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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recognizable face in the Miami art scene. His art has made its way
into many collector homes via his representation at Nac Gallery in Fort Lauderdale and his
murals grace many walls such as O
Cinema in Wynwood. GG’s main
character, Fedo, stares at patrons in many bars with
his signature disproportioned black eyes and wacky mouth.
stickers have made their way around the world and
the face can be seen in cities like New York, London and San Juan.
Fedo has taken on many forms recently and for his latest solo
exhibit GG used the character to paint a
series favorite icons and
characters from Andy Warhol to Mickey
A collaboration with Del Toro
shoes has pushed GG to a new level of recognition
past the borders of the art world so I sat down with the artist to
find out what he has been up to.
The newest phenomenon in film is transmedia or interactive film. According to Jose Jacho, founder and creative producer at Indie Film Club Miami, transmedia includes using various forms of media by different artists to complete a story.
For instance, you can watch a movie and then download an app or video on your phone later to see the end of the story. The idea is to get everyone involved. Someone can write a poem about the movie and post it on a blog or write a song or make a painting.
Jose, along with Diliana Alexander, the executive director of FilmGate, brought this new form of storytelling to the southeastern seas. Here’s a look at what you may have missed…
As I warmly recall the wild summer nights that I first hit the scene, when Jennys Was A Friend of Mine and together we discovered on the dance floor the kind of magic that took us to Such Great Heights and back again; I realize that no matter what the current trend is, Miami needs an indie dance party!
The District may not be around anymore but luckily The Vagabond has “reloaded” their weekly Friday party with an arsenal of indie dance magic; guaranteed to bring back that Electric Feel and give the Young FolkWhat You Want and the rest of us what we need – indie rock, dirty disco, house, and electro beats!
FILMGATE is an independent film festival for anyone interested in exhibiting a project that has interactive and multi-platform elements - film, ARGs, dance, live music, web series, comic books, opera, book, tv show, games, flash mob, blog, animation or other creative channel.
You’re only limited by your imagination, so choose your own adventure and invite the audience to dive in!
Shorts are perhaps not the most obvious route a beginning filmmaker might take. You can’t pop down to the local theatre and see them. The only ones you can recall being in the public discourse are the ones shown before Pixar blockbusters.
So what’s the point? Why even bother? If it’s not a feature – what use is it, because no one’s going to see it anyway?
Whether you’re just starting out or an old pro, shorts DO have a point, you SHOULD bother, and people WILL see them.