This past weekend Enzian played host to 32 short films, a couple of hundred spectators, and a dozen filmmakers at the 15th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. The two programs of Florida films were judged by a local industry jury made up of Orlando Weekly Music/Film EditorJason Ferguson, Florida Film Monthly Publisher/Editor Michael McNamara, and Enzian/Florida Film Festival Director of Marketing and Development Shannon Lacek. Their responsibility was to select the best works from Brouhaha, which will then be featured in the 2007 Florida Film Festival this March in an "Emerging Filmmakers Showcase."
The following films were selected as representing the best of Brouhaha: from the University of Central Florida, Chris Shields' SEX MACHINE 2025, Aaron Brownlee's AMERICAN DELUXE, and Tiina Treasure's THE WORLD, NAKED AS A JAYBIRD; from Florida State University, Alex Durham's WOLF and Demetrius Wren and Wilson G. Tang's OF MY GOD; from Full Sail Real World Education, Gail Grate, Kevin Hirsch, Sandy Mehlman, and Nicholas Roselius' AMATEUR; from University of Miami, Kirsten Strom's LES VWA; from Ringling School of Art & Design, Guillermo Careaga's SUGAR RUSH, Kevin Andrus' CORNER OF LOVE & HEARTBREAK, Fernanda Santiago's OUR SPECIAL DAY!, HanJin Song's THE FLY, and Lindsay VanderGalien's MOE & LES; and independent submissions BLINK, by Maia Monasterios, and HARD, by Wayne Leman.
Congratulations to all of the winners--we'll see you in March at the FFF!