Day 1
13 Nov 2015

Opening Reception

Come and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres (included in registration fee), and mingle with conference attendees and speakers, while viewing the fascinating “Remembering Underwater Pioneer Photographer Bruce Mozert” exhibit.

Reflections on Florida’s Landscape on a Tankful

Scott Fais shares experiences with travelling around Florida and shooting stories in the state’s natural areas, away from urban environments.
Scott Fais

Opening Keynote Presentation

Florida in Movies: One Filmmaker’s Journey For years now I have been pondering the interaction of movies with our actual lives, a question which of course is a subset of...
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Victor Nuñez

Post-Keynote Reception

Enjoy complimentary refreshments while discussing the inspiring keynote address by Victor Nuñez.
Day 2
14 Nov 2015

Continental Breakfast

Complimentary food & drink (included in registration fee).

Plenary Panel #1 – What is (Florida) Cinema?

Understanding Florida’s History, Landscape, and Identity on Film Moderator – David Morton Panhandle – Victor Nuñez North Florida – Thomas Graham Central Florida – Michael Walsh South Florida – Susan...
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Wil Shriner
Susan Doll
Sterling Van Wagenen
Thomas Graham
David Morton
Victor Nuñez

Coffee Break

Coffee, tea, and beverage station located in CEM Soundstage Dining Area.

The History of North Florida on Film

From Pensacola to Jacksonville Moderator: Thomas Graham
Devan Stuart Lesley
Barbara Tepa Lupack
Nadia Ramoutar
Thomas Graham
Victor Nuñez

Hollywood East or Toronto South?

The Rise and Fall of Central Florida’s Film Industry, 1989-2004 Moderator: David Morton Respondents: Sterling Van Wagenen; Paul Sirmons; Wil Shriner; Kathy Ramsberger; Michael Walsh; Keri Watson;
Paul Sirmons
Keri Watson
Wil Shriner
Sterling Van Wagenen
David Morton

Critical Explorations into Florida Experimental Cinema

Lisa Danker – “Out of Place: Ambivalent Representations of Florida in Essay Film Narration”; Christopher Harris – Panel respondent; Kate Shults – “Lush Pixels: Florida Landscapes and Analogous Video Aesthetics”;...
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Christopher Harris
Kate Shults
Maureen Turim
Lisa Danker

Lunch

Complimentary food & drink (included in registration fee).

Richard E. Norman: Film Race Pioneer

Special Presentation by Barbara Tepa Lupack Moderator: David Morton
Barbara Tepa Lupack
David Morton

Florida and the Entertainment Industry

Cheryl Cabrera – “Animators Oral History in Central Florida” Keri Watson – “The Legacy of the Sideshow in Central Florida” and screenings of two shorts: Johnny Meah: Czar of Bizarre;...
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Cheryl Cabrera
Keri Watson

Filming in the Florida Frontier

Susan Doll – “Take a Drive on D.W. Griffith Avenue: Early Movie-Making on Florida’s Gulf Coast”; Bob Snyder – “A Textual Reading of Landscape in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ The Yearling”
Robert Snyder
Susan Doll

Coffee Break

Coffee, tea, and beverage station located in CEM Soundstage Dining Area.

Urban Identity in Florida Films

Sara Raffel – “Beyond Paradise: An Interactive Story of the Entertainment Industry in Orlando’s Parramore Neighborhood”; Michael McDowell – “Florida Noir and Bloodline: The Floridian Identity and Landscape as Tools...
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Nick DeArmas
Michael McDowell
Sara Raffel

Social Justice and Florida Filmmaking

Film Screenings: Hymns of Three Cities Orlando and its tourist destinations impose a celebratory narrative on Central Florida, but dark corners of history reveal both incidents and systems of racial...
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Stephen Caldwell Wright
Lisa Mills

Was Florida the First Hollywood?

Tom Graham – “A History of Silent Filmmaking in St. Augustine, 1906-1926;” Nadia Ramatour – Screening/discussion: The Hollywood East mini documentary.
Devan Stuart Lesley
Nadia Ramoutar
Thomas Graham

Coffee Break

Coffee, tea, and beverage station located in CEM Soundstage Dining Area.

Plenary Panel #2 – Shaping the Future of Florida’s Entertainment Industry

Key Issues and Emerging Opportunities to Watch Industry Overview – how to start and grow companies? Future of Critical Job Skills – what it takes to be successful in Florida? Education – new curricula development,...
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Jason Burrell
Nick Zuccarello
Phil Peters
Alex Katsaros
Judson French, Jr.

Discussion of The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert

Presentation and Q&A regarding the special exhibit “The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert” by Hollingsworth Fine Arts.
Hollingsworth Fine Arts

Dinner

Complimentary food & drink (included in registration fee).

Closing Keynote Presentation

“Hoot:” A Film About Life in Florida They Wanted to Shoot in New Mexico Moderator: Bruce Janz
Wil Shriner

Closing Reception

Enjoy complimentary refreshments while discussing the inspiring keynote address by Wil Shriner.