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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.


StARTfest Film Festival Coming to DeLand June 7

Past Popcorn Gallery panelist and award-winning filmmaker, Kyle Snavely, shines the spotlight on our filmmaking future at this years Student Art Festival. Student Art Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization composed of educators, festival coordinators, and film enthusiasts – all of whom are dedicated to seeing STARTFEST becoming a nationally recognized destination for youth education in the film arts. (Look for our coverage in Season 4!)

Kyle has done an amazing job assembling a fantastic board of directors ranging from a former Ops Manager of the Florida Film Festival to a Doctor! The judges are no slouches either. Students will have their work looked over by; ICS featured filmmakers Nicholas Ruff (Dust and Mud), Enrique Zarate (Zellwood) and Ken Lowrie (Situation Normal: A film about SNAFU), as well as a co-producer of The Mentalist, a camera op for CSI: Miami and an Assistant Editor for The Voice! Please support this local, student centric fest and help encourage the creative minds of tomorrow!



Top student films to screen at [STARTFEST] ‘13

Orlando, FL – Where can Florida high school and college students learn from a head camera operator for CSI, an MTV music video producer, or a director with CBS News? Student Art Festival [STARTFEST] bridges the gap between young, aspiring filmmakers, and leading industry professionals. “It’s the first film festival specifically designed for students,” says Kyle Snavely, President of [STARTFEST] and former video production teacher. “From my years teaching at both the high school and college level, I realized there needed to be a place where students can compete against their peers, AND receive valuable, constructive feedback from people who know what it takes to be successful in this industry.

It’s very encouraging to young filmmakers,” explains Amelia Langston, a Senior TV Production student at Oviedo High School. “Not only is it just for students, but we get the opportunity to have our films viewed by professionals. That’s unheard of in most film fests.

Amelia, along with over 100 other high school and college students from across the state, submitted films to be evaluated and scored by current film, video and broadcast professionals. The top 26 films with the highest scores will be shown at the inaugural [STARTFEST] ‘13 at 7 p.m. June 7th at the Athens Theater, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and $8 for groups of eight or more. For more information, go to studentartfestival.org.

Student Art Festival Inc., a Florida nonprofit organization, was founded in January, 2012 to provide high school and college students with education, exhibition and recognition in the arts.


If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kyle Snavely, please call at (321) 285-9237 or e-mail Kyle at KSnavely@StudentArtFestival.org

Caisson Films “Intrusive Behavior” Premiering in May

In Season Three, we showed you the trailer for Caisson Films’ Ft. Slaughterdale. (If you aren’t familiar with Caisson Films, check out their Trailers Page!) Next month Central Florida independent horror filmmaking duo, Brian and Johnna Troxell, premiere their latest film, Intrusive Behavior

For Immediate Release                  



You haven’t seen bad, but it’s coming

You haven’t seen bad, but it’s coming…

Orlando, FL: What becomes of a child, after she is abandoned by her own family and left in a mental hospital for 15 years? This psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat to the last minute. Intrusive Behavior has its East Coast Premiere on May 25th 2:30PM, at Athens Theater in Deland, Fl.  Tickets go on sale on-line for $7.00 http://athensdeland.com/Blurbs/intrusive.html

Intrusive Behavior’s cast include Los Angeles based actress Jessica Cameron and Chicago based actress Heather Dorff. Between the two they have an extensive resume. Not to mention the talent of the supporting cast.  This is the second feature film directed by Brian Troxell and produced by Caisson Films, once again pushing the envelope in Independent film making.



Johnna Troxell

Email Johnna18042@yahoo.com

(407) 951-9177

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