Universal Studios Backlot Tour (VIP ELITE ONLY)

Thursday 10:00 AM – Cobb Breezeway (155 South Orange Ave)

Go behind-the-scenes at Universal Studios for a look at what 
it is like to film on their backlots. This is a private and exclusive tour that you cannot get anywhere else. A bus will pick up all those attending from the breezeway behind the Cobb Plaza Cinema Café. Lunch is included.

Acting Workshop

Friday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Theatre 8

Marco DiGeorge and Chris Greene from Truthful Acting Studios will discuss acting for film and the audition process. They will also choose members from the audience to partake in a few acting exercises.

Panel #1: Inter-Acting

Friday 3:00 PM – 4:30PM Theatre 8

They say the key to acting is reacting but what about interacting? Hear from actors and various crewmembers as they discuss how to build solid relationships in this business.


Friday 8:30 PM – Theatre 7

Following a 7 PM screening of LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT, Batman & Robin will judge a costume contest with tons of great Batman-themed prizes. Anyone dressed in full Batman costume (or another Batman character) will get free entry into the festival on Friday only!

Poker Tournemant

Saturday 1:00 PM @ Harry Buffalo

$1,000 cash is up for grabs in this charity poker tournament. Registration begins at noon. $20 Suggested Donation for Entry.

Dr. Phillips Center Presents: Focus On Local

Saturday 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Theatre 10

An ongoing Dr. Phillips Center project that pairs local artists with local filmmakers for a unique look at Arts For Every Life in Central Florida. The short films capture the large variety of talented performing artists who call Central Florida home.

Panel #2: Anatomy of An Oscar Winning Short

Saturday 6-8PM Theatre 10

Presented by ShortsHD, several Academy Award winning shorts will be screened and dissected to study what it is that elevates a short film to Oscar-level. Audience members can enter to win an iPad or TV. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony following panel.


Saturday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Theatre 7

An epic 8-day, 40 team, 2500-mile life-sized trivia game and America is the game board. To navigate the route and score, teams solve clues based on history, science, nature, theology, pop culture, and virtually anything in relation to their geographical location. All while aiding in the recovery of America’s missing children.


Saturday 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Plaza Courtyard

Who will win best actor? What will take home best picture? Which filmmaker has the most indie spirit? Don’t wait until next week’s press release to find out; come watch live and don’t forget to bring your camera!

Panel #3: An Afternoon With Dan Fogler

Sunday 3:00 PM – 4:30PM Theatre 7

Following a special screening of his latest film, DON PEYOTE, filmmaker, actor & graphic novelist Dan Fogler will discuss the highs and lows (but mostly getting high) in Hollywood.