A movie and a beer do go well together. Stella Artois announced the winner of its Short Film Project today: Jason Musante Klein, for his brooding film The Perfect Time, about a man trying to live in his favorite memory. The contest, co-sponsored by TriggerStreet.com (a social-networking site for creative types), was announced at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. But unlike many user-generated contests, this one did not expect submissions to relate specifically to Stella. The films had to exemplify the themes of sacrifice and/or perfection. Almost as cool as the $50,000 that Klein won for his 10-minute movie was the slightly random collection of big-name judges who weighed in on the selection: Laurence Fishburn, Kevin Spacey, Sacha Baron Cohen and Judi Dench. It would have been interesting to hear the conversation among the stars once the Stellas started flowing at the reception.
—Posted by Alex Palmer