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Reel.com Launches Sundance Film Festival Sweeps

Reel.com said it will be a sponsor of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and launched a sweepstakes promotion to send a winner to the festival.

In addition, the company is celebrating the annual festival of independent films with a special section on the site that features past Sundance Film Festival award winners.

"Reel.com's support of the Sundance Film Festival reflects the company's strong interest in promoting and distributing the films of smaller, more experimental filmmakers," said Julie Wainwright, chief executive officer of Reel.com. Spending was not disclosed.

To be eligible to win the sweepstakes, customers must complete the official online entry form at the Reel.com store between Dec. 14, and Dec. 28, 1998. The winner will be flown with a guest to Park City, UT on Jan. 20 for six days and five nights of complimentary hotel accommodations, including use of a rental car. The prize also includes one VIP package to the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and two tickets to the Opening Night Gala and Reel.com's post-premiere party.

The Sundance Film Festival is presented by the Sundance Institute, founded in 1981 by Robert Redford as a means of promoting the development of independent voices in the arts..