The 9th edition of the “15-MINUTES OF FAME” Festival of Short Films will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 17th through 18th, in Palm Bay. The independent film festival will showcase films produced by emerging filmmakers from across the U.S., and around the world, including several from Florida.
Friday, May 17, 2013: The festival will open with a FREE screening of a locally made movie, “Vaudeville Comedy, Then and Now”. The low-budget feature was shot entirely in Palm Bay by local filmmakers Ray and Migdalia Etheridge, and features 17 actors from Brevard. The film’s producer, Migdalia Etheridge, says that the film will be shown to the community free of charge as a THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the movie, as well as to those who have attended our film festivals since we began in 2009.
The film is a tribute to the men and women of the Vaudeville stage, and includes vintage film clips of performers who began in Vaudeville, such as Bob Hope, W.C.Fields, Buster Keaton, Burns & Allen, Abbott & Costello, and several others. The film also includes newly filmed segments with modern-day actors, who perform comedy material which was written nearly a century ago. The movie will be shown Friday, May 17th, at 4:30pm, at The Knowledge Exchange, 5151 Babcock Street, in Palm Bay.
Admission is free.
Saturday, May 18, 2013: The film festival will be held at Palm Bay Dollar Movies, located at 160 Malabar Road. Over 40 films, from 2 to 15 minutes long, will be shown at the event. There will be 5 shows: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm. Every show will contain completely different movies. Admission is $2.00 per show, paid at the door.
Festival sponsors Ray and Migdalia Etheridge report that they have selected films “for every taste”, including comedy, drama, documentaries, and music videos.