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Film Annex to Sponsor, Promote, and Document the New York Open Judo Championship this Weekend

Oct. 15, 2010, 12:22 p.m. (ET)

(New York City, N.Y.) – Film Annex, online film distribution platform and Web TV Network, in collaboration with, will be one of the sponsors at this year’s New York Open Judo Championship, which is being held at Hunter College’s West Building on Sunday.  

The New York Judo Open is known to be one of the top judo tournaments in the United States, hosting some of the best judokas from around the world. 

In addition to making a financial contribution to the event via the revenues raised by its Web TV network, Film Annex also will be filming the tournament and producing a documentary about the New York Judo Open and the athletes participating in this outstanding event. The Film Annex production team will be filming the matches and conducting interviews with the athletes. 

This year’s participants come from more than 20 countries, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, England, Israel, Spain, Haiti, Morocco, Poland, Ukraine and the United States

The documentary, once completed, will be shown on, a Web channel that Film Annex created to broadcast and promote the sport of judo and other martial arts such as sambo and jujitsu. The web channel showcases professional footage from judo tournaments as well as interviews with world famous judokas, coaches and sports administrators.

Francesco Rulli, the president of Film Annex and a judoka himself, is excited to promote and sponsor the event.

“We created to raise awareness for the sport of Judo and sponsor individual athletes. We donate a portion of the online advertising revenues generated on this web channel to organizations like the New York Open Judo. It is our mission that we continue our efforts to provide official sponsorships for national and international sports events like this one,” Rulli said.  

The tournament begins at 8 a.m. with finals scheduled to start at approximately 5 p.m. 

The event is open to the public, and the tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door.

For more information about the tournament, please visit

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