On February 2012, the Indie Film Club Miami launched a series of monthly screenings that gather4 to 5 short films made by independent filmmakers from South Florida in an effort to bring public and filmmakers together, opening a space that does not exist in Miami.
They have given a very emblematic title to these screening: I'M NOT GONNA MOVE TO LA, which echoes the need keep our filmmakers in South Florida, rather than losing them to the West Coast's Industry.
To spice things up, they have included a competition among the films screened, which consists of money towards the renting of film equipment for future projects.
The film that won the first audience's Best In Show Award was LA MESA ESTA SERVIDA, a film by Agatino Zurría. It was the only film in the competition that was in a language other than English, and it also won a special acting award for its actress Ika Santamaría.
Saturday April 28th is the third edition of the screening and the Indie Film Club Miami has put together a show that includes not only 4 short films (including previous winner Agatino Zurria's film INTERVIEW ME, which has already won three awards at the Miami Life Awards 2011 for Best Actress, Best Director and Best Short Film), but it also includes special guests Fernando Perdomo and Ivan Bad, who will introduce what they call the Film Roast, with Legendary Jorge Rodriguez of SoFlo Radio, an the comediennes Christy Web and Lisa Corrao.
The filmmakers included in this Saturday screening at the OCinema are Marissa Alma Nick, Alfredo Hueck, Natahn Mikita, Armando Ortega and Agatino Zurría, who will compete for an Audience Award of $1,000.
"It is a wonderful way for new filmmakers to show their work and for us to show our appreciation of their work and to tell them: Keep producing films, and don't move elsewhere" Diliana Alexander of the Indie Film Club Miami said. "We expect the audience supports this idea and our filmmakers so that they stay here and make great work. After all, people from other states are coming here for our wonderful location, so why can't we use them as well and make wonderful films that can be seen around the world?".
The next showing is this Saturday April 28th at 12:00 Noon at the OCinema in Wynwood. Tickets are on sale online at www.o-cinema.org/2012/04/im-not-gonna-move-to-la-april-edition/ and space is limited.