California-based technologyoutfit Intel Corp and Northern California-based film institute Cinequest havestruck a content and distribution alliance.

Users of Intel's Viivintegrated home entertainment platform will be able to access independent andinternational content gathered by San Jose-based Cinequest.

Cinequest will providetitles that have not been released in North America but have played at its annualfestival or appeared on its online DVD and download service.

Furthermore, the partnersare in talks to develop unique content, a digital studio that will produce featuresthat premiere on Viiv, a black filmmakers initiative, and a camp for elementarystudents to make films for Viiv.

This year's Cinequestfestival is underway and runs until Mar 12.