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Networking Opportunity: October 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

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!

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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!


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


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!


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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Networking Opportunity: July 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

  • July 24
  • 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!


48 Hour Film Project Orlando: Aug 23-25, 2013

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? The first of TEN Meet and Greet events starts TOMORROW!

As of this writing, 7 teams have already joined this year’s 48. Sign up soon… spots fill quickly!

Meet and Greet Dates (Dates hyperlinked to Facebook Event Page, venues linked to company website)

  1. Tuesday, July 16, 4-7pm at Eternal Tap (Downtown Orlando)
  2. Friday, July 19, 4-7pm at Twin Peaks (International Drive)
  3. Tuesday, July 23, 4-7pm at Eternal Tap
  4. Friday, July 26, 4-7pm at University Orlando Ale House (Near Full Sail)
  5. Tuesday, July 30, 4-7pm at Eternal Tap
  6. Friday, August 2, 4-7pm at Cue-Phoria Billiards and Cafe (Semoran & Aloma)
  7. Tuesday, August 6, 4-7pm at Eternal Tap
  8. Friday, August 9, 4-7pm at Cue-Phoria Billiards and Cafe
  9. Tuesday, August 13, 4-7pm at Eternal Tap  <—Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday!
  10. Friday, August 16, 4-7pm at Cue-Phoria Billiards and Cafe

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!)


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


Orlando’s Abyssmal Entertainment Unleashes Fiend Fatale

ICS past guest, Steven Shea (Abyssmal Entertainment), just released his latest short film called “Fiend Fatale,” a proof of concept brand conceived here in Central Florida. FIEND FATALE is a horror-adventure film, about five sisters, a vampire, zombie, werewolf, demon and mermaid, cloned from the DNA of extinct monsters, thrust into the modern world and facing off against the government, terrorists and themselves. You may notice some familiar faces in this piece including local actress and presenter, Tracy Wiu, actor and past Popcorn Gallery panelist, Chris Greene and even a small cameo by our former host and current Enzian FilmSlam programmer and host, Tim Anderson! (If you look real close, you’ll notice Cronin… as in Terry Cronin from Students of the Unusual and our MegaCon special!)

Their Vimeo page states, “This project is currently seeking financing, and being shopped around to different studios, executives and financiers. We have created a brand that contains a Proof-Of-Concept Short Film, Comic Book, Video Game App, as well as possibilities for a Television Series and Sequel potentials.” Perhaps Orlando, nay the world, will be seeing a lot more of these ladies in the near future…

If you’re an Android user, check out the app! It’s called “Fiend Fatale: Stairwell to Heaven.”

Now available for download in the Google Play Store!

Now available for download in the Google Play Store!

 

Related: 

Troma Entertainment, Inc. releases Florida lensed Doomsday County

Fiend Fatale on Facebook


Save $45 on Art of Visual Storytelling Tour in Tampa on Friday 6/28

Thinking of attending Alex Buono‘s Art of Visual Storytelling Workshop Presented by Monte Zucker in Tampa tomorrow but aren’t sure? Use our ICS exclusive discount code AVSICSFL, and save $45 on all three ticketing options! Very cool incentive: Your ticket purchase includes a FREE pass to NAB SHOW 2014 (April)!

Filmmakers have the option of attending both workshops (all day), the daytime cinematography workshop (9a – 4p) or  the evening visual structure seminar (6p – 9p).

http://www.visualstorytellingtour.com

Click image for ticketing options!

Not sure of which workshop to attend? Here’s a preview of what the day will look like to help you decide:

 

The Workshop Schedule 9:00am-9:00pm
Daytime Cinematography Workshop 9:00am-4:00pm
9:00am – 9:15am Introductions: Overview and “Case Study” clips of my work that we’ll recreate
9:15am – 9:45am Script Breakdown: Table Reading and discussion of ideas for shooting the script
9:45am – 10:00am Location Scouting: How to properly tech scout a location
10:00am – 10:15am Shotlists & Diagrams: How I design master shots and coverage
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00pm CREW CALL: Introduce the camera, grip, electric and audio departments
11:00pm – 12:00pm Shooting Demo #1: Shooting coverage/Dramatic lighting
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Shooting Demo #2: Camera Movement
2:00pm – 2:30pm Shooting Demo #3: Interview Setup
2:30pm – 3:00pm Shooting Demo #4: Mōvi Demo
3:00pm – 3:30pm Shooting Demo #5: Shooting 4k/Green Screen
3:30pm – 3:45pm Workflow
3:45pm – 4:00pm Q&A
 
HANDS-ON HOUR With Cutting Edge Gear (All Ticket Holders May Attend)
 
Evening Visual Structure Seminar 6:00pm-9:00pm
6:00pm – 6:40pm DSLR Cinema: getting the most cinematic look out of your DSLR
6:40pm – 7:00pm CINE-STYLE: the next wave of camera technology
7:00pm – 8:30pm VISUAL DESIGN: understanding the seven visual components
8:30pm – 9:00pm VISUAL STORYTELLING: how to apply visual structure to your projects

 

Related:

Rode Mics on Art of Visual Storytelling

Beyond the Still: Alex Buono

Monte Zucker Educational Tools for Photogs and Filmmakers 


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