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'Twilight' mini-films coming to Facebook

Actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the screening of

Actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the screening of Sils Maria at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. Credit: AP/Thibault Camus

The studio behind "Twilight" is teaming up with Facebook to create five short films based on the franchise, Bloomberg reports.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which made five full-length "Twilight" films, will hold a contest to select five women to direct the mini-movies, according to a statement. The judges will include Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the "Twilight" novels, and Kristen Stewart, who starred in the teen vampire films.

The studio is working on the project with the nonprofit Women in Film, and the end products will debut on Facebook. The partnerships give Lions Gate a chance to extend its biggest franchise, which ended with 2012's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." The film generated $829 million in global box-office receipts.

In addition to Meyer and Stewart, the judges include actors Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Lee, who wrote and codirected Disney's "Frozen."

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