Just because Brouhaha has come and gone does not mean that Florida student and indie shorts have to wait until March to get back on screen at Enzian–in case you missed it, the theater recently announced the rebirth of FilmSlam. Originally a project of the University of Central Florida’s Downtown Media Arts Center, the last FilmSlam was held there in late Spring prior to the venue closing in the Summer. The local filmmaking community and FilmSlam organizers Brian Feldman and John Thiesen came to Enzian with a request to continue the monthly screenings of local filmmakers’ projects. As a result, Enzian will host FilmSlam on the second Sunday of each month in 2007 starting on January 14. There is no entry fee, and preview screeners must be received by the 1st of the month to be eligible for exhibition.
“We are thrilled to see the spirit and heart of the local film scene continue to have an outlet through the FilmSlam. I think Enzian’s the right home for it,” said former dMAC executive director Rich Grula. Audience favorites will be chosen each month and asked back for the GrandSlam in December 2007 during the next edition of the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. More information about FilmSlam and how to submit a film can be found at Enzian.org.