In a rare move that tickles both my hope for the future of movies and my dormant, subterranean cynicism (my cynicism is like a pack of Jurassic piranhas, and only Ving Rhames can truly kill it once and for all. August 20th), Relativity Media's Rogue and AMC Theaters have come together to launch the "Big Break Movie Contest," a contest offering its winner the chance to have their previously undistributed feature film released in 50 AMC theaters for at least one week next spring.

Submissions will be accepted beginning today, with the deadline falling on October 15th. Five films will then be selected as finalists by esteemed film critics such as Kate Bosworth and others who have no vested interest beyond promoting the very best in independent cinema... such as Relativity Media's CEO, Ryan Kavanaugh. Once five films have been anointed, trailers for them will be assembled by Rogue's marketing dept. and slapped up on for public vote.