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Indie Cinema Showcase Web Exclusive: 48 Hour Film Project Orlando 2013

We were very happy to see more than a few Indie Cinema Showcase alumni as participants in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project Orlando! See if you can spot them here:

48 Hour Film Project 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!

TechSquad, voted Orlando’s Best 48 Hour Film for 2013 now advances to the 48 Hour Filmapalooza, March 6-10th, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, then possibly to Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner 2014 should it rank in the Top 10 films of the fest. Good luck Team Creative Inlet Films!

Also, if you didn’t read the great article about The 48 in Orlando Weekly by Cameron Meier, you should check it out!

A great insight into being a 48 Hour filmmaker

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Film Florida’s 2013 Tallahassee Wrap Up

Short and Long Term Growth Strategies for Cultivating & Growing Florida’s Entertainment Production Industry

Film, Television, Production & Entertainment Industry Stakeholders Invited

WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2013

10:00am-11:00am

Continental Breakfast will be served

WHERE: The Florida State Capitol Building

300 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor

House of Representatives Majority Conference Room

Tallahassee, FL 32399

This is the last of in a series of Film Florida Forums that have been held across the State.

This presentations was designed to reinforce the value of the entertainment production industries to Florida’s economy, as a job creator and tourism inducer. Compelling case studies and data about the success of Florida’s incentive program will be discussed.

ALSO, please join Film Florida for our presentation directly after the Wrap Up:

11:30am – 12:30pm

The Florida State Capitol Building

300 Monroe Street

House Office Building 102 – Reed Hall

Tallahassee, FL 32399

Your participation at these events is important to shaping the future of the Florida Film & Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive Program!

Register Now!

RSVP is required as seating is limited.

We look forward to seeing you in Tallahassee!


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


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.

Google Glass Comes to ICS Season 4

GREAT NEWS! Google Glass WILL be coming to Indie Cinema Showcase!

A big, HUGE thank you to all you filmmakers, fans AND personal friends who got involved! I can’t tell you how much it means to have your support, in any respect. I am humbled by all the messages of support (of me personally and of the #GlassExplorers project), the ReTweets on Twitter, the shares on Facebook… THANK YOU EVERYONE (see video). Extra special ginormous shout outs to all the supporters and sponsors on my Event Pages on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/467654093321974/) and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c455rqqv455iq3op23r3ts8csb0)!

Next week at this time I will be in San Francisco meeting my Google Glass Guide, who will fit me for Glass and provide an overview of the HUD (Heads Up Device). Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for live updates! If any of you are are Google+ look for a G+ Hangout in the near future…

So… what do we have in store for YOU next season, dear viewer, regarding Google Glass? Tune into Indie Cinema Showcase Season Four – coming this Winter – on Orange/VISION TV!

www.google.com/glass

(For an up-to-date countrywide map of Glass invitees, click HERE.)

 

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Glass How-to: Getting Started

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


Google Extends Deadline to Help Bring Google Glass to ICS

Sadly I did not make my Google Glass fundraising goal on June 20th but… here’s the GREAT news!! Google was gracious enough to grant me an extension to raise the additional funds I need to secure Glass and bring it home to Central Florida!! As of this writing, through some very generous people (including many of you filmmakers!), I have fundraised $1,129! Google Glass themselves cost $1500 and I’m only $371 from my goal!! Very thankfully, a local engineer stepped up and very, very generously offered to sponsor my travel arrangements to pick up Glass. As of right now, the plans are to pick up in San Francisco but those could change as the scheduling for Glass changes almost daily! Wish me luck, ICS filmmakers, fans and friends. We’re almost there!

In case you didn’t see my original post, please read below for more details:

As some of you may know, in March I was part of a select few invited by Google to join their Google Glass #GlassExplorers program! Testing of the revolutionary Glass headset is hugely limited to only 8,000 users in the United States (for now) until Glass is available to the public for purchase sometime in 2014. (For an up-to-date countrywide map of Glass invitees, click HERE.)

I am currently seeking sponsors to help support this project, and YOU could be one of them! My goal with incorporating this ICS is to produce the first ever field segment shot completely on Glass – among other projects including film, education and helping not-for-profit charities I personally support, most notably; Relay For Life (of Hunter’s Creek) and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (of Metro Orlando). Have a collaboration project in mind? Pitch it to me! Have $2K burning a hole in your pocket and feel like just giving it away? Feel free to send your entire wallet to me via PayPal using this email address: relayjennnn@gmail.com. Have a friend in mind who LOVES this stuff and may want to help out too? Share this blog or the event pages (below) with them! The deadline for sponsorships is NEXT THURSDAY, July 4th!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467654093321974/

Google+ Event Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c455rqqv455iq3op23r3ts8csb0

www.google.com/glass

You’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is Google Glass and, as a filmmaker, why should I care? More importantly, will you just give me the $1,500 for my short film?” True, Glass is pricey. You could buy a few GoPro cameras or a light kit from Digital Juice with $1,500. All this said, watch co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin’s TEDTalk from May to see a few of the things Google Glass can do and listen to more of the philosophy behind it…

In his class blog last year, past ICS guest and UCF Film professor Randy Finch asks, ‘What are the creative possibilities for storytellers willing to experiment with Google Glass? Will early-adopters start telling stories that superimpose data or other audio and video information over real scenes? Or will multiple users contribute their content – providing numerous views of one big event (e.g., many cameras covering one experience like a political convention or a protest march in real time – as in the parachute demonstration above)?” Tribeca Film Festival says of Google Glass, “In its self contained way, Google Glass joins the 21st-century notion that everyone is a filmmaker with the more conventionally accepted truth that everyone is an audience.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank the [private] sponsors who are making this exploration and trip possible for me. I am extremely honored to be included in this beta test and incredibly thankful for the kindness – and trust – of all of you. I can’t wait to show you what Glass could do for our filmmaking community!

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Glass How-to: Getting Started

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


Help Bring Google Glass to ICS

As some of you may know, in March I was part of a select few invited by Google to join their Google Glass #GlassExplorers program! Testing of the revolutionary Glass headset is hugely limited to only 8,000 users in the United States (for now) until Glass is available to the public for purchase sometime in 2014. (For an up-to-date countrywide map of Glass invitees, click HERE.)

I am currently seeking sponsors to help support this project, and YOU could be one of them! My goal with incorporating this ICS is to produce the first ever field segment shot completely on Glass – among other projects including film, education and helping not-for-profit charities I personally support, most notably; Relay For Life (of Hunter’s Creek) and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (of Metro Orlando). Have a collaboration project in mind? Pitch it to me! Have $2K burning a hole in your pocket and feel like just giving it away? Feel free to send your entire wallet to me via PayPal using this email address: relayjennnn@gmail.com. Have a friend in mind who LOVES this stuff and may want to help out too? Share this blog or the event pages (below) with them! The deadline for sponsorships is THIS SUNDAY, June 16th!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467654093321974/

Google+ Event Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c455rqqv455iq3op23r3ts8csb0

www.google.com/glass

You’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is Google Glass and, as a filmmaker, why should I care? More importantly, will you just give me the $1,500 for my short film?” True, Glass is pricey. You could buy a few GoPro cameras or a light kit from Digital Juice with $1,500. All this said, watch co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin’s TEDTalk from May to see a few of the things Google Glass can do and listen to more of the philosophy behind it…

In his class blog last year, past ICS guest and UCF Film professor Randy Finch asks, ‘What are the creative possibilities for storytellers willing to experiment with Google Glass? Will early-adopters start telling stories that superimpose data or other audio and video information over real scenes? Or will multiple users contribute their content – providing numerous views of one big event (e.g., many cameras covering one experience like a political convention or a protest march in real time – as in the parachute demonstration above)?” Tribeca Film Festival says of Google Glass, “In its self contained way, Google Glass joins the 21st-century notion that everyone is a filmmaker with the more conventionally accepted truth that everyone is an audience.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank the [private] sponsors who are making this exploration and trip possible for me. I am extremely honored to be included in this beta test and incredibly thankful for the kindness – and trust – of all of you. I can’t wait to show you what Glass could do for our filmmaking community!

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Glass How-to: Getting Started

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


ICS Congratulates Student Art Fest Finalists

UPDATE: Winners list released!

View full Final Results by clicking the image!

View full Final Results by clicking the image!

Our Indie Cinema Showcase Field Team covered the Inaugural Student Art Festival at Athens Theatre in DeLand, Florida. While presenting a Finalist award to our own Christina Carmona (on behalf of Finalist and 4th Place Overall Filmmaker David Kuskie) and STARTfest President, Kyle Snavely, were surprised by a STARTfest fan (actor Nando Miguel) who was a little upset over the defeat…

Please support Student Art Fest 2014 by visiting http://www.studentartfest.org to find out more information on how your high school and college students can get involved.


Indie Cinema Showcase Producer to preview Google Glass!

I already can’t wait for Season Four to start! You will see a few more show changes, and some fantastic new partnerships within the Florida community and beyond!

Also with Season Four comes some very exciting news for me personally that I cannot wait to share with you, our wonderful ICS audience, and Central Florida as a whole. Sadly, I don’t have a lot of detail yet but what I can tell you is… I was selected to be one of the first to try Google Glass as part of their #glassexplorers program!

www.google.com/glass

You’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is Google Glass and, as a filmmaker, why should I care? More importantly, can you just give me the $1,500 for my short film?” True, Glass is pricey. You could buy some nice Prime lenses or a light kit from Digital Juice with $1,500. All this said, watch the video below to see a few of the things Google Glass can do…

For filmmakers (as well as public servants, news media, etc.) the possibilities really are endless. For example, our coverage of this year’s Florida Film Festival could stream directly to indiecinemashowcase.com instead of you having to wait for our next show to broadcast. I could post a live video of our upcoming interview with legendary actress and Shambala Preserve activist, Tippi Hedren, without having to pick up our camera or my phone!

In his class blog last year, past ICS guest and UCF Film professor Randy Finch asks, ‘What are the creative possibilities for storytellers willing to experiment with Google Glass? Will early-adopters start telling stories that superimpose data or other audio and video information over real scenes? Or will multiple users contribute their content – providing numerous views of one big event (e.g., many cameras covering one experience like a political convention or a protest march in real time – as in the parachute demonstration above)?” Tribeca Film Festival says of Google Glass, “In its self contained way, Google Glass joins the 21st-century notion that everyone is a filmmaker with the more conventionally accepted truth that everyone is an audience.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank the [private] sponsors who are making this exploration and trip possible for me. I am extremely honored to be included in this beta test and incredibly thankful for the kindness – and trust – of all of you. I can’t wait to show you what Glass could do for our filmmaking community!

Related:

Project Glass: Live Demo

Sergey Brin talks about Google Glass at TED 2013

My Dreams For Google Glass – filmcircuit.com

Google Glass from a designer’s perspective – theverge.com


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