Congratulations to all 49 filmmakers whose work appeared in the 19th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase last weekend at Enzian. Nearly 300 people (including Orlando Sentinel Movie Critic Roger Moore, who had a very favorable write-up about the event on his blog) came to watch four unique 90-minute programs of Florida shorts made up of student works curated by film schools statewide, monthly FilmSlam winners, and a few independent submissions chosen by a selection committee. A jury of local industry professionals deliberated long and hard late Sunday afternoon to select their own 11-film, 1 1/2 hour program to represent the "Best of Brouhaha" in the Florida Sidebar of the forthcoming 20th annual Florida Film Festival, April 8 - 17.
And the winners are...Florida State University's BAD INFLUENCES by Kate Emery, CITY OF MURALS by Ricky Rose, I'M IN LOVE WITH KIMBERLY JOHNSON by Adam Johns, and UNDERGROUND by Akil DuPont; University of Central Florida's A COINCIDENCE OF SORTS by Edgar Jorge; Full Sail University's AFTER: THE KELLIE GREEN STORY by Lavado Stubbs (September FilmSlam winner); Ringling College of Art and Design's NO SOLICITING by Bohdon Sayre, FLIP by Jill Hackett, DILLA by Stanley Moore, Michael Sauls, Michael Klim & Dominic Pallotta, and DEPARTURE OF LOVE by Jennifer Rae Bors; and Carl Knickerbocker's A DOG GOES FROM HERE TO THERE (January FilmSlam winner). Kudos to all of these films and their filmmakers and we look forward to seeing them again up on the big screen in April.
As Brouhaha heads into its 20th year next Fall, watch for some new wrinkles including a possible move a little earlier in the calendar to get away from school finals and an Audience Award with a guaranteed spot in the 2012 Florida Film Festival on the line. We'll keep you posted...