Enzian's monthly showcase for short works from Central Florida filmmakers, FilmSlam, drew a healthy crowd of just under 100 local indie film enthusiasts last weekend. With one more event to go in 2008 prior to the "Grand Slam" program of the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase on December 6 & 7, eight films sought Audience Award honors to guarantee themselves a spot in Brouhaha. And a guaranteed spot in Brouhaha translates into a possible invitation for the Florida Shorts program in the 2009 Florida Film Festival.
So congratulations go to Xavier Arijs for his SOPHIE & ALEX, which took 1st Place in the audience voting. Kudos also to Justin de Leon's JOURNEY: A STORY OF URBAN POVERTY and Christopher K. Morgan's HALLOWEEN H30 for 2nd and 3rd place respectively. November 9 will be the last Slam of the year, so be sure to get those submissions in by the end of the month--as always, info can be found at www.enzian.org .