7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Opening Night Film – “CHASING SHAKESPEARE”
9:30 PM – Midnight @ Citrus Club – Opening Night Party ($25 for non-VIPs)
Midnight – 2 AM @ Grand Bohemian Lounge – Filmmaker After Party
10:00 AM – 1:45 PM – Universal Studios Backlot Tour* – Pickup/Dropoff at Plaza breezeway
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Panel #1 “Film In Florida” – Theater 7
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Cobb Plaza Bar – VIP Happy Hour*
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ CityArts – Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Block Party
6:00 PM – Midnight – Horror Night @ OFF
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM @ Latitudes – After Party
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Panel #2 “Inter-Acting” – Theater 7
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Avenue Gastrobar – Happy Hour
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Space Shuttle Atlantis Screening + Panel – Theater 7
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM @ Elevate Orlando – After Party
12:00 PM Registration / 1:00 PM Start – Poker Tournament @ Don Jefe’s
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Panel #3 “Shooting Cinema” – Theater 7
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ Elevate Orlando – Gallery for I AM ECO – $25 per ticket (includes gallery, keynote, screening & after party)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Kasa – GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT After Party
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Kasa – Happy Hour “Stella Time”
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Courtyard – Pre-Awards Show Presented By BAD CHICKEN
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Courtyard – Awards Ceremony
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM @ Citrus Club – I Am Eco Party*
9:00 PM – 10:30 PM @ Vintage – Fireball Run*
10:30 PM – 2:00 AM @ Ember – Festival Wrap Party ($25 for non-VIPs)
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – “A Discussion With Eric Schaeffer”– Theater 11
5:00 PM @ Elevate Orlando – BAD CHICKEN After-Party
VIP & VIP ELITE “Stella Time” from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Thomas Dolby’s “The Invisible Lighthouse” (Tickets $30 each/$25 for VIP & VIP ELITE)
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM @ Elevate Orlando – Volunteer/ Filmmaker Appreciation Party
* VIP ELITE ONLY
Join us in celebrating this year’s amazing filmmakers with a presentation of nearly 20 awards hosted by Festival Chairman Dan Springen. To kick off the show, the kane (men) of Halau ‘Ilima O Pololika will be performing a traditional Kahiko (ancient) style dance using Kala’au (dancing sticks) in support of the film THE HAUMĀNA.
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!
Saturday October 19 – 7:00 PM @ Plaza Courtyard (155 South Orange Avenue)
AWARDS PRE-SHOW (Presented by BAD CHICKEN)
Join local musician David Schweitzer for a unique concert experience that includes musical performances and some not-so-child-friendly puppet antics.
Saturday October 19 – 6:00 PM @ Plaza Courtyard (155 South Orange Avenue)
AN AFTERNOON WITH ERIC SCHAEFFER
Eric Schaeffer is the writer, director, actor and producer responsible for numerous uncompromising films, such as FALL, NEVER AGAIN and Sundance winner MY LIFE IN TURN AROUND. He has also created several TV shows, including STARVED, I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M STILL SINGLE and GRAVITY. He can now be seen online in the web series ERIC SCHAEFFER: LIFE COACH.
IF LUCY FELL
Two friends decide that if they’re still single by age 30, they’ll have to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Starring Eric Schaeffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elle Macpherson & Ben Stiller. Directed by Eric Schaeffer.
Sunday October 20 – 12:45 PM in Theater 11
A cab driver and a supermodel fall in love while her husband is in Madrid for two months. Starring Eric Schaeffer & Amanda De Cadenet. Directed by Eric Schaeffer.
Sunday October 20 – 2:30 PM in Theater 11
A DISCUSSION WITH ERIC SCHAEFFER
Eric will be answering questions, doling out advice and talking about his career.
Sunday October 20 – 4:30 PM in Theater 11
Thursday is horror night at OFF with a great mix of films to scare and delight, including the comedic CHASTITY BITES, the old school horror of THE HOUSE OF BLOOD, bouts with the paranormal in THE VISITANT and COPIII: THE FIRST ENTRY, and a truly twisted collection of HORROR SHORTS. Come in costume for half-off the price of a day pass at the box office. Please no masks or realistic prop weapons. Looking to take a break from watching movies?
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & MONSTER FACTORY EXHIBIT
Entering its 4th year, Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory is a fun-charged art exhibit that is just steps away from the theater. Their opening night block party full of art, music, food & drinks coincides perfectly with our horror night. All festival pass-holders can attend the block party for free but a $5 donation is requested. The exhibit itself will be open throughout the rest of the festival. CityArtsFactory.com
Thursday October 17 – 6:00 PM @ CityArts Factory (29 South Orange Avenue)
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BACKLOT TOUR – VIP ELITE ONLY
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. You will be dropped off at the theater just in time for our first panel. Lunch is included.
Thursday October 17 –10:00 AM @ Cobb Breezeway (155 South Orange Avenue)
SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS: HOMECOMING + Panel
Go behind the scenes of the Space Shuttle Atlantis’ retirement ceremony on the grounds of Kennedy Space Center as astronauts that flew the last mission, NASA administrators and private NASA contractors provide commentary. Following the screening, join several experts for a fun & informative discussion of space exploration. Directed by Tracy Jerome Chisley.
Friday October 18 – 5:00 PM in Theater 7
CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT
Registration begins at 12 pm. $1,000 cash prize pool + anyone who makes it to the final table gets a Universal Studios 2-Park Admission. VIP & VIP ELITE get an extra 500 chips.
Saturday October 19 – 1:00 PM @ Don Jefe’s (41 W Church St)
This workshop will offer a sensible approach toward turning your passion to act into a viable career. You will learn from experts in their field on how to get started with training, marketing & craftwork. Also get hands on training in preparing for auditions, callbacks, bookings and on set responsibilities. This intensive 4-hour session leads right into our panel discussion with the people you will inter”ACT” with while on set.
Friday October 18 – 11:00 AM in Theater 7
Panel #1 – “Film In Florida”
Join local industry professionals to learn all you need to know about making a movie in the Sunshine state, including tax incentives and finding cast & crew.
Thursday October 17 – 2:00 PM in Theater 7
Panel #2 – “Inter-Acting”
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 October 18 – 3:15 PM in Theater 7
Panel #3 – “Shooting Cinema”
The sheer number of options available to filmmakers when it comes to choosing a camera is actually quite remarkable. Learn about several cameras, both film and digital, from those who know them best and then get a chance to test them out
Saturday October 19 – 1:00 PM in Theater 7
THOMAS DOLBY’S “THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE”
Thomas Dolby may be best known as the musical genius behind “She Blinded Me With Science” but did you know that he is also a filmmaker? Join him for a live presentation of his short film “THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE” while he performs the narration and score in real time, incorporating songs from his entire catalogue. Following the film screening, Thomas Dolby will host a short Q & A and perform a few more songs. This is a separately ticketed event. $30 / $25 for VIP & VIP ELITE
Sunday October 20 – 8:00 PM @ Plaza Cinema Cafe (155 South Orange Avenue)
THE THOMAS DOLBY EXPERIENCE
Want to spend some more time with 80s icon Thomas Dolby? Then sign up for this exclusive experience to spend the whole day with him. Start with lunch at 1 PM at The Citrus Club before the Thomas Dolby Time Capsule / Night Club Event at Vain. Take some pictures on the red carpet prior to taking your seats at a very special early performance of THE INVISIBLE LIGHTHOUSE at 6 PM. After the screening, head up to Elevate Orlando for a private after party. $100 / $75 for VIP & VIP ELITE.
FIREBALL RUN: NORTHERN EXPOSURE
40 teams go head-to- head competing in an 8 day, 15 city, 2500 mile interactive adventure game. Teams will use everything at their disposal to solve clues & accomplish missions based on northern history, geography, and pop culture. Each Fireball Run team represents a missing child from their home region. They will each distribute over 1,000 posters to aid in the recovery of that missing child. Tickets are $25 for the Fireball Run After Party at Vintage.
Saturday October 19 – 7:00 PM in Theater 7
I AM ECO
Warriors change the world. They are game-changers — protectors. They move it forward, even when it’s easier to keep the status quo. I AM ECO is more than a film; it is a movement. Join Laura Turner Seydel & I AM ECO WARRIOR founder Roger Moenks for a private cocktail party at Elevate Orlando. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Then hit the red carpet before the keynote presentation & screening, followed by a panel discussion & book signing. After party at Citrus Club 9 PM – 11 PM. Tickets are $25.
Saturday October 19 – 5:00 PM @ Elevate Orlando / 7:00 PM screening in Theater 10