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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Wednesday, 20 June 2007

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If you remember, Nintendo had a contest for the best 3-5 minute short film made with a Nintendo theme. The winners are posted now.

And the Winners are...

1st place: Good vs. Wiivil — Jack Paccione, Jr., Staten Island, NY

2nd place: Koopa Force — Marc Duddleson, Monroe, NC

3rd place: The Nintendo Office — Christopher Preksta, Pittsburgh, PA

 The 10 finalists can be viewed at Nintendo Short Cuts, where visitors continue to vote for their favorites. Each of the nearly 200 Nintendo Short Cuts entries from across the nation was judged on its originality, creativity and uniqueness. Filmmakers were required only to make their entries Nintendo-themed in some way. Clips included everything from mockumentaries and love stories to animated tributes and wild live-action parodies. As the best of the bunch, Good vs. Wiivil will be screened along with the second- and third-place winners as part of the Tribeca Drive-In Short Film Series at Top of the Rock, at the Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center. Director Paccione also will receive a $10,000 cash prize toward his next film, a Wii system, a Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo games. Paccione also receives a "power lunch" with Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Craig Hatkoff.

Runners-up in the competition included Second Prize winner Marc Duddleson of Monroe, N.C., whose animated Koopa Force short sets the stage for an epic Mario-based battle in the form of a movie trailer. Christopher Preksta of Pittsburgh took Third Prize for The Nintendo Office, incorporating a host of classic Nintendo characters into what life might be like at Nintendo HQ. Both Duddleson and Preksta will be awarded a Wii and a Wii game. Seven additional finalists will receive a Nintendo DS Lite and a DS game.

They are:

  •  The Blue Light Zone: Eye of the Mii-holder by Will D`Angelo of Las Vegas
  •  The Legend of Zelda: The Missing Link by Eric Esteb of Seattle
  •  The Killing of a No Good Goomba by Cole Evans of Austin, Texas
  •  Pretendo by Joshua Mills of Jamestown, N.C.
  •  All My Systems by Lee Terwilliger of Lackawanna, N.Y.
  •  Nintendo News Network by Adam Stackhouse of Williamsburg, Va.
  •  The Last Wii by Sean Schleifer of Sterling, Va.
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