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Poppy Jasper Film Festival Welcomes Francois Envent as Marketing Chairman — Unique Film Festival Mines Fast-growing Niche of Short Films

Morgan Hill, CA – February 5, 2008 – Today, the Poppy Jasper Film Festival (PJFF) announced that Francois Envent has joined the organization to head up marketing for the 5th Annual Poppy Jasper Film Festival to be held November 14-16, 2008. Information about the Poppy Jasper Film Festival can be found at

“We are extremely pleased to have Francois join the PJFF — he brings freshness, new perspective, and an entrepreneurial edge to the marketing team,â€? said Kim Bush, Chairman of the Poppy Jasper Film Festival.

Envent’s primary focus will be on core festival marketing efforts, including getting the word out to filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

An accomplished manager with 20 years in domestic and international high tech environments, Envent was ready for a challenge in the “creative arts.� Recently, his interests and skills have taken him to the art of digital media composition which includes video editing for local enterprises. Envent is founder of TechMentors, a small Silicon Valley business located in Morgan Hill, California, the home of the PJFF.

Envent is known for often saying: “Books are OUT, videos are IN!� referring to the unprecedented explosion of social networking and video-sharing websites such as My Space, YouTube, and Facebook that capture how today’s young people interact. “With such an image-centric society, I had to be involved in this fast growing digital way of life,� Envent remarked when asked why he has joined the Poppy Jasper Film Festival. “I am excited to contribute my digital media skills and passion to the Festival and be a part of the new communication medium.�

About the Poppy Jasper Film Festival
The Poppy Jasper Film Festival focuses on giving emerging filmmakers access to recognized and distinguished peers in the film industry in a smaller, interactive environment.

Taking its name from Morgan Hill’s rare poppy jasper gemstone, the Festival mines the fast-growing niche of short film crafting (films in 30 minutes or less). The 2007 event attracted films from five other countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and United Kingdom), and included films by twelve female filmmakers.

The Fifth Annual Poppy Jasper Film Festival will be held November 14-16, 2008 in Morgan Hill, CA. For further information about the Poppy Jasper Film Festival, please visit