MNM Productions has launched
iMovieFest.com, a Web site that offers a place for amateur filmmakers to show off the flicks they’ve created with iMovie or other editing software. Members can upload links to their works and receive ratings from other users as well as access iMovie tutorials, download free plug-ins, music and sound effects, participate in the site’s discussion forums and more. While basic membership is free, VIP members get the added bonus of linking to more than one movie at a time, keeping their older links online while others are deleted, receiving private messages in the forum and more. VIP memberships are US$5.95 per month or $44.95 annually. iMovieFest.com currently boasts almost 600 members and 140 videos available for viewing, and in late August it plans to release details of its first filmmaking contest. Final Cut tutorials will also arrive in late summer, with video hosting being offered this fall.