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Verizon V CAST to Present Film Festival

Verizon Wireless will distribute via its V CAST mobile-video service six short films from the upcoming Great Sketch Experiment contest.

As part of the promotion, Verizon will allow its wireless subscribers to access V CAST on a daily basis for $3, eliminating the need to sign up for the $15 V CAST Vpack monthly subscription (

The six short films, directed by comedy-film director John Landis, were the best entries from the Great Sketch Experiment, a video-comedy competition that initially brought together 50 comedy troupes from across the country.

Viewers can vote for their favorite sketch on comedy Web site JibJab (, which is also distributing the shorts. The film with the most votes by Nov. 16 will receive a $10,000 development deal with JibJab, according to Verizon and the online company.