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Keek Inc.

October 24, 2014 08:00 ET

Keek Named Official Video App of Varsity Brands All American High School Film Festival

Opening Its Platform to Over 2,000 Student Filmmakers to Create Short Form Content

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 24, 2014) - Today Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced its partnership with The Varsity Brands All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF), which will take place October 24-26 in New York City. Keek has been named the official video app for the event, which will be held at the Hilton Midtown, with all screenings and panels running at the AMC Empire Multiplex located in Times Square. The festival is the premiere showcase for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world and connects filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect, and recognition they deserve. The event was founded by filmmaker Andrew Jenks star of MTV's "World of Jenks" and Paul Castro (screenwriter of "August Rush") is confirmed as this year's award show host.

AAHSFF includes participation from celebrity judges and presenters who are among the world's most successful filmmakers, actors and directors including: Alli Simpson (Musician), Alysia Reiner (Actress, "Orange is The New Black"), Brianna Brown (Actress, "True Blood"), Carlton Cuse (Producer, "Lost"), Chloe Bennet (Actress, "Agents of Shield"), Danny Rose (Producer, "Scorpion"), David Alan Basche (Actor, "The Exes"), Doug Ellin (Creator, "Entourage"), Dylan McDermott (Actor, "Stalker"), Dylan Ratigan (Actor/Host, "The Dylan Ratigan Show"), Ed Burns (Producer/Director/Actor/Producer), Jackson Harris (Musician/Performer), John D'Leo (Actor, "The Family"), Josh Schwartz (Screenwriter, "Gossip Girl"), Kristen Stewart (Actress, "The Twilight Saga"), Mike Figueroa (Actor, "A Walk Among the Tombstones"), Nastia Liukin (2008 Olympic Champion) and Stephanie Savage (Producer/Writer, "Gossip Girl") Both Burns and McDermott have filmed special messages on Keek that can be viewed on the AAHSFF Keek page at: https://www.keek.com/profile/hsfilmfest.

More than 2,000 students from across the country are scheduled to attend. In 2013 and 2014, the festival received more than 2,200 film submissions from 48 states and 17 countries, highlighting a global community of young filmmakers. The field was narrowed down to 294 official film selections which will be presented throughout the three day festival. A full list of films and filmmakers can be found at http://www.hsfilmfest.com/2014-screening-times/.

"This is a record setting year for the AAHSFF as we saw the highest number of film submissions and overall participation from students and professional filmmakers alike," said Jenks. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Keek this year. They provide young talented filmmakers with an outlet to express their creativity in a fresh and modern way."

"Keek is a platform made for storytelling. It is part of our DNA. We live in an ever-mobile and fast-paced world and the filmmakers of the future intuitively know how to create engaging bite-sized content," said Keek CMO Lin Dai. "A whole generation of new filmmakers see our platform as a way to share their work and connect directly with audiences. World-class agents and managers have discovered and signed talent from Keek. We are thrilled to partner with AAHSFF to support young filmmakers everywhere."

Jenks has been described by the Village Voice as 'the voice of his generation.' His films have been distributed by HBO and ESPN and his critically acclaimed documentary series, 'World of Jenks' received #1 ratings on MTV. Jenks is currently directing/producing several episodes of ESPN's "30 for 30" series, in addition to directing/producing several documentary films.

To purchase tickets for the 2014 festival, visit http://www.hsfilmfest.com.

About All American High School Film Festival:
The festival is the brainchild of award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks, described by the Village Voice as 'the voice of his generation'. His critically acclaimed documentary series, 'World of Jenks' was the highest rated premiere in MTV's history. His previous films have been distributed by HBO, ESPN, and he currently has 3 films soon to be released, including the much-anticipated movie about Ryan Ferguson. Andrew most recently directed and produced, 'Posterized' part of ESPN's Emmy-award winning series, 30 for 30 Films.

About Varsity Brands:
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit. Together, these assets promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations. With over 4,600 dedicated employee-owners and independent representatives, Varsity Brands reaches its individual and institutional customers each year via catalog, telesales, ecommerce sites and direct sales channels. For more information about Varsity Brands, please visit www.varsitybrands.com.

Keek:
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with 70 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real-time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages. 

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