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FilmSlam Continues With Venue Change To Enzian
By Douglas Lorah
Accepting entries until this Friday, January 5 for the event on the 14th!!!
Originally a project of University of Central Florida's Downtown Media Arts Center, the FilmSlam got its start from then DMAC director Jason Neff. He got the idea from a trip to NY where they were already doing a film slam. He brought the idea back to Orlando and was a successful way for local filmmakers to show their works in a theater. The FilmSlam has been on hiatus and seemed fated to end completely when the DMAC closed its doors with a whimper earlier in 2006. The local filmmaking community and FilmSlam organizers came to Enzian with a request to continue the monthly screenings of local filmmakers' projects. As a result, Enzian will continue the program to focus on the growing number of indie and student filmmakers in the State of Florida.
FilmSlam will be held on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM at Enzian Theater. Below are the dates for 2007:
GrandSlam at Brouhaha: December 8 & 9
How to Enter FilmSlam
Download the FilmSlam Entry Form for complete details!
Questions? E-mail John Theisen OR Brian Feldman for answers.
Entries submitted for review must be on 1/2" VHS or DVD (screeners may be picked up in person at each month's FilmSlam).
Entry formats exhibited at the FilmSlam include: 1/2" VHS and DVD. Submission copies will also serve as the screener copies unless the filmmaker specifically requests a change.
All films must have a total running time of less than 25 minutes.
Films may only screen in ONE FilmSlam in 2007. Films selected for the FilmSlam are still eligible to enter the Florida Film Festival.
Films not selected for one month's FilmSlam will be held and considered for the next month unless otherwise requested by the filmmaker.
Entry into the FilmSlam is FREE (and open only) to all Florida Filmmakers. There is a $5.00 admission fee to the monthly screenings so that the filmmakers do not have to pay an entry fee! Tell your friends to come support indie film!
Early entry is strongly encouraged. Submissions must be received by the FIRST OF THE MONTH in order to be considered for that month's event - NO EXCEPTIONS! A well-written, 25-word synopsis of the basic plot and premise of the work(s) is required with each entry. If available, b/w and color promotional stills should be sent or e-mailed to Betsy Dye.
Works are scheduled at the discretion of Enzian Theater and the FilmSlam programmers. Enzian retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason.
Shipping and postage costs for videos/DVDs and any support material to and from the FilmSlam will be paid by the filmmaker. FilmSlam will not accept COD shipments. Submissions may be addressed to:
FilmSlam c/o Enzian Theater
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751