A new online community for amateur digital filmmakers called iMovieFest has opened its digital doors.

As reported by MacMinute the service offers "an exclusive film community for amateur Mac filmmakers". Membership is free, and users can post movies, access iMovie and Final Cut tutorials, as well as being able to link-up with others who make movies on Macs.

A members-only gallery allows for the sharing of knowledge and ideas, and there are free sound effects and other downloads, as well as a user forum.

In late August iMovieFest will announce the details of a summer movie-making contest.