Last weekend’s FilmSlam #10 for 2009 drew a healthy 80 or so local indie film supporters as seven new Florida short films made their debuts on the big screen at Enzian. As always, the Audience Award winner of this monthly in-state filmmaking celebration receives an automatic bye into December’s Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. And once there, if the FilmSlam winner happens to be selected by a local industry jury to be part of the “Best of Brouhaha” program, the film moves on to play in the Florida Sidebar section of April’s 19th annual Florida Film Festival. So potentially there’s a whole lot on the line at FilmSlam every month, and these young filmmakers really step up to the plate.
Congratulations go out to Director Austin Boggs and Writer/Producer Bryan Patrick Moore for taking 1st Place with ONE FOR WORDS, described as a film in which a pair of long-time friends have something to say to each other but just can’t seem to get the words out. Kudos also to the 2nd and 3rd Place winners, Gerald J. Godbout III and Ronny Vega for their films LEGENDS: A FRIDAY THE 13TH TALE and THE AMBER PROJECT.
Be sure to check out the final FilmSlam of 2009 on November 8, and get your entry in by the end of the month if you’d like to have a shot at your film participating. Good luck!