SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.
November 24, 2008 08:00 ET
Cisco and Filmaka Announce Winners of the Digital Cribs Video Contest for Aspiring Filmmakers
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) -
- Today, Cisco
(NASDAQ: CSCO) and Filmaka
announced the winners of the Digital Cribs video contest. Filmaka and Cisco
partnered to create the Digital Cribs contest specifically for Filmaka's
global community of aspiring filmmakers, in an effort to show how
individuals from around the world use consumer technology and their home
network in interesting ways.
- Ten brand and 10 viewers' choice winners were selected to win the
Digital Cribs video contest. Brand winners were selected by Cisco
executives based on authenticity, originality and the technology story.
Viewers' choice winners received the highest number of votes from all
- Brand Winners:
- Viewer's Choice Winners:
- In parallel, Cisco is running its "Heaven or Hell" video contest
to give consumers the chance to tell their stories about how they use
consumer technology. The Cisco Digital Cribs: Heaven or Hell video
contest is out to find the coolest uses of personal technology and home
networks as well as the most frustrating stories of technology gone awry.
The contest is part of Cisco's "Digital Cribs" Web series, which
aims to demystify consumer technology and inspire conversations about how
consumer technology and the network contribute to a digitally enhanced
lifestyle. Click here to
view the Digital Cribs: Heaven or Hell social media release.
- Participants can enter the "Digital Cribs: Heaven or
Hell" contest through Nov. 26, 2008.
- Cisco's Digital Cribs Web
series takes viewers inside the homes of Internet, entertainment and sports
enthusiasts to reveal the interesting ways they are using consumer
technology. Click here to
view the "Digital Cribs" webisode social media release.
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- Ken Wirt, vice
president, Consumer Marketing, Cisco
"The global Filmaka community has contributed nearly 100 videos that convey
a true passion for technology and how it enhances the way people live their
lives," said Ken Wirt, vice president, Consumer Marketing, Cisco. "Their
films document real consumer experiences and illustrate the benefit of a
connected life using a home network."
Grushow, President, Filmaka
"Filmaka's global community of directors, writers and other artists rely on
digital technology to stay connected with friends and family, to find out
about opportunities like Cisco's Digital Cribs competition, which can
further their careers, and to create and showcase their work. Filmaka
thanks Cisco for providing our members with such a relevant and rewarding
assignment and congratulates our 20 winners."
- Robin Glass,
Digital Cribs Brand Winner
"From my small studio in a backwash of São Paulo to the world. ... it's a
thrill and a privilege to be a part of this pixel revolution, to tell my
story, and to have the right gear for the job. ... Winning the Cisco
Digital Cribs competition came like a bolt of encouragement to do more, to
create, to touch others."
McKenzie, Digital Cribs Brand Winner
"As a filmmaker I rely on digital technology from start to finish: from
casting actors from Web sites, to filming, editing and uploading the
finished product. ... The opportunity to possibly share this information
with a global audience and have the work seen by Cisco, the Filmaka
community and many more is truly exciting!"
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