in FilmFestival.com

8.  We will be promoted on various Sponsor Websites.

9.   We have daily post going to our Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace and other networks

10. The 'Film Festivals' list at IMDb.com/festivals/
11. The 'Calendar' section on IMDbPro.com pro.imdb.com/calendar

12. Quarter page ad in four month of editions of  SLO Visitors Guide

13.  Radio and TV advertising will begin 2 months prior to the Festival.

14.  BELOW SEE OUR HUGE INTERNET WORK OF INTER-LINKED WEBSITES AND

       SOCIAL NETWORKS...

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The PRDFF will be streamed live from various locations during the festival and

much of the festival can be seen on demand from the festival website.

 

We are presently in discussions with some of the largest online film and streaming

companies to participate in the 5 day event as our broadcast partners, names of which

will be released soon.  The producer of the Festival has some interesting experience in

streaming...and some very excited talks are in motion...

 

In 1995, Benford Standley, festival creator and director,  produced one of the very first live video/audio

Internet cybercast from the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood.  In 1997, while living back in Austin,

Tx, he produced a live Internet cybercast with Willie Nelson and Friends.  The cybercast was produced

in concert with Sony/Columbia Online and he produced  the show on a Bob Dylan website. The show was

a Yahoo "Pick of  the Week," and a pick by CitySearch.com, and was so successful that the Sony server

system crashed in San Francisco.  In 1998, he produced a weekly website for one year from a club on the

corner of Hollywood and Vine.  That year he launched the Virtual Entertainment Internetwork

StudioClub.com eleven years later it is still online and has average of quarter of a million hits per month

for the past two years, and is a webhost of the Film Festival

 

In 1999 and 2000, he produced 5 hour live audio-video webcasts of the First American in the Arts Awards
Ceremony, from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which went off without a hitch and was broadcast via YAHOO...

see more at the link below.

 

Buffalo Benford Webcast Production Page

Click to see more about WEBCAST PRODUCTION ENTITY 

 

MOBIL IS A HUGE GROWTH TREND, AND IT'LL BE A

MARKETING DESIGN FOR THE PR & MARKETING OF THE FESTIVAL...

 

viral marketing campaigns

 

WE LIST A FEW OF THE WEBSITES CONCERNING FILMS FESTIVALS THAT WE

ARE ALREADY AFFILIATED WITH, AND NOW BUILDING ON THE MARKETING

OF THE FESTIVAL WITH THEM AND OTHERS.

Fest21.com

FilmFestivals.com

FilmBlast.com

centerstage.koldcast.tv

MyDamnChannel.com

FilmFestivalSecrets.com

architectsofanewdawn.ning.com

Studentfilmmakers.com

myproducer.tv

Hollywood.tv

GoTVNetworks.com

alllightsfilmmagazine.com

moviemaker.com

festivalinfo.info

HollywoodReporter.com

filmandfestivals.com

veryshortmovies.com

FilmCommunity.com

Variety.com   Market & Festival section

 


Visit our friends at Architects of a New Dawn

 

Digital Age or Digital Revolution, we live in EXPONENTIAL TIMES...the paradigm shifts,

while the digital paradigm is shifting.  Paul Valéry once remarked, "The future is not

what it used to be.

 

We cannot truly control, invent or even predict the future. However, we can hold a vision for

it in order to inspire our efforts and actions.  The future is not what it used to be, nor is it

when it used to be. Negroponte concludes his book by stating that the future is here, now. 

Indeed, the future is here, now and the technological change is ongoing in what could be

described as a non-linear continuum."

 

"Media is being consumed across an increasing number of platforms, including TV, the Internet,

mobile, and DVR," said NBC Universal Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman. "The next

generation of media will be defined by the players who can capitalize on those trends and

deliver integrated, compelling content across all platforms."

 

The Digital Age and the Internet has brought an end to the way we once knew the print and

magazine business, newspapers, books, travel agencies, the music, tv and film business, and

retail marketing and advertising.  The Internet is the "super informational highway" that drives

the revolution beyond anything known in history.  Now we know why they made the spelling

 with a capital "I".

The world's first major film festival was held in Venice in 1932. Today there are thousands of film festivals

around the world, ranging from high profile festivals such as Sundance in Park City, Cannes in France,

the Telluride, Temecula, Toronto, Malibu to Woodstock Film Festivals.  There are many books selling on

and about film festivals, how to submit to, prepare for and attend a film festival, books on directing,

producing and making your own film all have chapters on film festivals.  It is and for many years has

been part of the movie making process.  Now with the new digital age, the paradigm shift in the

entertainment business, the tapeless and filmless, and old distribution channels drying up, film festivals

are becoming more important in the film making process, to bring your finished work out to the world.

 

In addition, a new phenomenon growing world wide is film festival tourism, cities are generating tens of

millions of dollars in revenue.  Many cities and festivals are offering tour packages.  Some cities are

giving marketing and tourism grants and convention support to festival producers.  After the work and

study that I have done over the past few years going to film festivals, and now producing a film festival,

I believe that this is only going to grow, especially in the light of the new changes in major studios,

what theaters will show and won't show. Huge change is the new distribution entities like Netflicks.com,

and Amazon.com, who just recently bought IMBD.com, Web's most comprehensive and authoritative

source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities.  Then Amazon.com purchased the idie movie

distribution site Withoutabox.com, that owns a data base of films world wide and the site allows

filmmakers to submit their movies to indie festivals world wide.  This merger and other film websites

like Veoh.com, Youtube, MyspaceTV.com and other websites are creating more film makers than

Hollywood ever dreamed of...


PDFF DIGITAL INTERNETWORK

 

Staff in the office are online promoting on the INTERNETWORK of sites that we have part of our

realm... of each day promoting the Film Festival.  Through the memberships, blogs, chat rooms,

message boards, our staff will daily from now until Festival Time promote and promote in cyberspace.

Festival staff member is in LA working part time promoting the website and the Film Festival.

 

WE BEGIN SEVERAL WEEKLY STREAMING PROGRAMS ON THE WEBSITE when Marketing

begins...The website is to be a ongoing and building place for the Festival...we will promote daily to

promote and market the Festival and the streaming to THE PDFF INTERNETWORK seen below...

 

 

 

THE PDFF INTERNETWORK

The PDFF will be streamed live world wide...pre marketing and INTER-LINKING

will be with the sites listed below and more we are connecting to weekly...

 

we are most proud to announce our partnership with:

 

PDFF INTERNETWORK

We are link to and connected to each and every site

below, and this is part of our festival networking...

A Portal for the Festival and a lead network

touch stone for many of the social connections is

 

filmcommunity.com/profile­/PasoRoblesDigitalFilmFest

bookmedirect.com/PasoRoblesDigitalFilmFestival

youtube.com/prdigitalfilmfest

movingpicturesmagazine.com/

prdigitalfilmfest.ning.com

nextcat.com/studioclub

veoh.com/users/studioclub

dailymotion.com/user/digitalfilmfest

prfilmfest.blogspot.com/

ustream.tv/studioclub

MySpace.com/studioclub

livevideo.com/studioclub

YouTube.com/studioclub

studioclub.podango.com

tagged.com/studioclub

filmmakermagazine.com

unitedfilmmaker.com/

studentfilmmakers.com

filmmakersalliance.com

bulletfilm.com

Documentary.org

FilmMovement.com

amdoc.org

filmfestawards.com

filmfestivalpost.com

moviemaker.com

Filmfestival.com

Fest21.com

Howcast.com

IMDB.com

iTunes.com

Amazon.com

cdbaby.com

reelconnect.com

IDA.com

indiewire.com

Variety.com

MetaCafe.com

Joost.com

Hulu.com

Renderyard.com

LiveStream.com

Bukisa.com

www.winetwo.net

 

WITH OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

YOU CREATE A RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY

 

Social media and online communities are transforming traditional business functions, from marketing and human resources

to technical support. Through user-generated content tools and engaging in conversations with their people - employees, customers, partners, and prospects - companies are learning that they can drive innovation, build brand awareness, and energize their audiences and ultimately improve retention, revenue, and their bottom line.  Join THE PRDFF

INTERNETWORK and Sponsor...

As you will see from the websites above in the PRDFF INTERNETWORK, many that are the top in social networking, we have established links and pages with these, with each week the InterNetworking will grow and grow.  You will be connected to a virtual world through network identities, groups, and connections to others.

 

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Together IMDb and Withoutabox to Expand Audiences for

Festivals and Filmmakers


SEATTLE--(Business Wire)--The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's most

comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities and a subsidiary

of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced it has agreed to acquire Without A Box
(withoutabox.com), the worldwide media company dedicated to advancing independent film and

connecting artists with audiences.

 

"For eight years, Withoutabox has enabled filmmakers and festivals to reach the widest audience

possible," said David Straus, CEO, Withoutabox. "Now, they will be able to connect directly with

the 50 million film lovers who visit IMDb each month."

WithOutaBox.com

IMDB.com

Amazon.com

THE PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL IS A MEMBER OF THE THREE OF

THESE HUGE WEBSITES AND HAVE OUR SITE LINKED INTO THERE

PROGRAMS, AND WILL SEE HUGE BENEFITS IN THE TRAFFIC AND

PR FOR THE FESTIVAL.

 

see more on this at:   AMAZON/IMDB/WITHOUTABOX

 

WITH OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

YOU CREATE A RELATIONSHIP ECONOMY

 

Social media and online communities are transforming traditional business functions, from marketing and human

resources to technical support. Through user-generated content tools and engaging in conversations with their

people - employees, customers, partners, and prospects - companies are learning that they can drive innovation,

build brand awareness, and energize their audiences and ultimately improve retention, revenue, and their bottom line. 

 

Sponsor with us and you ride this new digital wave of cross platform promotions...

As you will see from the websites above in the PRDFF INTERNETWORK, many that are the top in social networking,

we have established links and pages with these, with each week the InterNetworking will grow and grow.  You will

be connected to a virtual world through network identities, groups, and connections to others.  This InterNetwork

will grow and connect us to a HUGE PROMOTION REACH IN CYBERSPACE...

MUSICAL DOCUMENTARIES: A CRESCENDO OF FILMS, DVDs

THE SURGE OF INTEREST IN DOCUMENTARY FILMS HAS TAKEN A TUNEFUL TWIST AS FILMS ABOUT

MUSICIANS AS DIVERSE AS JANIS JOPLIN, TONY BENNET, AND JQAY ZARRIVE ON MOVIE SCREENS

AND ON DVD TO INCREASING ATTENTION FROM MOVIE AND MUSIC FANS ALIKE...

 

MARCH 2008, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE HAD SIX MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS

IN THE TOP 30 OF THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

 

"Digital marketing is no longer looked at as something that should be focused on but an area that must be focused on,"

said Craig Dunn, Senior Client Manager, Music City Networks. "Many Country Music consumers are just as online

savvy now as any other demographic and expect their favorite artists to have a strong online presence."  There is also

an increased awareness among record labels regarding the importance of driving traffic to online sites where listeners

can purchase both physical and digital versions of the promoted music.

 

"This has led to an increase in the use of affiliate links to online music destinations that sell the promoted music," said

 Lucas Hilbert, Managing Editor, Music, amazon.com. "It also generates an additional revenue stream for the originating

Web site that made the online referral."

 

As a result, investment in digital space for artists and labels has risen to an unprecedented level. "Two years ago, an artist

could succeed without a digital strategy," said Heather McBee, VP, Digital Business, Sony Music Nashville. "Today it's

become a key component to the marketing plan that builds a presence for the artist and helps establish a meaningful

relationship with fans."

 

 

PROMOTION AND STREAMING PARTNER FOR PRDFF

The SC is owned and operated by Festival Producer Benford Standley, the site sees an average of

150,000 hits a month for the past year.  The site has been online for 11 years, and is on every search

engine on the web.  The site is a major sponsor of the Film Festival and visit the site and you will see

how front and center the Film Festival is promoted on the high traffic site.

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT LETTERS ON THE REPUTATION OF THE

SITE   STUDIOCLUB.COM LETTERS OF SUPPORT

 

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THE FESTVIAL ITSELF IS NEWS, AND WHAT WE ARE ABOUT IS NEWS...

 

MUSICAL DOCUMENTARIES: A CRESCENDO OF FILMS, DVDs

THE SURGE OF INTEREST IN DOCUMENTARY FILMS HAS TAKEN A TUNEFUL TWIST AS FILMS

ABOUT MUSICIANS AS DIVERSE AS JANIS JOPLIN AND JQAY ZARRIVE ON MOVIE SCREENS

AND ON DVD TO INCREASING ATTENTION FROM MOVIE AND MUSIC FANS ALIKE...

 

MARCH 2008, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE HAD SIX MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS

IN THE TOP 30 OF THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

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EMAIL DATA BASE... WEEKLY EMAIL BLASTS

VIA CONSTANT CONTACT.

 

The PRDFF, Producer Benford Standley, Paso Film Festival, and the StudioClub.com have an

email data base in the thousands of "A" list people in the entertainment business.

 

Weekly we are adding new mailing lists, contacts, and directories to this data base. PDFF has a

huge email data based that is made up of some of the following directories:

 

Hollywood Reporter Creative Directory Guide

The HIDEF Sourcebook for 2008

Consumer Electronic Show 2008 Directory

Infocomm Commintication Guide Directory

National Asso. TV Prouducer Directory

National Asso. TV Producers Guide to North America Directory

The 2008 Event Production Directory

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory

Paso are winery directory

Wine and Vines Directory targeting all Central California Wineries

 

THESE NUMBER IN THE TENS OF THOUSANDS, AND WE WILL EMAIL THEM EVERY

TEN DAYS...AND SEND THEM TO THE WEBSITE.  THIS WILL GO ON DAY AFTER DAY

THROUGH THE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FESTIVAL.

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THE PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL HAS STAR POWER

The list of big stars and the youth elements will go far on the search engines.

 

PASO DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL

Buffalo Benford Productions, LLC

Paso Robles and Hollywood, California

323-850-8919

pdfilmfest@gmail.com