FilmSlam is an independent short film screening series which showcases and celebrates the works of Florida's short filmmakers! We have always been independently organized and run by local filmmakers who have donated their time and talents to ensure Florida's novice, student, and professional filmmakers, (especially those in Central Florida) have a dedicated public place to screen their works.
FilmSlam is a safe space for filmmakers of all ages, disciplines, backgrounds, and abilities including filmmakers who happen to be female, minority artists, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Each screening begins at 2pm, runs for 60+ minutes, and is followed by a live Q&A which broadcasts live on Facebook. All filmmaker outreach, screening curation, marketing, social media, designing of monthly ballot and programs, live-streaming, and hosting efforts are all performed independently by me. FilmSlam is truly my labour of love!
In 2019, FilmSlam became endangered. We lost our public screening space in Orange County. As current host and programmer, I had to make a very quick decision; let FilmSlam slip away or attempt to keep it going myself at a new venue. I decided to keep it going at the Orlando Museum of Art, which is a big step up for our filmmakers and our audience!
Funded by Orlando, FL (May 2020)