This emotionally stirring film, Story of a Sign, by Alonso Alvarez Barreda was the winner of the fourth annual online competition of the 2008 Short Film Corner at Cannes. Its powerful message urges us to look at things from a new perspective.
Presented by the national Film Board of Canada, in collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival and YouTube, the competition attracted 650 filmmakers from 40 countries. The nine finalists’ films were posted online and the general public was invited to vote for their favorite.
This event is part of a growing trend where people are getting their entertainment from the Internet rather than from traditional TV. Viewers can choose what they want to view, hook their laptops to the TV with an HDMI cable, and watch for free rather than paying for overpriced cable service.
Even better, just a few days ago I discovered that you can watch entire TV programs from the major networks online for free! That means I am no longer limited to watching my favorite programs only on the day and time they are broadcast; now I watch them whenever I want.