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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…

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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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Round 2 of Moviemaker’s 25 Coolest Include Three More Florida Fests

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We first told you about MovieMaker Magazine‘s 25 Coolest Film Festivals voting last week in Round One, where two Florida based film festivals were in the running; Pool 1Orlando Film Festival (October 16-20, 2013) and Pool 2Sarasota Film Festival (April 4-13, 2014).

In the Second Round of nominees, three more Florida fests have been nominated; Pool 16: Miami International Film Festival (March 7-16, 2014), Pool 18: Key West Film Festival (November 13-17), and in Pool 19 (my personal favorite): Florida Film Festival (April 4-13, 2014)!

There are many pools in which to vote with such notable fests as Slamdance, Tribeca, Sundance and Austin. Friend of the show, Florida Film Festival, was both nominated and won in 2010. Will 2013 be the year Florida festivals DOMINATE MovieMaker’s 25 Coolest Fests? We hope so! Take our poll below…

Good luck to all the Florida fests nominated!


Local Film Fests in Running to Be One of Moviemaker Mag’s 25 Coolest

25 Coolest 2013

 orlando FF logo    Sarasota Film Fest

MovieMaker Magazine is holding its 10th annual vote for the 25 Coolest Film Festivals and the nominees are IN! Recognized in 2013 are two of our own; In Pool 1: Orlando Film Festival (October 16-20, 2013) and in Pool 2: Sarasota Film Festival (April 4-13, 2014)! Want to vote right this moment? Click on the graphic above to be immediately inter-catapulted to MovieMaker Magazine’s voting site…

There are 10 pools in which to vote with such notable fests as Slamdance, Tribeca, Sundance and Austin to name a few. In 2009, Sunscreen Film Fest claimed the prize. This isn’t the first time neighboring Florida film fests have faced off. (Say THAT five times fast!) Local favorites, the Florida Film Festival (also voted one of MovieMaker Mag’s Film Fests Worth the Fee in 2009) and the Freakshow Horror Film Fest (at Spooky Empire), which were both nominated and won in 2010. Also, Central Florida Film Festival was recognized as one of MovieMaker’s 25 Film Festivals Worth the Fee in 2012.

Good luck to both OFF and SFF!!


Florida Film Festival 2013 Special Edition

We were had to take a short break after spending 10 days at the Florida Film Festival. It kicked our butts! The fruits of our labor aired tonight on VISION/Orange TV locally. For those of you outside of Orange County, heck, even out of the state, country and even planet? (Ground control to ISS…), here is Season Three: Episode Eight of Indie Cinema Showcase featuring the Florida Film Festival!

Special thanks to those who came out and lent a hand, mic and/or camera; Kate RamseyPeter Hoang, Samantha Laine, TL Westgate and Darwin Godbout. Huge thanks to everyone at the Florida Film Festival, particularly Enzian Theater; Jen Guhl, Shannon Jones, Joshua Martin, Matthew Curtis, Phillip and Sig Tiedtke.

Shout Outs and Thank Yous also go out to the following who took the time to speak with us for this show:

Our show would be nothing without our ICS Field Team; Christina Carmona, Nando Torres, Jay De Los Santos and honorary ICSFT member, ‘Dangerous’ Dave Kuskie. Thank you to our Producers Gerald Godbout, Allan Marrero and Jen Vargas (yes, I just thanked myself) for keeping us motivated and moving forward!


Florida Film Festival 2013 Jury and Audience Award Winners

What? You missed the Awards Brunch at the Florida Film Festival 2013, and don’t know who the winners are? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of the winners and linked websites where you can find out more about the films and their filmmakers…

Huge thanks again to the kind folks at the Florida Film Festival, Enzian Theater and Eden Bar for another wonderful experience! Look for our Florida Film Festival 2013 episode in May!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Florida Film Festival

Jennifer Guhl, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

jguhl@enzian.org

407-629-1088 x302

2013 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL HONORS THE BEST IN AMERICAN INDEPENDENT AND FOREIGN FILMS

Orlando, FL (April 22, 2013) – The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced the Jury and Audience Awards during a highly anticipated ceremony this past weekend.  With a record number of films (173) representing 22 countries, the Festival recognized the best in American independent and foreign film.  Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, the Grand Jury Award for Best Live Action and Animated Short films automatically qualifies the winners for entry into the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards®.

“This year’s award winners reflect the incredible diversity and vitality of indie filmmaking from the U.S. and abroad,” said Matthew Curtis, Programming Director. “We have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to program some extraordinary new works of cinema and see audiences who have embraced the unexpected while being both challenged and wholeheartedly entertained.

Congratulations to the independent and foreign film award winners at the 2013 Florida Film Festival,” said Anne Watters, Program Director of Film at Full Sail University. “As primary sponsors, we were honored to join Enzian in celebrating with our students and our community the diverse talents and creative films in this year’s lineup.

The jury and audience award winners of the 2013 Florida Film Festival in the American Independent and International Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film categories are as follows:

Narrative Features:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature – THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast – THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE, directed by Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge

Documentaries:

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON, directed by Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, and Dawn Logsdon

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short – SKATE YRSELF CLEAN, directed by Janna Jude Brown

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Directing – SHEPARD & DARK, directed by Treva Wurmfeld

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature – FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY, directed by Brad Bernstein [Companion App available HERE]

Shorts:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short – MY NAME IS YOUR FIRST LOVE, directed by Rob Richert

Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short – BACKYARD JAM, directed by Randall Christopher

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Narrative Short – ASAD, directed by Bryan Buckley

Audience Award for Best Short Film – THINGS YOU DON’T JOKE ABOUT, directed by Viet Nguyen

International:

Audience Award for Best International Feature – STARBUCK (Canada), directed by Ken Scott

Audience Award for Best International Short – HEAD OVER HEELS (UK), directed by Timothy Reckhart

 

About the Florida Film Festival:

The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and 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 hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Barry Levinson, and Edward James Olmos, Cary Elwes, and Tippi Hedren. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

For additional information:

www.floridafilmfestival.com

www.facebook.com/floridafilmfestival

Twitter: @FloridaFilmFest

 

About Enzian:

Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international films, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for 28 years, is home to the internationally recognized Florida Film Festival and the Eden Bar.

For additional information:

On-line:  Enzian.org

Phone:  (407) 629-1088

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/EnzianTheater

Twitter: @EnzianTheater

About 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. In 2011, 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 o fPostsecondary 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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Florida Film Festival 2013 Teaser

We admit it.

We had to take a little break to re-charge our collective batteries, tech and homosapien, after this year’s Florida Film Festival. Our short bloghiatus (not a Lady Gaga album) has concluded and… We’re BACK!

From Enzian Theater, Eden Bar, FFF Staff (especially Jen Guhl and the Marketing Teamcoming to The CW this Fall!), Volunteers, Sponsors, UCF Street Teams, to our own ICS Staff and Guest Correspondent David Kuskie — THANK YOU for helping make our experience covering the 2013 Florida Film Festival the best yet!

Stay tuned! Our special full episode featuring all the fun at this year’s Fest is set to premiere in May on VISION/Orange TV, then promptly afterward on the web via our YouTube // Vimeo Channels and on iTunes. Until then…

(YES! That’s David with legendary Hitchcock leading lady, Tippi Hedren!!)
Related FFF Coolness: 

Queer Film Critic FFF Preview

Cinema Crespodiso FFF Wrap Up

CinemaFunk’s 2013 Florida Film Festival Coverage


Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 7-10

Days 7, 8 & 9 of the Florida Film Fest were busy ones for us at ICS! We’ve been busting our humps to bring you the best from the Florida Film Festival, and even landed exclusive interviews with Hitchcock leading lady and big cat activist, Tippi Hedren, and actress/stuntwoman/all around badass, Zoe Bell! Stay tuned…

 

We’ll be back momentarily with Days 8, 9 & 10 but in the meantime, please listen to Day 7’s wrap up here:

https://archive.org/details/ICSFFFPodcastDay7

 

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

More fun from the FFF 2013 after this short break…

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are listening!

 

Shout outs to:

  • Christina Carmona
  • Nando Torres
  • David Kuskie
  • Jay De Los Santos
  • Kate Ramsey
  • TL Westgate

Apologies to:

  • Our listeners
  • Wallpaper
  • Ghosts
  • Truffle Fries

Shame on:

  • Jen Vargas
  • Sleep in general

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 6

Day 6 of the Florida Film Festival began early (for us filmmakers!) with the panel portion of our fest. This morning’s Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology discussion, sponsored by Disney, was a great start. Panelists included Senior Computer Graphics Supervisor André Thomas of EA Sports, Creative Marketing Consultant, Evan Jones of Snap! Orlando, founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Orlando innovation studio IDEAS Bob Allen, and moderator Chip Weston, painter, photographer, graphic artist, and Course Director of New Media and Social Media at Full Sail University. In tonight’s podcast we explore our digital age, enjoy some truffle fries and a few Quentin Tarantinis from Eden Bar in honor of tonight’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show at FFF, PULP FICTION!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are watching (and listening)!

Listen HERE: http://archive.org/details/ICSFFFPodcastDay6

Joining us on Day 6; ICS Photographer Nando “Fancy Boots” Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Hostess Christina CarmonaICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler/Zombie Fluffer/Choreographer Dangerous Dave Kuskie, Producer Jen Vargas (who really should look into that whole ‘sleep’ thing), local photographer Vanessa Benoit, ICS Executive Producer and Editor Gerald Godbout III, Producer Allan “Lefty” Marrero (and his lovely wife Jennifer), and ICS Camera Op Jay De Los Santos makes a very brief appearance between breaks. A great companion video to tonight’s podcast…


Shout outs to:

Apologies to:

  • The British Empire
  • SIR Anthony Hopkins
  • SIR Alfred Hitchcock
  • DAME Judi Dench
  • Short Attention Span Theater
  • Silence
  • The Future
  • Anyone who ISN’T at the 2013 Florida Film Festival

Shame on:

  • Lazy filmmakers
  • Aderall
  • ADHD Posers
  • Winking

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 2

Due to technical circumstances beyond our control, though recorded, our 2nd podcast does not exist. It was so awesome no one can ever hear it, including us. We’ll be back on Sunday! In the meantime, if you missed our first Costco-sized inaugural podcast wrap up of Opening Night of the Florida Film Festival, you may listen here:

https://archive.org/details/ICSTVFFFDay1Podcast

Joining us on Day 2 were; ICS Hostess Christina Carmona, ICS Photographer Nando Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler David Kuskie and Producer Jen Vargas (who isn’t really typing this). [We lost Allison WalterPeter Hoang and Jay De Los Santos tonight to work commitments but they will be back soon!]

David and Christina shared an awkward prom dance and photo in the parking lot. It was deliriously awkward. Relive the magic.

(Missing: Braces and AquaNet)

Enchantment Under the Squee 2013

Shout outs were given to:

Apologies humbly go out to:

  • You!
  • Christina
  • David
  • Nando
  • Awkward Prom Dances and taffeta

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