The monthly FilmSlam on second Sunday afternoons at Enzian is definitely back in the swing of things. This past weekend nearly 100 local film supporters came out to enjoy a diverse program of short films hand picked by Programmer/Host John Thiesen. When all was said and done, the audience voted on their favorites, with the 1st place winner automatically receiving a “bye” to participate in the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase at the end of the year. Once in Brouhaha, films are chosen by an industry jury to make up the “Best of Brouhaha – Florida Shorts” program in in Florida Film Festival. The 2008 FFF coming up March 28 – April 6 includes four FilmSlam winners from 2007–not a bad ratio at all.
So the lucky winner of audience honors for the February FilmSlam is…Will Malone’s mock batteries commercial called BATTERIES MADE EASY. Congratulations! 2nd Place went to Glenn Bain and Jorge Maura’s action spoof, CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT AND THE SECRET SQUADRON: ZERO HOUR, and 3rd Place went to SOLMI’s SUPERHERO, about friends and secrets. Nice work, everyone. Let’s keep submitting those short films!