By Matthew Curtis | Enzian Theater December 6, 2007 at 7:10AM
16 years. 46 films. 11 FilmSlam winners. 8 schools. The 16th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase takes up residence at Enzian this weekend with four different programs scheduled for Saturday, 12/8, and Sunday, 12/9 at 11:00 AM and 1:15 PM. This event clearly focuses its spotlight on Florida filmmaking and continues to be Central Florida's premier celebration of the sunshine state's filmmakers. The nearly six hours of films spread out over four programs are made up in equal parts from the 11 monthly FilmSlam 2007 Audience Award winners, independent submissions, and curated work (up to 20 minutes) from Florida schools. All in all, eight educational institutions will be represented: Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Miami, Valencia Community College, Ringling School of Art & Design, Full Sail Real World Education, Daytona Beach Community College and Lake Brantley High School.
What's exciting for these young filmmakers is that not only will they get to see their work presented on the big screen in front of an audience, but a distinguished local jury consisting of former Orlando Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor Linda DiBattista, pop culture writer Liz Langley, and Enzian Development Coordinator Lucas Draper will be selecting a cream-of-the-crop, "Best of Brouhaha" program for the 2008 Florida Film Festival in late March. So come out and root your favorites on and support Florida filmmaking and your local indie filmmakers--you can go Christmas shopping another time, and admission is only $5 a program. See you there!