The 19th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, Central Florida’s premier outlet for in-state produced short films, is locked and loaded and ready for its closeup next weekend, December 4 & 5. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon, a total of 49 films will unspool in four unique 88 – 91 minute programs, one starting at 11:00 AM and one at 1:15 PM each day. The lineup includes eight of the monthly FilmSlam winners since January, selected works from independent submissions, and films curated by colleges, high schools, and film schools around the state who were invited to choose up to 20 minutes of their finest student projects and put their best foot forward. All in all, eleven schools participated (a record!) and will be represented in the program: University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Full Sail University, Rollins College, Stetson Univeristy, Ringling College of Art and Design, Everest University, Valencia Community College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lake Howell High School, and Dr. Phillips High School.
It’s an eclectic mix of cinematic visions, with everything under the sun represented in films from 30 seconds to almost 20 minutes in length–comedy, drama, narrative, documentary, horror, sci-fi, westerns, musicals, experimental, animation, and music videos too! All films will be eligible to be chosen for the “Best of Brouhaha” program in the 2011 Florida Film Festival Florida Sidebar in April, so be sure to come root for your favorites and try to influence the judges. A jury of local industry professionals will be on hand to view all programs at the same time as the audience, and all three are excited about the opportunity: Sheena Carlisle, Coordinator, Film & Entertainment Technology for the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission; Tim Anderson, Indie Cinema Showcase on Orange TV, Programmer/Host of the 2011 FilmSlam, film critic/journalist; and Robin K. Wright, President of Storyteller Entertainment and Women in Film & Televison, Florida.
With truly something for everyone, you won’t want to miss this important indie film event. Admission is only $5 per program, so come out and show your support. Complete film info and schedule can be found at http://www.enzian.org/festivals/brouhaha/ Have a great Thanksgiving holiday and we’ll see you next weekend.