Melbourne Film Fest Gears Up
(released 10/20/2005)

Selections have been made for the 7th Annual Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival (MIFF). Not only an enthusiastic supporter of independent filmmakers, the MIFF is a fundraiser that helps out local charities with all its proceeds. The MIFF received a banner number of excellent films this year and the selection process has been quite difficult. All the filmmakers involved deserve to be promoted!

58 Short films have been selected and 4 feature films. In addition, 7 films have been selected for preview and 7 "encore" films from last year's event will be shown due to problems from last year's hurricane.

Films selected include 28 Florida films, and 23 international films from Canada, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and more. A total of 16 animated films will be shown this year as well.

The basic schedule is

Thursday Night, November 10th- Family Night at Da Kine Diego's in Satellite Beach

Friday Night, November 11th at Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10 --Modern Classics and Fright Night Friday

Saturday Matinee, November 12th at Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10 -- Florida Films program/ International program
Mafia Matinee program & Hurricane Encores

Saturday Matinee Educational Seminars (subject to change)
1) FMPTA Presents "Stunt Filming"
2) William Whitacre - Entertainment Lawyer (The Blair Witch Project, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf)
3) Meet Jeri Manthey - star of Survivor, The Surreal Life, Widowmaker
4) James and Dorothy Best - (Dukes of Hazzard, Hell Bent for a Good Time) High Definition Filmmaking
and more!

Saturday Night, November 12th at Henegar Center for the Arts
VIP Reception and Screening
Featuring great local restaurants and renowned musical duo "Robin & Eddy"

Saturday Night, November 12th through Thursday, November 17th - Encore Screenings at Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10

Films to be shown

Short Films
A Bad Day by Paul Marquis
A Much Too Open House by Aram Velazquez
A Wicked Tale by Tzang Merwyn Tong
Agricultural Report by Melina Sydney Padua
An Evening With Ivan Gorsky by Joseph Mauceri
Aroma by Damon Sylvester
Black Gulch by Michael Strode
Cold Blooded Deathmatch Love by Shunsuke Yamamoto
Dudley and the Toy Keeper's Chest by Patrick Algermissen
Fluent Dysphagia by Daniel O'Hara
Getting Ice Cream by Aaron Adams
God's Early Work by Rory Bresnihan
Guipipia:A Town's Call by Julia Echevarri
Hell Bent for a Good Time by James Best
Innocence by Scott Spencer
Julgui by Si-Won Park
Le Hiscritoria by Victor Ruano
Luka by Adrienne Michel-Long
Madonna by Shunsuke Yamamoto
Milk Maids by Pat Martin
Miss Perfect by Gary Dejidas
Motel 4 by Jennifer Koscielniak
Once Not Far from Home by Ben Van Hook
Oxygen by Peter Sheridan
Prey Alone by Stephen St. Leger
Quark by Ben Willis
Reve Du Mort by Gareth Cox
Salute by David Michie
Shaving the Baby by Frances Roe
Six Shooter by Martin McDonagh
Small Mental Adventure by Der Jana
Snowmen by Kimberly Minor
Spatula Madness by Jason Steele
Spot by James Doherty
Sui Joong (Missing) by Johnson Lee
Sunburn by Jennifer Keegan
Swan Lake by Kenshow Onodera
The Carpenter and His Clumsy Wife by Peter Foott
The Confession of Johnny Black by Sergio Valenzuela
The Desanitizers by Bryan Lee Foster
The Dressing by Katharine Leis
The Fly Messiah by Jason Tammemagi
The Inside Job by John Taddeo
The Lonely Guy by Joe Cloidt
The Longest Ditch by Hugh Farley
The Men's Room by Jesse Newman
The Old Man and The Fish by David Bokser
The Predator's Return by Jerald Fine
The Recluse by Jesse Newman
The Return of Nick Mason by John E Thomas
The Sorrow of Superman by In-ok Jeong
The Ten Steps by Brendan Muldowney
There's Something Out There by Brian Pulido
Untitled by Kai-Hua "Kevin" Lan
What Goes Around by Robb Chamberlain
What Matters by Gareth Cox
Widowmaker by Karen Michel
Within the Skin of Saints by Evald Johnson

Chance by Amber Benson
Karla by Joel Bender
Saving Star Wars by Gary Wood
Vlad by Michael Sellars

Selected for Preview
A Christmas Story by Augusta Williams Jr
'Cane by Bill Curley & Ted Chaski
Contact From Beyond by Chris Conklin
Hoodoo for Voodoo by Stephen Shea
Miss Manners by Sue Dontell
Monster Mountain by Michael Baumgarten
Saving Sophie by Lorraine Portman

Hurricane Encores from 2004
A Drinking Problem by Janet Smith
Le Parapluie Chinois by Gregory Schaeffer
Mother Ocean Rap by Dan Wagner
Rockfish by Tim Miller
Surf Movie: Reels 1-14 by Michael Halsband
The Survivor by Janet Smith
This Udderly Sucks by Andrew Currie

More MIFF Info

Courtyard by Marriott - Melbourne is Host Hotel for the MIFF 2005

Courtyard by Marriott - Melbourne has been chosen to be the host hotel for the MIFF 2005. So come stay in paradise! Just around the corner from the Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10.
Discounted rates are $89.95/room.
Courtyard by Marriott - Melbourne
2101 W New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32904
PH: 321-724-6400
FAX: 321-984-4006
just mention the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival!

The MIFF is unique among the film festival circuit because all the money raised goes to support a needy charity. This is a festival for filmmakers put on by filmmakers. So make your reservations now! Spread the word, mark your calendars, and do everything not to miss this event.

The date of this years MIFF is Nov 10-12th! (encores through the 17th)

This years M.I.F.F. 2005 has a great cause...

Unconditional Love, Inc.
Unconditional Love, Inc. is a free standing, private not for profit multidisciplinary HIV+ patient care center. As a result of the efforts of the directors, staff, and volunteers, even the most disenfranchised HIV infected residents of Brevard County can receive state of the art medical care. Donations from individuals and organizations as well as fundraisers such as this year's MIFF 2005 allows Unconditional Love, Inc. to continue. 100% of the MIFF 2005 proceeds go directly to patient assistance.

Yellow Umbrella
Helps to prevent child abuse by providing a parent aide program, community education, and other programs/activities which promote positive and nurturing parenting.

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