Before turning the Florida indie filmmaking spotlight on the 19th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase in a couple of weeks (December 4 & 5), Enzian opened its doors early this glorious past Sunday afternoon to host the 10th and final FilmSlam of 2010. Considering that it was possibly the most gorgeous day of the year so far, a great crowd of over 80 filmmakers, friends, family, and community supporters showed up to wish retiring FilmSlam founder/host/programmer John Theisen goodbye and welcome incoming host and programmer Tim Anderson, who takes over in 2011.
First Place in the audience ballots and an automatic bye into Brouhaha went to Elizabeth Anne's B-SIDE ARTISTS: IN THE BEGINNING, a doc about the origins of the B-Side Artists movement in Orlando, which celebrated its 3rd anniversary this month. Second Place went to David Dunlap's 759 DRESDEN, the story of an unsolved murder in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1973. And Third Place went to Fred Zara's JUST THURSDAY, in which an average day is chronicled in less than 3 minutes using nothing but cell phone pictures.
Congrats to everyone who participated and made FilmSlam happen over these past 11 months, and we hope to see you at Brouhaha over the first weekend of December. Where else can you see FilmSlam winners, the best work from film schools statewide, and a choice selection of independent submissions compete for a spot in the Florida Film Festival for just $5 a program?