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This Sunday, January 14, at 1:00 PM marks the Enzian debut of FilmSlam, originally a project of UCF’s Downtown Media Arts Center. Of course when DMAC closed last Summer, the FilmSlam went with it, and the monthly screenings of local filmmakers’ projects went into hibernation for a while. But with the efforts of Co-Producers John Thiesen and Brian Feldman, and Enzian’s goal of serving the community in as many ways as possible, the project has been resurrected and starts anew this weekend.

Screenings will be held the second Sunday of every month at the same time (1:00 PM), and entries are due by the 1st for consideration in the next FilmSlam. Films must be less than 25 minutes in length, and there is no entry fee. Audiences will vote on a 1-5 scale a la the Audience Award ballots at the Florida Film Festival, and each month’s winners will qualify for the GrandSlam in December during the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase.

Sunday’s lineup includes such titles as SECURITY DEPOSIT, SINCE SEPTEMBER, AGING IMAGINATION, A MAN IN THE ATTIC, and SPEAKEASY, and admission is only $5. So come show your support for Central Florida’s growing number of student and indie filmmakers, and let’s get this thing rolling–you’ll be glad you did.


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