Shocking but true! It's hard to believe, but the 2011 Florida Film Festival early deadline for Shorts is just about here. Friday, October 22 is the first landmark to hit of the various submission deadlines for Shorts and Features for the upcoming 20th edition of the festival April 8 - 17. While our late deadline for Shorts hits 4 weeks from now on November 19, and our popular late-late extended deadline for all you Without a Box-ers out there allows for yet one more week of post-production or procrastination (or both) until November 26, NOW is the time to send in your short film if it's complete and ready to go. The October 22 date is actually a postmark deadline so we can receive a bulk of submissions by the middle of next week, so just go ahead and get your entry in transit this weekend and don't worry about those annoying late fees. Narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, domestic, international--if it's a new short, we want to see it, and the sooner the better. And just a reminder--the Florida Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which means we are an Oscar qualifier in the categories of Best Live Action Short and Best Animated Short.
Entry info is available (as always) at the festival website, www.floridafilmfestival.com
On another note...Attention all independent Florida short filmmakers! By some strange coincidence, this Friday, October 22, is also the official (postmark) deadline for all Brouhaha submissions. That's right--the 19th annual edition of the area's premier showcase for the best short films produced in the state of Florida occurs the weekend of December 4 & 5, but the entry deadline is a mere 48 hours away. As long as your work is at least in transit this weekend and we can receive it by the middle of next week you'll be good to go. But you don't want to miss a chance for your film to be shown on the big screen at Enzian, and be judged by a panel of local industry professionals with a shot at moving on to be screened at the 2011 Florida Film Festival in April. The 2-day Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase is made up of equal parts monthly FilmSlam winners, works curated by department heads at Florida colleges, high schools, and other institutions of higher learning, and independent submissions from filmmakers just like you. So don't waste any more time and send in your entry...NOW! More info is available on the website at http://enzian.org/festivals/brouhaha
We look forward to seeing your work--Show us your shorts!