Monthly Archives: September 2013

2013 Orlando 48 Hour Film Project Winners

On Saturday, participants of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project finally found out who won! Team Creative Inlet Films won Best Film with their short, “TechSquad,” which has been gaining steady popularity on YouTube. Tieing more than once with “TechSquad” was “The Grand,” by DM Productions. This all-star team, fronted by ICS alum Dale Metz (Director of “See”), also features fellow ICS alumni, “Broken Triangle” Director, Charles Frisby  and maestress of sfx makeup, Ashli Szymanski. “Another Day” from Team Potato and “Private Eyes” from Team Spark Studios both had strong showings and tied for Best Film Runner-Up – among others – while Team O-Town Posse cleaned up in some of the technical categories. See complete winners list below.  (We were very happy to see more than a few ICS alumni as participants this year!)

Fest Assistant Producer, Christopher LeCours shares, “The 2013 48HFP was a terrific success. Many new teams entered this year, competing against the likes of veteran teams (including Creative Inlet Films, DM Productions, Aviators and Amps Media Group).  The talent this year was incredible, giving both the audience and the judges 2 incredible nights of entertainment.  It’s truly amazing to see how much talent we have in this small city of ours.  I’m certainly excited to see what next year will bring!”

Winners of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project awards are…

 

www.48hourfilm.com/orlando

Best Costumes/Wardrobe (tie)

  • Chixor – ReD Arrow
  • The Wendigo – Team Awesome

Best Choreography (tie)

  • Chixor – ReD Arrow
  • La Venganza – The Presidium

Best Musical Score (tie)

  • The Grand – DM Productions
  • TechSquad – Creative Inlet Films

Best Special Effects

  • TechSquad – Creative Inlet Films

Best Graphics

  • The Grand – DM Productions

Best Use of Dialogue (tie)

  • Private Eyes – Spark Studios
  • TechSquad – Creative Inlet Films

Best Use of Prop

  • Private Eyes – Spark Studios

Best Use of Character

  • The Grand – DM Productions

Best Sound Design

  • Psychosis – O Town Posse
  • TechSquad – Creative Inlet Films (Runner Up)

Best Cinematography

  • Psychosis – O Town Posse

Best Acting (Ensemble)

  • Psychosis – O Town Posse

Best Editing

  • The Grand – DM Productions

Best Writing

  • Another Day – Potato

Best Direction (tie)

  • TechSquad – Creative Inlet Films
  • Psychosis – O Town Posse

Best Film Runner Up (tie)

  • Another Day – Potato
  • Private Eyes – Spark Studios

Best Film

  • TechSquad – Creative Inlet Films

Congratulations to all the winners! The Best Film for Orlando, TechSquad, now advances to the 48 Hour Filmapalooza, March 6-10th, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana,

 

Also, if you didn’t read the article in Orlando Weekly by Cameron Meier on the 48 Hour Film Project Orlando, you should check it out!

A great insight into being a 48 Hour filmmaker

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Networking Opportunity: September 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

  • 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!


Enzian FilmSlam Results: September 2013

Enzian FIlmSlam Indie Cinema Showcase #filmslam

Audience Vote Results: 

  1. Kids (2013)
    Director/Writer: Sean Osorio, Producer: Germaine Rigg
    Running Time: 4:54   Website: https://www.facebook.com/Riverbearfilms?fref=ts
    Synopsis: During their lunch break,  three young adults attempt to escape from their mundane lives by recapturing their once lost childhood.
  2. Happy Memories (2013) 
    Director/Producer/Writer: Jack Fields
    Running Time: 5:53   Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/doctorbeaumonte
    Synopsis: A cupcake is born from a monster. It is exploited and tortured by a series of terrifying beings. It is torn from the prenatal pastry world, experimented on by 12-dimensional Mathuloxes, and transformed into a new being, perpetuating the cycle of pain and wonder.
  3. Girls Night Out (2013) 
    Director/Producer: Dale Frohman; Writer: Carl Truesdell & Dale Frohman
    Running Time: 10:30   Website: http://spiderflix.net/our-films/girls-night-out
    Synopsis: Empowered by overcoming a would-be mugger, two girls set out on a Robin Hood style adventure.

Last FilmSlam of the 2013 – October 13 at 1pm. [Same Bat time, same Bat channel!]

  • FilmSlam 2014 begins in December 2013…

Please note: The 22nd Annual Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase is scheduled for November 23 & 24th, which alongside the Florida Film Festival, preempts FilmSlam. Filmmakers, cast, crew and schools from all over the state will be showing at Brouhaha – including 2013 FilmSlam winners! Please support your peers and attend!


Enzian FilmSlam this Sunday, September 15

HAPPY 100th post everyone!! 

 

Enzian FilmSlam. It’s FREE to submit. Tickets are only $5. You get to check out your work on the big screen in front of an audience of people who aren’t (necessarily) your special lady/man friend. There’s aDirector Q&A after the screening, plenty of networking time afterward at Eden Bar… what filmmaker WOULDN’T take advantage of this?!

Filmmakers representing in September’s Slam:

Half A Heart (2013) 
Director/Producer: John Welch and Lukas Dong,  Writer: John Welch, Lukas Dong,  Dennis Kim 
Running Time: 8:09 
Synopsis: Seymour struggles to create a special antidote before it’s too late. But when his condition begins to worsen determination and will are the only things that can save him and the people he loves.

Happy Memories (2013) 
Director/Producer/Writer: Jack Fields 
Running Time: 5:53   Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/doctorbeaumonte 
Synopsis: A cupcake is born from a monster. It is exploited and tortured by a series of terrifying beings. It is torn from the prenatal pastry world, experimented on by 12-dimensional Mathuloxes, and transformed into a new being, perpetuating the cycle of pain and wonder.

Kids (2013)
Director/Writer: Sean Osorio, Producer: Germaine Rigg 
Running Time: 4:54   Website: https://www.facebook.com/Riverbearfilms?fref=ts 
Synopsis: During their lunch break,  three young adults attempt to escape from their mundane lives by recapturing their once lost childhood.

The Leaves That Lay Beneath (2013)
Director/Producer/Writer: W.D. Conine 
Running Time: 9:58   Website: http://www.MagnaParvus.com 
Synopsis: A young woman confronts her apathy after witnessing an abusive couple in public.

Man on the Hill (2013) 
Director/Writer: Gabe Russo, Producer: Whitney Hill 
Running Time: 17:00 
Synopsis: An ethereal, Gothic love story follows a young dead man and a young living woman into the “Dance of Death” for a single, important night.

Girls Night Out (2013) 
Director/Producer: Dale Frohman; Writer: Carl Truesdell & Dale Frohman 
Running Time: 10:30   Website: http://spiderflix.net/our-films/girls-night-out 
Synopsis: Empowered by overcoming a would-be mugger, two girls set out on a Robin Hood style adventure.

Fear Love, Not the Reaper (2013) 
Director: Michael Liesch; Producer: Michael Liesch, Christopher Piner; Writer: Jacob Henry,  Michael Liesch, Christopher Piner, Adam Seebach 
Running Time: 5:05   Website: https://www.facebook.com/FearLoveNotTheReaper 
Synopsis: Nearing the jolliest time of year, a man is gunned down in the comfort of his own home during a breaking and entering.

Last FilmSlam of the year? October 13, 2013. Same Bat time, same Bat channel!

  • October 13, 2013
  • (FilmSlam 2014 begins in December 2013…)

Also notable, the 22nd Annual Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase on November 23 & 24th (which, alongside the Florida Film Festival, preempts FilmSlam). Click this link to find out more information.


2013 Orlando 48 Hour Film Project: And the nominees are…

If you didn’t see last week’s Orlando Weekly cover story by Cameron Meier on the 48 Hour Film Project Orlando, you should check it out! (Side note: Look for some familiar ICS faces and names inside!)

A great insight into being a 48 Hour filmmaker!

The categories and nominees for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project awards are…

www.48hourfilm.com/orlando

Best Costumes/Wardrobe

  • Another Day-Potato
  • Chixor-ReD Arrow
  • Real Housewives of Superheroes-Ponce Upon A Time Puppets
  • The Wendigo-Team Awesome

Best Choreography

  • Chixor-ReD Arrow
  • LaVenganza-The Presidium

Best Musical Score

  • Another Day-Potato
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films
  • The Grand-DM Productions

Best SFX & Graphics

  • BFFB-It’s Rendering
  • Chixor-ReD Arrow
  • Rome is Burning-The Ringers
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films
  • The Grand-DM Productions
  • The Wendigo-Team Awesome

Best Use of Dialogue

  • Dateless-Summertime Entertainment
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films
  • The Grand-DM Productions
  • To Protect and Serve-Makeshift Studios

Best Use of Prop

  • BFFB-It’s Rendering
  • Out To Lunch-Lombard
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films
  • The Wendigo-Team Awesome

Best Use of Character

  • Another Day-Potato
  • Plans-Destiny Bender
  • To Protect and Serve-Makeshift Studios
  • The Grand-DM Productions

Best Sound Design

  • Psychosis-O Town Posse
  • Rome Is Burning-The Ringers
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films

Best Cinematography

  • Another Day-Potato
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • Psychosis-O Town Posse
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films

Best Acting

  • Another Day-Potato
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • Psychosis-O Town Posse

Best Editing

  • Another Day-Potato
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • Psychosis-O Town Posse
  • The Grand-DM Productions
  • Sketches-Blue Paradise

Best Writing

  • Another Day-Potato
  • BFFB-It’s Rendering
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films

Best Directing

  • Another Day-Potato
  • BFFB-It’s Rendering
  • Psychosis-O Town Posse
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films

Best Film

  • Another Day-Potato
  • BFFB-It’s Rendering
  • Private Eyes-Spark Studios
  • Psychosis-O Town Posse
  • TechSquad-Creative Inlet Films

Congratulations to all the nominees! The awards show, from what we’re told, should be sometime next week. Keep an eye peeled on this blog for updates as to the location, date and time…


Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival Sept 6-7

#MIFF2013 Indie film friends, take note! The 15th annual Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival starts tomorrow, Friday, September 6th and runs through the 7th. Florida indie spirit comes alive on the Space Coast with events and screenings such as; Matinee Magic, Fright Night Friday, the MIFF Comedy Show, speciality cocktails and a late night film Grindhouse presentation. Purchase tickets, get directions and download a full schedule at http://www.3boysproductions.com/miff.htm!.

 

BIOF

Come see an 18 year old Randy Molnar in his film debut!

This year is a special one for sure. The almost forgotten “Blame it on Florida,” a 60s beach themed film starring a young and carefree Cocoa Beach; back when parking was free and you could park your car in the sand! The film was directed by Brevard Community College alum, Glenn Przyborski.

What I particularly appreciate about this fest is all ticket sales benefit the No Limits Academy, a school for children with physical challenges. Real Food Kitchens, the online show and magazine, will once again be holding a food tasting event with proceeds benefitting The Children’s Hunger Project, “Brevard County’s Backpack Program.

There’s never an excuse to not give back to your community, filmmakers. MIFF is a great example of indie film and community love! See you there!

 

Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival 2013 – Blame it on Florida! is scheduled for Sept 6-7

August 14th, 2013 (Melbourne, FL) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

The Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival (MIFF) is set for Sept. 6-7, featuring a rarely seen 1969 beach movie shot in Brevard County, Cartoon Network Adult Swim personalities, dozens of quality independent films from around Florida and the globe, and the return of “Real Food Real Kitchens.” The 15th annual event will be held at the Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10, 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd. in Melbourne, Florida.
Each year, the MIFF brings some of the best independent films to an enthusiastic Florida audience and promotes the filmmaking arts while raising money for good causes. The theme of this year’s event is “Blame it on Florida!” in honor of our exclusive presentation of one of the earliest successful independent films, and it hasn’t been seen in over 35 years. Shot in Brevard County in 1969, Glenn Przyborski’s “Blame It on Florida” features retro surf footage and historical shots of our community while telling the story of two girls on spring break who learn to surf. This year’s film festival is proud to honor the spirit of that film and features spectacular films selected from over 250 entries. The MIFF also takes pride in showcasing Florida filmmakers and local talent. This year will be no exception.
At 3 p.m., the MIFF begins with a 2 hour pre-show called Matinee Magic featuring a slate of excellent short films to build the mood for a weekend of film adventure.
At 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, Real Food Real Kitchens, the series about family, food, culture and history, will open the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival for the second year in a row. This year, we will be premiering the first episode from Season 2; a new series, “Real Food Real Kitchens Resorts & Vacations”; the recently released Real Food Real Kitchens magazine; and more to be announced. All of this will be followed by a food tasting event with dishes featured on the TV series and in the magazine.

A fantastic horror program entitled Fright Night Friday is sure to scare genre fans and is planned at 7 p.m., headlined by a Florida feature film, Jaime Velez-Soto’s “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend.”

At 9:15 p.m. Friday, the MIFF is proud to feature the triumphant return of comedian Dana Snyder (Master Shake from “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Squidbillies”). If you missed it last year, we’re sure you heard about it. He will host a spectacular R-rated comedy show featuring films and performance with special guests Lear Bunda (Adult Swim, “Squidbillies”), Matt Mariska (“Code Monkeys,” “Robot Chicken”), Jon Schnepp (“Metalocalypse,” “The Venture Brothers”), Andy Sipes (“Code Monkeys”), and cocktail-making aficionados Pat Martin and Billy Tracey from Facebook’s “What Are Pat and Billy Drinking?” Also featured are “The Dock Show”, “La Croix Boyz” and exclusive content not yet shown on Adult Swim and Comedy Central.

The evening ends with a late night Grindhouse presentation featuring delicious shorts and Joel Wynkoop’s classic karate “masterpiece” “Lost Faith” at 11 pm.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the show begins early at 9 a.m. with the Florida Filmmakers Matinee, which will showcase an exceptional selection of short film projects from around the State of Florida.

At 1 p.m., the Meet the Filmmakers Roundtable Q&A will give a chance for the audience to interact with the filmmakers themselves.

At 2 p.m., special guests Zak Knutson (“MILIUS”) and John Schnepp (“The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?”) will discuss their film careers and how to make a meaningful documentary for today’s audience and the future.

At 3 p.m., director Zak Knutson presents, by exclusive engagement, “MILIUS – the John Milius Documentary.” Directed by Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, the film details the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood, John Milius (“Apocalypse Now,” “Jaws,” “Big Wednesday,” “Conan The Barbarian,” “Dirty Harry,” “Red Dawn”).

At 5 p.m., the “World of Spectacular Films” program features a specially chosen selection of international and non-Florida films.

At 6:30 p.m., the red carpet reception begins, and then a program of fantastic shorts will be shown, followed by the awards ceremony. Films include Glenn Przyborski’s 1969 indie classic “Blame It on Florida,” two Academy Award-nominated shorts, Paulette King’s “Betrayal Square,” Steven Shea’s “Fiend Fatale” and more. The VIP reception upstairs afterward features live performances by recording artists Robin & Eddy, delicious food from The Courtyard at the Oaks, and great camaraderie celebrating independent filmmaking.

Tickets will be available at the Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10, or online at www.premieretheaters.com. The best deal is a $60 pass that gets festival goers into all events all weekend, including the Friday and Saturday night parties. Guests also may purchase tickets for individual events.

All proceeds benefit The No Limits Academy; the Real Food Real Kitchens program will benefit The Children’s Hunger Project.

For more information, go to:
www.3boysproductions.com
www.premieretheaters.com
or join us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/melbourneindependentfilmmakersfestival

Follow the festival on Twitter @MelbourneIFF.

WFTV Reports on Florida’s Entertainment Tax Incentives (and lack thereof)

ICS Producer, Jen Vargas, was invited to be part of this critical conversation last Saturday with WFTV reporter Tim Barber. Also interviewed for this piece was Sheena Fowler, our current Metro Orlando Film Commission President.

We’re curious, filmmakers. A bunch of questions:

  • How many of you make your living in Florida?
  • How many of you make your living outside of the state?
  • What about Florida makes it so desirable for you to stay, or so undesirable that you’re thinking of moving away permanently?
  • How important is it to you to STAY based in Florida?
  • What are YOU personally doing to raise awareness and start a conversation of this situation with your peers?
  • Do you even care to? (WE CERTAINLY HOPE SO! This effects ALL OF US!)

Please feel free to answer below in the comments section or on our Facebook page! Check out WFTV’s full report below…

Mark Simon interviewed by WFTV’s Tim Barber

 

Related:

Legislative Update from Metro Orlando Commissioner Sheena Fowler


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