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Film Workshop Inspires Orlando Filmmaker Meetups

posted on November 10, 2015, under Conference by

 

Sixty-two of 80+ weekend participants gathered for a photo at the close of the August 1-2 film workshop at Florida Conference headquarters in Altamonte Springs. When the group was asked what attracted them to the event, one answer perfectly summed up the reason: "For love of film. For love of God. For love of creating films for the Creator." (Photo: Lee Bennett)

Sixty-two of 80+ weekend participants gathered for a photo at the close of the August 1-2 film workshop at Florida Conference headquarters in Altamonte Springs. When the group was asked what attracted them to the event, one answer perfectly summed up the reason: “For love of film. For love of God. For love of creating films for the Creator.” (Photo: Lee Bennett)

by Martin Butler

SONscreen | Ignite Florida, an early August film workshop, found Florida Conference’s communication and youth departments partnering with North American Division (NAD) for a weekend of networking and learning opportunities including workshops, seminars, film screenings, a pitch panel, and a mini movie challenge.

This first regional event associated with NAD’s annual SONscreen Film Festival, featured presenters Nathan Nazario and Rik Swartzwelder (Old Fashioned); Jeremy Rowland (Prodigal); Mark Comberiate (I Will Not Fear); Julio Muñoz, SONscreen Film Festival executive producer; Tami Cinquemani, Florida Hospital Church worship director; Stephen Majors, True Health Television Network lead editor; and Stanley Pomianowski, freelance filmmaker.

Acrobat PDF files of presenter handouts, videos of all the mini movie challenge entries, and a link to the Prodigal film are available at floridaconference.com/sonscreenignite as well as a link to the SONscreen | Ignite Facebook Group.

“Getting to interact with successful Christian writers, directors, and producers was most beneficial,” stated one attendee in summarizing the weekend. “Truly, it was an opportunity to network, share, and inspire with like-minded film makers.”

Recognizing the benefits of continued training and opportunities to have new projects critiqued, Pomianowski volunteered to host Orlando Filmmaker Meetup at Florida Conference headquarters the second Sunday evening of each month. Meetups began in September with each one featuring a film industry leader. Information on past meetups and future gatherings can be found at facebook.com/orlandofilmmaker.


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