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Enzian Theater’s Brouhaha Announces 2014 Florida Film Festival Selectees

Imagine it. You make a short film and submit it to festivals, including Enzian Theater’s monthly FilmSlam. You blink, and win First Place. Next, your film advances to Enzian’s Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase (or you just submit directly to Brouhaha). When the selectees are announced, your short film is among them, and you realize, “I’m going to the Florida Film Festival!” Sounds cheesy but this just happened to 14 locally produced films.

Are you or your films among them? Here’s the breaking news direct from Enzian‘s website;

Now featuring an Audience Award, Brouhaha has quietly grown to become one of the premier outlets for locally produced films and videos, the best work from film schools statewide, and a fun-filled gathering for lovers of independent film. Audiences are made up of filmmakers, film educators, local production representatives, industry organization members, and the general public, all fascinated by the scope and creativity of films screened each year representing the entire spectrum of Florida’s immense talent pool.

The following films from the 22nd annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, held this past weekend November 23 & 24, were selected to represent the “Best of Brouhaha” in the 2014 Florida Film Festival (April 4 – 13):

RUNAWAY RENN (directed by Zachary Johnson, FSU, ***Audience Award Winner***)
THE FEAR OF BEING UNINTERESTING (directed by McKenzi Vanderberg, Rollins College)
DEAD TO RIGHTS (directed by Daniel Neil, Ringling College of Art and Design)
CHICKEN OR THE EGG (directed by Elaine Wu & Christine Kim, Ringling College of Art and Design)
THE PAST (directed by Sean Sida & Garrett Callahan, Full Sail University)
MOONBOUNCE (directed by Michael Kefeyalew, FSU)
SMALL WORLDS (directed by Steven Sobel, Daytona State College)
TECHSQUAD (directed by TL Westgate, October FilmSlam winner)
THE FLY (directed by Jarelis Cabrera, Trinity Preparatory School)
WHERE IS ALICE? (directed by Zachary Beckler, UCF)
BYE HYUNGJIK (directed by Hyungjik Lee, FSU)
FINAL STRAW (directed by Riccardo Renna, Ringling College of Art and Design)
RUNAWAY (directed by Susan Yung, Emily Buchanan & Esther Parobek, Ringling College of Art and Design)
LITTLE AFRICA (directed by Curtis Adair, FSU)

Interesting tidbit about one of this year’s selectees; Techsquad follows in the footsteps of fellow FilmSlam & Brouhaha honoree, Brian Quain’s You Have This Long in that, it too was made in 48 Hours (but NOT a 48 Hour Film Project). Quain’s short was also screened during 2012’s Florida Film Festival. Also, Techsquad is the only selectee not part of a school project, having been produced by local production company Creative Inlet Films. Could (well made) short films made in 48 hours become a trend for local filmmakers? We’ll see…


22nd Annual Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase This Weekend at Enzian

22nd Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase

Now featuring an Audience Award, Brouhaha has quietly grown to become one of the premier outlets for locally produced films and videos, the best work from film schools statewide, and a fun-filled gathering for lovers of independent film. Audiences are made up of filmmakers, film educators, local production representatives, industry organization members, and the general public, all fascinated by the scope and creativity of films screened each year representing the entire spectrum of Florida’s immense talent pool. The 22nd Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase will take place November 23 & 24, 2013.

Regular admission is only $5 per program with a $10 Showcase Pass which covers all 4 programs over both days. Admission is FREE for Enzian Film Society members and participating filmmakers!
Click here to join or renew today.

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Enzian FilmSlam Results: October 2013

www.enzian.org/film/filmslam/

Audience Vote Results for October (last Slam of) 2013:

    1) TechSquad (2013) 
    Director & Producer: TL Westgate; Writer TL Westgate, Michelle Bretana
    Running Time 8:46   Website: http://www.cretiveinletfilms.com/
    Synopsis: When the Department of Homeland Security needed a new task force to fight modern day crimes, they teamed up one hero cop with one tech savvy cop to form TechSquad.

    2) In Vain (2013)
    Director & Writer: Charles Frisby; Producer Kristin Frisby
    Running Time: 15:45  Website; http://www.GrungeProductions.com/
    Synopsis: Popular internet blogger Alexis suffers from a mental breakdown as mysterious visions in her mirrors haunt her every waking moment. 

    3) Earn (2013)
    Director: Kevin Shah; Producer Ylian Alfaro Snyder; Writer Kevin Shah, Paul Decker
    Running Time: 10:53  Websitewww.facebook.com/kevinShahfilm
    Synopsis: After his death, a father sends his son on a scavenger hunt. In a surprising twist, the past unravels, allowing him to find himself again.

    See you at the 22nd Annual Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase on November 23 & 24th!


Enzian FilmSlam this Sunday, October 13

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 friends. There’s a Director Q&A after the screening, plenty of networking time afterward at Eden Bar… what filmmaker WOULDN’T take advantage of this?!

Never fear! Enzian’s annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase is right around the corner! Next month to be exact. Click this link to find out more information.

To round out the last FilmSlam of 2013: 

In Vain (2013)
Director & Writer: Charles Frisby; Producer Kristin Frisby
Running Time: 15:45  Website; http://www.GrungeProductions.com/
Synopsis: Popular internet blogger Alexis suffers from a mental breakdown as mysterious visions in her mirrors haunt her every waking moment. 

Amazing Grace (2013)
Director: Todd Thompson; Producer & Writer Tony Sterling
Running Time; 9:23  Website; http://www.starsnorth.com/
Synopsis: Older man wants to marry younger woman but he has to overcome jealousy of the way she looks, acts and dresses around other men. A surprise awaits him.

TechSquad (2013) 
Director & Producer: TL Westgate; Writer TL Westgate, Michelle Bretana
Running Time 8:46   Website: http://www.cretiveinletfilms.com/
Synopsis: When the Department of Homeland Security needed a new task force to fight modern day crimes, they teamed up one hero cop with one tech savvy cop to form TechSquad.

Earn (2013)
Director: Kevin Shah; Producer Ylian Alfaro Snyder; Writer Kevin Shah, Paul Decker
Running Time: 10:53  Websitewww.facebook.com/kevinShahfilm
Synopsis: After his death, a father sends his son on a scavenger hunt. In a surprising twist, the past unravels, allowing him to find himself again.

Speculum (2013)
Director/Producer/Writer: Kris A. Truini
Running Time: 3:51
Synopsis: Darkness can poison our souls and stain our heart with hopelessness and depression. A man can have every excuse to end his life but never a reason. Minds are fragile and the lack of hope and happiness can kill us so easily.

SP #7 (2013)
Director/Producer/Writer: Carl Knickerbocker
Running Time: 2:30   Website: http://www.carlknickerbocker.com/
Synopsis: Religion, social structures and mortality, cuddled in eerie and dunked in darkness. Perhaps an unsettling dream? Part of a series of philosophical driven shorts. In the Suburban Primitive style.

Sleepy Fun Time (2013)
Director & Writer: Carson Griffin; Producer Carson Griffin & Teri Harrison
Running Time 6:27  Website: http://www.facebook.com/sleepyfuntime
Synopsis: When Danielle decides to have a slumber party, her and her friends soon discover an unexpected, unexplained, and unusual guest has arrived. Thus making it a night that will scar them with a powerhouse of blood, laughs, and pies.

The Bloody Jug Band – Roadkill Boys (2013)
Director: Steven Shea; Producer: T.W. Anderson, Steven Shea, John Theisen
Running Time: 4:10  Websitewww.abyssmal.comwww.bloodyjugband.com
Synopsis: A happy couple goes camping in the woods, but little did they know they would run into the Roadkill Boys and their lives would change forever…

FilmSlam 2014 dates: COMING SOON!


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.


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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Enzian FilmSlam Results: August 2013

www.enzian.org/film/filmslam/

Audience Vote Results for August 2013:

Today’s FilmSlam was a monumental one. History making, even! We’ll let the Slam Programmer, Tim, tell you. (From Facebook);

www.enzian.org/film/filmslam

After an INCREDIBLE turnout – Over 200 tickets sold – for the August Slam, we are thrilled to announce the Top 3 films. The winner (#1) will move on to the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase in November. Congrats to our filmmakers for such a strong showing this month:

#1 – Validation Theory
#2 – Our Town
#3 – The Door

All the best to everyone that came out to support our local film community.

 

Remaining FilmSlam 2013 dates:

  • September 15, 2013
  • 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.


Enzian FilmSlam this Sunday, August 11

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 kin. There’s a Director Q&A after the screening, plenty of networking time afterward at Eden Bar… what filmmaker WOULDN’T take advantage of this?!

On the roster this month:

Crust (2012)
Writer Perry Wilson
Director Perry Wilson
Producer Tim Ritter
Website http://315films.com/
Running Time 1 minute
Another dreary morning means another typical meal for a bored husband. This may be the breakfast that brings some change, though — he’s prepared to make sure of it.

Our Town (2013)
Writer Michelle Brown
Director Kathleen Bossart
Producer Michelle Brown
Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Town/350186691738257
Running Time 14:36
Synopsis: Our Town is based in 1957. It is about a group of kids that witness a murder in a small town. The story follows them as they try to stop the person that committed this crime.

Vann – Pilot (2013)
Writer Rich Belsan
Director Rich Belsan
Producer Rich Belsan
Website http://www.facebook.com/VannWebSeries
Running Time 5:00
Synopsis: In this pilot for the upcoming web series, two roommates, Vann and Laura, debate whether a single flaw with Laura’s latest date is enough to dump an otherwise great guy.

Haunted Hijinks (2013)
Writer Nicholas Slade
Director Nicholas Slade
Producer Nicholas Slade and Jacob Henry
Running Time 7 Minutes
Synopsis: Haunted Hijinks follows the antics of Chuck and Herb after they take a job to hunt down a ghost in this black and white silent comedy.

Validation Theory (2013)
Writer Ermir Bakraci
Director Ermir Bakraci
Producer Jared Ross King
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ValidationTheory
Running Time 6:54
Synopsis: A couple’s relationship begins to quickly unravel when the discovery of a nursing home brochure causes their hidden intentions and subdued sentiments come to light.

The Door (2013)
Writer Randy Larioz
Director Randy Larioz
Producer Randy Larioz
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheDoorMoviePage
Running Time 15:31
Synopsis: A psychological thriller about a man walking down a long, silent country road unaware of how, or why he is there. Soon a mysterious door appears out of nowhere, unlocking his recent past and ultimately sealing his fate.

Waiting (2012)
Writer Chris Beemer
Director Chris Beemer
Producer Chris Beemer
Running Time 6:57
Synopsis: A man gets a phone call late at night from his wife requesting a small favor… To go into the attic. He knows something waits for him in the darkness.

Only TWO more Slams left in 2013:

  • September 15, 2013
  • 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.

 

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Enzian FilmSlam Results: July 2013

www.enzian.org/film/filmslam/

Audience Vote Results for July 2013:

  1. Bittersweet (2013)
  2. Director: Grant Martin (http://www.facebook.com/themoviebittersweet)

  3. Gifts (2013)
    Director/Writer: Forrest Hughes (http://www.gifts-movie.com)
  4. Lend A Hand (2013)
    Director/Producer/Writer: Tyler Falbo (https://vimeo.com/tylerfalbo)

 

Remaining FilmSlam 2013 dates:

  • August 11, 2013
  • September 15, 2013
  • 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.


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