FilmgateInteractive ConferenceTakes Miami

Bringing together cross-media’s leading international creators, thinkers and practitioners from across the fields of film, TV, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and live events, Filmgate 2014 will showcase the latest ideas and innovations of modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices.…

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Art Basel INTERACTIVE?

By Diliana Alexander, Indie Film Club Miami What is all this talk about interactive? What is interactive anyways? If we had a penny for everytime we get asked that, since we launched our interactive media conference, Filmgate last year. So…

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Meet You At The Edge Of The World

When I first moved to Miami, in between the two years of studying, I found myself teaching film in The Keys. The impression was so vivid – the characters, the glorious nature – the roving mating blue crabs, the alien man o’ wars, flamboyant sting rays, the outrageous stories that I found hard to believe but loved – “Did you hear the guitar teacher Jimmy received a tip from one of the parents in the form of a gold Spanish coin from a Pirate treasure?” Yeah, right. That night my roommate Jimmy confirmed it was true.
A year later, when I was writing my next film, The Keys (not surprisingly) emerged as the setting. You can’t help but be influenced by the place. As Herzog once said, the edge of the world draws a certain set of adventurers, filmmakers and writers being only some of them. Enter the Key West Film Festival, with its mission to “showcase films that capture Key West’s essence: Creativity, Diversity, Sustainability, and Beauty” and its diverse line up.

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Cannon Fodder: Biting Israelite Zombie Film

Cannon Fodder, resented in Miami by the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) and the Israeli Consulate at O Cinema, marked the the Florida premiere of the first ever zombie movie made in Israel. As part of the MJFF pre-festival programing, writer-director Eitan Gafni and actress Yafit Shalev attended the screening to introduce the film and participate in a Q&A.

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Wet Heat Project

By Robbie Nevel On a large screen on the outside of the Intercontinental Hotel, DWNTWN Art Days was advertised for all passerby to see, attracting observers inside. The lobby looked almost futuristic. Glowing square shaped fixtures slowly changed from one eye…

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Interior Islands

A large screen on the opposite wall of the clean and high-end lobby of Miami’s South East Financial Center is most likely first thing one notices walking in. This past weekend it took a break from the commercial ads to screen Interior Islands, a video project created for DWNTWN Art Days. The experimental short film was screening next to an AuBon Pain, an unusual setting for this style of art. Expressive and modern art doesn’t usually come with one’s morning coffee and croissant.

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MIAmi: Kickback Sessions

Made in Dade Films, Tropicult, and Yo Miami invite you to join the MIAmi KickBack Sessions, a hang in celebration of the film trailer teaser premiere for the upcoming independent feature film, MIAmi. Come hang out with us tonight at Kill Your Idol, talk some shit, play some Miami Trivia, all meanwhile supporting local indie film.

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