A free, two-day indie film festival is coming to Cocoa Beach August 30-31. The “15-Minutes of Fame” International Film Festival, now in its sixth year, was established by Ray and Migdalia Etheridge to showcase the hard work of independent filmmakers whose projects often go unnoticed by the general public.
The Etheridges report that they received over 150 films, submitted by aspiring filmmakers from throughout Florida, and around the world. Films were graded by a panel of five judges on their technical merits, script development, acting, and entertainment value. Forty films with the highest scores have been selected for the program, including a local film. Fourteen filmmakers will receive award certificates in categories such as cinematography and editing. Attendees will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite film, which will receive the “Audience Favorite” award.
The films in the festival are from 2 to 30 minutes in length. Included are documentaries, comedy, drama, animation, and foreign films. None of the films have been rated, and may contain material not suitable for younger viewers.
The two-day festival is Saturday, August 30th, and Sunday, August 31st, and is open to the public free of charge. It will be held at the International Palms Resort, 1300 North Atlantic Ave, (A1A), in Cocoa Beach. The first show both days begins at 10am, and wraps at 4pm.