After a one month hiatus to make way for the Florida Film Festival, the Film Slam is back at the Enzian Theater this Sunday, May 15th. Everything remains the same. Short films are screened. The audience votes on all the films and the winner is the short with the most points. The winner gets screened at the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase at the end of the year. After all the films have screened for the afternoon, host Tim Anderson holds a Q&A session with the filmmakers. Tickets are $5. Screening begins at 1pm. The Enzian is located at 1300 South Orlando Avenue in Maitland. Here are the shorts:
#1 – Empyrean: "La Retour de Mere-Terre" (2010)
Directed by: Steven Shea, Written by: Michael DeLancett Length: 7:38 min — Orlando, FL www.abyssmal.com / www.empyreanband.com
DESCRIPTION: The official Music Video for the first single from Orlando's own, Empyrean—from their new album "Resurrection Engine".
#2 – The Pen (2011)
Written/Directed/Produced by: Kevin James O'Neill Length: 3:00 min – Orlando, FL - www.oliveranchroadproductions.com
DESCRIPTION: Our life stories are told with pens. "The Pen" follows the life of Bill Lunt and the parallel of his clicking pen and the ticking of his clock.
#3 – Riding the Dog (2011)
Directed by: Milo, Written & Produced by: Alan Whitney Length: 19:36 min – Winter Park, FL — www.miloproductionsllc.com
DESCRIPTION: "Riding the Dog" is an unauthorized and uncensored documentary that chronicles the stories, opinions and emotions of riders on the interstate bus system during a recent cross-country trip.
#4 – So Long (2011)
Written & Directed by: Charles Frisby, Produced By: Kristin Frisby
Length: 2:57 min - Sanford, FL — www.charlesfrisby.com
DESCRIPTION: A recently widowed woman deals with the loss of her husband while trying to find closure.
#5 – Bond (2011)
Directed by: Mario Giancini, Written by: Frank Tobin, Produced by: Valensky Sylvain & Jeremy Wood Length: 4:25 min - Apopka, FL — www.cinematichaiku.com
DESCRIPTION: There is nothing stronger than the bond between a mother and her son, even in the face of something as ugly as domestic violence.
#6 – Your Life is a Movie, Hazel (2011)
Written/Directed/Produced by: Hederr Perez
Length: 14:04 min – North Miami, FL — firstname.lastname@example.org
DESCRIPTION: Hazel Sanchez is a credulous romantic and her greatest desire is to win back her most recent lover, Ernesto
#7 – SoulSwitch "Change" (2011)
Written & Directed by: Adam Arnali, Produced by: Adam Arnali & Jimmy Kwong
Length: 3:55 min - Orlando, FL— www.soulswitch.net / www.zerodarkcinema.com
DESCRIPTION: Karma becomes a bitch when a female photographer decides her man isn't good enough for her. "Change" is the latest music video from Orlando band, SoulSwitch.