LOS ANGELES – April 15, 2010 – Openfilm , a fast-growing independent film community company that counts James Caan, Robert Duvall, Mark Rydell and Scott Caan as Advisory Board Members and shareholders, announced today that it will award $1 million to independent filmmakers in the next 20 months. One winning independent filmmaker will be selected to receive $50,000 in cash and $200,000 in financing every 5 months by the Openfilm community of 20,000 registered film enthusiasts and some of the world’s greatest actors, writers, directors and producers who are affiliated with the venture.

Openfilm, an online global community of independent filmmakers that provides opportunities for new voices in filmmaking to gain exposure as well all-important industry connections and insider advice, is now accepting entries for its first round of competition at http://www.openfilm.com. Registered Openfilm community members at all membership levels are eligible to enter their projects to win the first quarterly award of $250,000 in independent film funding.