April 20, 2007 06:00 ET Debuts Canada's First Festival Blog Lounge at Hot Docs

Festival goers can now interact instantly with film lovers around the world

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) - Today at Hot Docs, will unveil its inaugural Blog Lounge with a ribbon cutting event at the Isabelle Bader Theatre. Starting at 11:30 am, festival goers will now have a convenient and easy way to share their opinions and review the movies they have just seen while interacting with other avid film lovers online. A first at a Canadian film festival, the Festival Blog Lounge will be available at various film festivals throughout 2007.

Friday, April 20, 2007
Promptly at 11.30am - 12.20pm

Hot Docs Film Festival
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1K7 (, Canada's preeminent online community for film lovers is a sister service of (, Canada's largest online DVD rental service, and already offers members free hosting and serving of short videos on the website, along with the ability to rate, review, blog and discuss films, all for free. Until now, "user-generated" videos uploaded by members have been limited to 100MB filesizes (a few minutes of viewing), and have also provided no means for revenue generation to content producers.

About ( is Canada's leading online video service, offering the largest selection, best service and best value in online DVD rentals and purchases. offers Canada's most extensive DVD library (over 53,000 titles and growing), and provides members with 24/7 online convenience for creating and managing their own personal ZipLists of must-see movies, television shows, music videos and other video selections. With a variety of low-priced monthly membership plans, provides the best value and convenience in DVD rentals - with no deadlines, no late fees and no hassles. Since opening its virtual doors to Canadian movie lovers on February 11, 2004, has shipped over 6 million rental DVDs to members, from highly-automated distribution centres in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. is part of the family of online enterprises, providing customers with high-quality high-value online services.

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