In last weekend’s final FilmSlam of 2009 (Enzian’s monthly showcase of locally produced short films), Steven Shea’s “2:22” was the big winner, taking 1st Place in the Audience Award voting and guaranteeing itself a spot in the upcoming Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. Shea’s gory creepfest about a young woman waking up after a night of clubbing with a lot more than the spins clearly struck a nerve (or a vein) with local indie film supporters still in the Halloween spirit.
Congratulations also to Ryan Kindel for earning 2nd Place honors for his documentary about Titusville, SPACE TOWN: LAST STOP BEFORE THE MOON, and Kevin Dusinberre’s salesman film, PURRFECT PITCH, which took 3rd Place. And while there is no FilmSlam in December, be sure to circle your calendar for the 18th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6, a 2-day/4-program event composed of many monthly FilmSlam winners, films curated by school departments statewide, and the best of the independent submissions. A jury of industry professionals will be on hand to pick the cream of the crop and select an 80 – 90 minute “Best of Brouhaha” program, which will then be presented as the shorts portion of the Florida Sidebar in the 2010 Florida Film Festival this April 9 – 18. So be sure to come out, show your support, and join the festivities.