Mark at 3pointd.com sent along the news that the There Film Festival just announced the winners of their machinima contest. I was just "meh" about the winner, Wild Griefer, and most of the other entrants. But I really enjoyed the humor and clever set-ups in Machinima in There by Rick Slick. You can see all of the winning films over on the festival site.
For those who don’t know, There is is another virtual world whose closest corollary is the now defunct Sims Online. The notable difference between There and Second Life is that There has much less possibilities for user-created content or control of their environment. On the plus side, There has a very good physics-engine and voice chat built-in.