From the shameless plug and friendly reminder department…Two of Enzian’s most venerable and longstanding special events have important deadlines today: the 16th annual Florida Film Festival and the 15th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. The Film Festival, which takes place March 23 – April 1, 2007, has its early entry deadline for features, both narrative and documentary, domestic and international. That is a “postmark” deadline, not a “received by” one, so submissions should be in transit by this weekend to avoid any late fees. But if your latest project is not quite ready for preview (we do look at a large percentage of rough cuts by the way), there is a second, “late entry” deadline of December 1. As always, entry info and a submission form are available at www.floridafilmfestival.com, so don’t dawdle.
Today’s other deadline is for Brouhaha (December 2 & 3), and again it is a “postmark” one. Brouhaha is Enzian’s annual showcase for homegrown films of all kinds. Schools are invited to submit or curate their finest 20 minutes of work created by the students free of charge, and other independent filmmakers from throughout Florida can also submit their short work for a nominal fee. As was done last year for the first time, Brouhaha will once again be juried by local industry professionals, and the best 85 to 90 minutes of film will be honored in an “Emerging Florida Filmmakers” program in next year’s Florida Film Festival. Entry forms are available at www.enzian.org or in the theater lobby. We look forward to screening your work!