Monthly Archives: August 2013

8th annual Central Florida Film Festival begins tonight!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

8th Annual Central Florida Film Festival (Ocoee, Florida)

Horror ‘scream queen’ Felissa Rose and “Supernatural’s” Richard Speight Jr., are just two of the Hollywood Celebrities to be on hand at this year’s Central Florida Film Festival over the Labor Day weekend in Ocoee, Florida. The festival dates are Friday, August 30th thru Sunday, September 1st at the West Orange Cinemas at the corner of McGuire and Route 50 in Ocoee, Florida.

CENFLO will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the horror cult classic, “SLEEPWAWAY CAMP,” which will screen on Saturday evening at 7:45 pm followed by a Question and Answer by the film’s star, Felissa Rose who will also pose for photos after the screening. Felissa played young Angela in the film that has also brought four sequels over the years.

Earlier on Saturday (1:00 pm) “Supernatural’s” Richard Speight Jr., will highlight a short series of films with his movie “America 101.” Richard will also perform a Question and Answer with two other filmmakers during the program.

An all day “Movie Watcher Pass” to the festival is only twenty-five ($25) dollars and includes a medium popcorn and medium soft drink. Save $5 if you purchase online NOW! For more information go to;
http://www.CentralFloridaFilmFestival.com

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Networking Opportunity: August WIFT Wednesdays at 310 Lakeside

Every 4th Wednesday of the month!       6-9pm

310 Lakeside Restaurant
301 East Pine St., Orlando 32801
*Street Parking is FREE after 6PM

  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23

Mix and mingle with your fellow Women in Film and Television members in a casual setting every 4th Wednesday of the month for WIFT Wednesdays.

(Cash Bar) Drink Specials:
All Three Olives Vodka flavors $4
16oz. Draft specials – Bud Light $2 / Peroni $3
All Domestic Bottled beers $3
House Wines $5
Well Drinks $4

Free and open to the public.

Come learn more about WIFT-FL and what we have to offer industry professionals!


8th Annual Central Florida Film Festival Aug 30 – Sep 1

Ocoee filmmakers! Tired of commuting to fests across the state? Here’s one right in your backyard! Now in its 8th year, CENFLO (or Central Florida Film Festival for those who love words), will take place at the newly renovated West Orange 5 Cinema on Labor Day weekend (Aug 31 – Sep 1).

Special Guests/Speakers at this year’s CENFLO include; Roger Del Pozo from New York Film Academy, “Sleepaway Camp” star Felissa Rose, Richard Speight Jr. from television’s “Supernatural” and Tara Cardinal from the long awaited Florida made feature, “Legend of the Red Reaper,” which will have its World Premiere at 7:40pm on Saturday, August 31 in Theater 3.

Scheduled post-film Q&As: Robin Hauser Reynolds “Running For Jim,” Steve Tatone from “Blind Pass,” David Norman from “Left of Center,” Felissa Rose from “Sleepaway Camp,” (my personal favorite!) Jackie Dozier from “The In Between,” Lauren Petzke from “Zombiewood,” Richard Speight, Jr. from “America 101,” Peter Spencer from “Return to the Hiding Place,” Eric Haywood from “Four of Hearts,” and Gary Hebert from “Thursday’s Speaker.”

Panels scheduled for Saturday, August 31:

  • ‘Distribution’
  • ‘SAG/AFTRA Indie Contract’

For the full CENFLO schedule, click here.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

8th Annual Central Florida Film Festival (Ocoee, Florida)

Horror ‘scream queen’ Felissa Rose and “Supernatural’s” Richard Speight Jr., are just two of the Hollywood Celebrities to be on hand at this year’s Central Florida Film Festival over the Labor Day weekend in Ocoee, Florida. The festival dates are Friday, August 30th thru Sunday, September 1st at the West Orange Cinemas at the corner of McGuire and Route 50 in Ocoee, Florida.

CENFLO will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the horror cult classic, “SLEEPWAWAY CAMP,” which will screen on Saturday evening at 7:45 pm followed by a Question and Answer by the film’s star, Felissa Rose who will also pose for photos after the screening. Felissa played young Angela in the film that has also brought four sequels over the years.

CENFLO 2013

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sleepaway Camp on Saturday, Aug 31st at 7:45pm

Earlier on Saturday (1:00 pm) “Supernatural’s” Richard Speight Jr., will highlight a short series of films with his movie “America 101.” Richard will also perform a Question and Answer with two other filmmakers during the program.

An all day “Movie Watcher Pass” to the festival is only twenty-five ($25) dollars and includes a medium popcorn and medium soft drink. Save $5 if you purchase online NOW! For more information go to;
http://www.CentralFloridaFilmFestival.com

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Legislative Educational Workshop and Forum 8/23

That’s TOMORROW. As in 24 hours from now. If you live in Brevard, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole or Volusia County, PLEASE register and attend in Orlando OR go to FilmFlorida.org’s website and find the next scheduled workshop in your area!

LEGISLATIVE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP AND FORUM

Legislative Educational Workshop and Forum: The Convergence of Traditional Production and Digital Media.

WHEN: Friday, August 23rd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

WHERE: Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Convention Center, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

AGENDA: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Industry Workshop. This regional industry workshop is designed to encourage participation and ideas from all sectors of our media and entertainment industries, to focus on range of short and sustainable long term solutions for growing our industries.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Legislative Forum. The Forum is designed to inform and educate Legislators about the needs of the film, television, and entertainment industry and recommend approaches. This opportunity will allow Florida Legislators to inquire about the state’s incentive program and the industry. This event is designed to reinforce the value of these industries to Florida’s economy, as a job creator and tourism inducer and provide compelling documented case studies about the success of Florida’s incentive program.

PANELISTS/PRESENTERS: 

  • Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Marry Ann Hughes, Vice President, Film & Television Production Planning, The Walt Disney Company
  • Craig Hagen, Corporate Director of Government Affairs, Electronic Arts-Tiburon
  • Benjamin Noel, Executive Director, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)
  • Pamela Tuscany, Vice President/General Manager, Universal Studios Florida Production Group
  • Dama Claire, Features & Television State Tax Credits & Incentives, Ease Entertainment Services
  • Casey Barnes, Vice President, Business Development, The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
 

Florida Film Festival 2014 Call For Entries

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:

Jennifer Guhl

Enzian/Florida Film Festival, Public Relations and Marketing Manager

(407) 629-1088 ext. 302

jguhl@enzian.org

 

 

23rd ANNUAL FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES AND ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

Orlando, FL (August 16, 2013) – Entries officially are being accepted for the 23rd Annual Florida Film Festival sponsored by Full Sail University, April 4-13, 2014. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through Florida Film Festival’s online entry form on floridafilmfestival.com or through Withoutabox.com.

Competition categories include short films (both narrative and animation), documentary films (both short and feature length), narrative features, and international films (both short and feature length). Awards are determined by a jury of film professionals and by audience ballot.

 

Deadlines to submit are:

SHORTS DEADLINES                                          FEATURES DEADLINES

Early: October 18, 2013                                          Early: November 8, 2013

Late: November 15, 2013                                       Late: December 6, 2013

 

The Florida Film Festival is accredited as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Live Action Short and Animated Short film categories. The winner of the Grand Jury Award in each of these categories will automatically qualify to enter the following year’s Academy Awards®.

For additional questions, please visit www.FloridaFilmFestival.com, contact the Florida Film Festival’s programming department by calling (407) 644-5625, email filmfest@enzian.org, or send U.S. mail to Florida Film Festival, 1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

 

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film.  The Festival, which debuted in 1992, is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted Academy Award winning celebrities including Paul Newman, Oliver Stone, Christopher Walken, Jon Voight, Cliff Robertson, Rod Steiger, Barry Levinson and Haskell Wexler.

The Festival is funded in part by national and local corporations and receives government support via Orange County Government through the Arts and Cultural Affairs Tourism Program.  The festival is also supported by United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts Campaign and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

PRIMARY SPONSOR:  FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games.  Full Sail graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy®, Grammy®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.
www.fullsail.edu

www.twitter.com/fullsail

www.facebook.com/fullsailuniversity

 

 

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Love Your Shorts 2013 Summer Rewind 8/23

Hold on. REWIND!

www.loveyourshorts.com

Do you love short films? We do too, and we LOVE the Love Your Shorts Film Festival!  LYS is held each year at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center (WDPAC), and normally in February where only the snow birds love shorts of any type.  If you can’t get enough, the nice folks at Love Your Shorts invite you to Love Your(s or someone else’s) Shorts in the summertime! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

Love Your Shorts Film Festival’s Summer Rewind will feature a variety of movies that were screened at the third annual film festival in February. The films will begin following the monthly Sanford Art Walk, which is held at several downtown art galleries along 1st Avenue. The Art Walk begins at 5 p.m.

Featured this year are the following (lovable) short films:

    • Second Avenue
    • The Kissing Booth
    • Good Karma $1
    • Unravel
    • The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete
    • The Things My Father Never Taught Me
    • Do Over
    • Asternauts
    • Gemalogia
    • Have We Met?

    Also be sure to follow LYS’s sassy PINK summer shorts via the “Where’s the Poster?!” photo album! The first photo was posted a few hours ago.

    Cool prizes you can win by following the Poster’s journey include….

      • 2 Summer Rewind Tickets
      • 2 tickets to Opening Night at the Festival
      • 2 tickets to Best of the Fest at the Festival
      • 2 Weekend Passes to the Festival

      AOTG Post Production Photo Scavenger Hunt starts 8/20

      If you are a Post fiend, a social media shutterbug or both, this contest is for YOU! It starts TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 20th so get registerin’! It’s FREE *and* you can win cool post-y prizes!

      Also editing peeps, check out my pals from the North over at Art of the Guillotine. They compile all the editing news you need to know and deliver daily to your inbox! AOTG also throws together some great video content to assist and inform…

      AOTG Post Prod #photohunt

      The First Ever Post Production Photo Scavenger Hunt!

      Special thank you to Jen Vargas who suggested Aotg do this, check out her blog and work on Central Florida Top 5 and Indie Cinema Showcase

      How To Play: Playing along is really simple. For three days in August we will release a small list of items or concepts you need to find around your cutting room. Some will be easy, some will be hard. For each item you get points based on their difficulty. We are open to creativity, so if we ask for angry talent and you decide to dress up and take the photo all the better. Of course you could just sneak a photo of some angry talent. 

      You will need to find the items from the daily list posted on aotg.com/hunt and with your phone, take a photo of the item or concept and share it on Twitter with the hashtag #posthunt. 

      Check out other people’s photos with the hashtag #posthunt, make sure to not duplicate a concept (actual items can duplicate) or it won’t be counted.

      Days last from 8 AM EST. until 8AM EST the following morning. At that point the day’s items are retired and you need to move on to the next day’s list. Each day the top posts are shared via facebook and twitter. Team efforts are allowed! 

      Dates: August 20-22, 2013 

      Prizes: 1 year Lightworks Pro, Motion Elements Gift Certificates, AJA T-Tap, and Da Vinci Resolve! 

      Disclaimer: Don’t post racy photos, it’s all in good fun, enjoy yourself and share this with friends! 

      Sign up at www.aotg.com.


      Film Florida Quarterly Meeting (Aug 2013)

      Lots of film related goings on this week. Want to contribute to our film industry in Florida? Start by being part of the conversation…

      Film Florida Quarterly Meeting – August 2013

      WHEN: Thursday, August 22nd from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

      WHERE: University of Central Florida’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, 500 W Livingston Street, Orlando, FL.

      The agenda includes Council Meetings from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by a Marketing Committee Meeting from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. After lunch, a Board of Directors Meeting will take place from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

      Complementary Parking is available in the parking lot directly across from the FIEA and UCF Center for Emerging Media.


      Film Florida Workshop Next Week

      Film Florida Workshop/Forum (Orlando)
      *10am – 1pm – Industry Workshop (*please note the time change)

      Designed to encourage ideas from all sectors of industries, to focus on solutions for growing our industries. 3:00pm—5:00pm – Legislative Forum Designed to inform legislators about the needs of the industry.

      When
      Friday August 23, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

      Where
      Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel Convention Center
      4401 Floridian Way Lake B
      Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

      For additional information, please contact Angel Stroll with Film Florida at:
      filmflorida.update@gmail.com


      48 Hour Film Project Orlando Final Stretch

      www.48hourfilm.com/orlando

      It’s back! The 48 Hour Film Project Orlando makes its way back to Orlando in time to close a very humid summer. This will be the 6th year for ‘The 48,” and if it’s anything like those in years past, it will also be a HOT one! Details from Producer, Rob Ward;

      “From August 23-25, 2013, hundreds of Central Floridians will spend a wild, sleepless weekend creating short films at breakneck speed as part of a global competition that is equal parts The Amazing Race, American Idol, and Tough Mudder.   Fueled by imagination, ingenuity, and energy drinks, filmmakers will compete for the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize and the opportunity to screen their mini-masterpiece at the Cannes International Film Festival’s Short Film Corner in 2014. 

      Here’s how it works: At the Orlando Kick-Off Event on Friday, August 23, each team registered will receive a movie genre, character, prop, and line of dialogue that must be incorporated into their film. The teams then have 48 hours to write, direct and shoot their film, which must be submitted on Sunday, August 25th at the Drop-Off Event to qualify. Films submitted even one minute late are disqualified.”

      The only ‘pre-production’ (loosely used) a team is allowed to do in this competition is to line up talent, crew, gear and locations. The rest of the elements, as Rob mentioned above, are assigned at the Kick Off Event on Friday, August 23rd. Think you have the chops to make a movie in 48 Hours?

      As of this writing, 31 teams have already joined this year’s 48. Today is the last Meet and Greet before Event Kickoff on August 23rd!

      Full Disclosure
      : Members of our ICS staff will be joining a team this year but we are in no way associated with the planning, judging or logistics of this event. We are simply letting you, our filmmakers, know that it’s happening. (I personally have participated in all six 48 Hour Fests here in Orlando!)


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