Friday, February 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Pennypacker/WIFT‐FL: Jennifer@filmorlando.com
Women in Film & Television – Florida to Host National LUNAFEST
Film Festival at Enzian
International Women’s Day Event Features Films By, For and About Women
ORLANDO, FL – February 23 ‐ LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will take place at Enzian in Maitland on Monday, March 8th: International Women’s Day.
“We are thrilled to bring the LUNAFEST to our community for a fourth year,” said Robin Wright, president of Women in
Film & Television – Florida. “LUNAFEST is designed so that one person can easily make a significant difference in the lives of women. Whether that person is a filmmaker who tells an untold story, a host or sponsor who raises funds and awareness for a cause, or an attendee who leaves with a new perspective, each is a catalyst for impact, and WIFT is honored to share this with the community”.
The film festival, sponsored in part by Florida Hospital, will highlight women as leaders in society, illustrated through
nine films by women filmmakers. The films range from animated shorts to fictional drama, and cover topics such as
women’s health, body image, spirituality, relationships, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers.
Watch these incredible films at the beautiful Enzian Theater in Maitland. Screening begins at 6:30. Showtime is 90
minutes. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased on‐line at http://www.enzian.org/film/lunafest/
or at the box office day‐of‐event. Tickets are limited and non‐refundable.
Women in Film & TV ‐ Florida is a community driven and charitable organization, providing educational programs and
events for its community as well as its members. WIFT‐FL is run by a Board of Directors and serves its members by
providing a network of professional and valuable contacts, training, workshops, professional development, access to
opportunities and public awareness. WIFT‐FL membership consists of qualified women and men who work in all areas of the entertainment industry. WIFT‐FL prides itself on building positive images of media‐makers, empowering them to achieve their highest professional and creative potential, and helping create more job opportunities throughout the
State of Florida. For more information on WIFT‐FL, please visit www.womeninfilmfl.org.
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not‐for‐profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than a
million patient visits per year – that’s more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital
Association. The more than 2,000‐bed system is comprised of eight hospitals and 18 Centra Care locations. Florida
Hospital is on a journey, called Healthy 100, to encourage healthy behavior and inspire the community to live healthier, longer lives. For more information please visit our website at www.healthy100.org.
All proceeds from the LUNAFEST will go to Women in Film & Television ‐ Florida, Florida Hospital, and the Breast Cancer
Fund. To date, LUNAFEST has raised over $478,000 for worthwhile women’s organizations, while raising hope and
awareness for women everywhere.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
SHOW US YOUR CHICKEN
Florida Film Festival Wants Your Hilarious Chicken Videos
Orlando, FL – (Feb. 19, 2010) – The 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, asks online users to submit original, humorous videos containing chickens that will celebrate its iconic image and theme, “Film Sweet Film.”
Beginning today, Festival fans are encouraged to upload their original chicken videos to the site (www.youtube.com) and rate other videos posted by fans. Entrants should add the Florida Film Festival’s YouTube account (youtube.com/floridafilmfestival) as a friend and send a message or leave a comment so their videos can be viewed.
The producer of the video with the most viewings by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5 will be the recipient of a 16-pack of Festival tickets to the movies of their choice, based on availability. An 8-pack and a 4-pack will be awarded to the second and third place videos. Winners will be notified via email or phone, if provided, on Tuesday, April 6.
“Over the past 19 years, the Florida Film Festival has been known for its southern hospitality by its visiting filmmakers, celebrities, and national industry guests, and we decided to have some fun with this concept when developing the image for this year’s event,” said Enzian President Henry Maldonado. “Now we want Festival fans and the community to have a great time with the official theme, “Film Sweet Film,” by submitting entertaining videos which depict chickens.”
Each video must contain the following:
For more information, visit FloridaFilmFestival.com or call 407-629-1088, touch zero.
Chosen from more than 1,500 submissions, the 150 films comprising this year’s Festival represent works from more than 30 countries. The films selected for the 2010 Festival will be announced in March.
The Florida Film Festival is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit organization which exists to entertain, educate, inspire, and connect the community through film. 2010 marks the 19th year of the Festival and ENZIAN’S 25th anniversary. Combined, ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests, premiered thousands of films, and hosted hundreds of celebrities including Academy Award winners Paul Newman, Oliver Stone, Christopher Walken, and Jon Voight.
Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu) has been recognized as an award-winning institution with over 34,000 alumni, and has served as an educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment media industry. Graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail currently offers 29 degree programs and proudly welcomes over 8,400 students from 50 states and 57 countries. Full Sail was most recently named “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
FREE MOVIES, LOTS OF LAUGHS, AND A BEAUTIFUL SETTING: “MOVIE NIGHT DOWNTOWN” PREMIERES MARCH 14
Orlando, FL - (Feb. 18, 2010) – Free movies return to downtown Orlando on Sunday, March 14, at 7:45 p.m. A unique partnership of the Orlando Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival, and the Downtown Development Board (DDB) brings the return of flickering entertainment under the stars to the shores of Lake Eola.
“MOVIE NIGHT DOWNTOWN” will debut with a screening of GHOSTBUTERS at the Lake Eola Bandshell. “The collaboration between the Orlando Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival brings the resources of two great movie institutions to a wonderful effort which will delight and entertain and become another jewel of downtown living,” said Brett Jaffee, Chairman of the Orlando Film Festival.
The Orlando Film Festival screens over a hundred features, shorts, and documentary films at the Plaza Cinema Café theaters in the heart of the city. The 5th Orlando Film Festival will take place November 10 through November 14. All screenings are free.
Henry Maldonado, President of Enzian and the Florida Film Festival, adds, “Watching a movie under the stars is a wonderful experience. Our Popcorn Flicks are entering their 8th year in Winter Park, and this partnership with our friends at the Orlando Film Festival and the DDB brings all this fun to a truly beautiful setting. This is the logical evolution of a beautiful friendship.”
The Florida Film Festival is entering its 19th year, April 9 through April 18. The Festival attracts over 25,000 fans and is considered one of the top 15 film festivals in the nation. Enzian Theater, home of the festival, is currently celebrating its 25th birthday with a year-long series of special programs.
The Movie Night Downtown series has scheduled two dates, March 14 and April 11; both start at 7:45 p.m. The first showing will take place at the Lake Eola Bandshell with the classic comedy, GHOSTBUSTERS. The second screening will be a picnic and movie under the stars, slated to coincide with the Florida Film Festival. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and box dinners, and watch COCOON, which also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
In addition to the movies, each event will begin with improvisational comedy from the SAK Comedy Lab, which will get the audience in the mood with a fifteen minute performance prior to the screenings.
The Orange County History Center is a proud supporter of this event and assists in promotion and sponsorship of Movie Night Downtown as part of the kickoff to its Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television exhibit which runs through May..
Friday, February 12, 2010
Internship Program for Postsecondary Students
The Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the availability of internships during Summer 2010 Session in its Internship Program for Postsecondary Students*. These internships offer opportunities to participants for hands-on education and training related to the their fields of interest and those of the DOC. Selected applicants will intern for 10 weeks beginning as early as 31 May 2010 or as late as 21 June 2010. Internships require either part time (20 hours per week) or full time (40 hours per week).
Internships will be available in the Washington, D.C metro area; however, some internships might be available at DOC Offices and Bureaus in other locations. ORISE will accept applications for Summer 2010 through March 2010.
Disciplines of Interest
Examples include the following: business; life, health, and medical sciences; communications and graphic design; computer science; physical sciences; communications and graphic design; mathematics; and international relations.
Undergraduate interns receive a weekly stipend of $500; graduate interns receive $600. In addition, both undergraduate and graduate interns receive a $150 weekly housing allowance, plus limited travel reimbursement and accidental medical expense coverage.
Enrolled Undergraduates or Graduates
Submit a complete application**by no later than 30 April 2010
Interested in and available for a ten-week Internship during Summer 2010
Application form and more information can be found on this web site: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10038
You may submit your application, along with supporting documents, as a pdf attachment to Alicia Wells at Alicia.email@example.com or fax it to her at (865) 241-2550.
*This program is managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the Department of Commerce through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) under DOE contract number DE-AC05-06OR23100.
** Note: Please fax your application form, an unofficial transcript from each college or university attended, two references, and a resume to Alicia Wells at 865.241.5220. Please email questions to DOCprogram@orau.org .
B L U E
Ocean Film Festival
International Film Competition
Enter by Monday & Save
Feb 15th is the Early Bird Deadline For Film Submissions
honoring the artistry, craftsmanship, scientific advancement, effective communications and entertainment excellence for experienced and emerging ocean filmmaking talent
-Dot Docs & Social Media- new category this year
-Excellence in Underwater Cinematography-
-Featuring Monterey Bay- new category this year
-Marine Animal Behavior-
-Marine & Earth Sciences-
-National Marine Sanctuary Short- new category this year
-Ocean Exploration & Adventure-
-Ocean Issues & Conservation-
-Original Musical Score- new category this year
-Spanish Language Film- new category this year
-Theatrical- with IMAX & 3D capabilities this year
Emerging filmmakers and students are encouraged to participate, each with their own category
*To enter a single film in multiple categories, please download a submission form from BLUE's web site: www.bluefilmfest.com
All Finalists Films qualify for our
BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD
Mark your calendars
Come join us on the beautiful Pacific Coast for fun and empowering events celebrating the great films, photography and visual arts that provide a window into the majesty and mysteries of our seas
Over 60 finalist films will be screened during this global festival that brings together ocean lovers, renown filmmakers, explorers, network executives, policy leaders and conservationists from around the world.
Inspiration Education Empowerment
BLUE is dedicated to leveraging the power of film to help protect the oceans & the life within
BLUE's Film Competition Important Dates
Early Bird Deadline: February 15
Regular Deadline: March 15
Late Deadline: April 15
WAB Extended Deadline: May 1
For entering films in multiple categories please submit via the entry form available on our website