2008 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILMS IN COMPETITION

ENZIAN has announced the line-up of films selected for the Documentary Film and Narrative Feature Film categories of the American Independent Competition for the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6. Two world premieres and seven East Coast premieres were selected, with 15 filmmakers making their feature debut and 5 female directors are represented among the 10 narrative films and 10 documentaries.

“The scope of cinematic expression in this year’s Festival is found not simply in terms of the volume of submissions or its demographics but in the variety of types of filmmakers and the issues they explore,” said Shanon Larimer, Florida Film Festival Executive Director. “This year we are screening films that embody risk-taking, diversity, and aesthetic innovation.”

The 20 films will be eligible for up to 3 awards each; a Grand Jury award for best film in that category, a Special Jury award given at the jury’s discretion for exceptional achievements, and an Audience award, which is sponsored by JetBlue Airways and determined by audience votes.

For an in-depth look into the Narrative and Documentary Feature selections, please visit www.Enzian.org/FFF.

Narrative full-length features are sponsored by Orlando Sentinel and include the following:

AUGUST EVENINGSoutheast Premiere
(Directed By Chris Eska)

BLACKBIRDSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Adam Rapp)

THE CAKE EATERS
(Directed by Mary Stuart Masterson)

DISFIGUREDSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Glenn Gers)

GOLIATHEast Coast Premiere
(Directed by David Zellner)

IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISSSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Alex Holdridge)

KABLUEYSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Scott Prendergast)

LOVELY BY SURPRISEEast Coast Premiere
(Directed by Kirt Gunn)

RAINBOW AROUND THE SUNEast Coast Premiere
(Directed by Kevin Ely & Beau J. Leland)

WERE THE WORLD MINEWorld Premiere
(Directed by Tom Gustafson)

Documentary full-length features include the following:

FISH KILL FLEAFlorida Premiere
(Directed by Aaron Hillis, Brian Cassidy & Jennifer Loeber)

I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOWEast Coast Premiere
(Directed by Sean Donnelly)

INTIMIDADEast Coast Premiere / 2nd U.S. Showing
(Directed by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin)

LAND OF CONFUSIONWorld Premiere
(Directed by Jeremy Zerechak)

LOST IN WOONSOCKET
(Directed by John Chester)

OPERATION FILMMAKERSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Nina Davenport)

PAGEANTEast Coast Premiere
(Directed by Ron Davis & Stewart Halpern)

SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORYSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz)

WESLEY WILLIS’S JOYRIDESEast Coast Premiere
(Directed by Chris Bagley & Kim Shively)

WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTISTSoutheast Premiere
(Directed by Andrew D. Cooke)

The 17th Annual Florida Film Festival is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit organization serving the Central Florida community for more than 23 years. ENZIAN exists to entertain, educate, inspire, and connect the community through film. Combined, ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5-million guests, premiered thousands of films and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, John Waters, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy and Virginia Madsen.




Posted on February 22, 2008 in Festivals by
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