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Published:November 8th, 2008 10:22 EST
Melbourne Film Fest celebrates tenth year!

Melbourne Film Fest celebrates tenth year!

By SOP newswire2

This November 14-15th marks the tenth anniversary of the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival and it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This year`s fund-raising festivities will be held at the beautiful Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10 and will feature new cutting edge international films, independent films from Florida and international filmmakers, the winners of the Florida Today`s annual filmmaking contest, and a special engagement of a film that is being called independent filmmaking world`s Cinderella story, Touching Home starring four time Oscar nominee, Ed Harris.
The Melbourne Film Fest prides itself on bringing some the finest independent film work to an enthusiastic local audience and this year is no exception. This year`s festival line-up will feature 2 Previews, 44 short films and 3 features.
There are plans for an exclusive wine-tasting and silent auction on Friday night sponsored by Von Strasser wines and the Yellow Dog Cafe and it is set to co-incide with the premiere of the new James Bond movie, The Quantum of Solace. There will be a Friday night comedy program at 7:00 pm and a horror program at 9:30 pm which will also feature selections of some of the best genre movies from this year`s entries and the MIFF`s past ten years.
On Saturday at 10:00 am, the matinee program begins featuring Florida made films, Florida Today 90 Seconds to Fame winners and 2 features. This will culminate in an opportunity to me the filmmakers at a roundtable forum for a Q& A session. At 3 pm, award-winning filmmaker Alex Ferrari will teach his seminar "Guerilla Marketing and Self Distribution for Your Indie Film" for the discounted price of $50 (All sales to support charity).
At 6 pm, the red carpet reception begins at the Premiere Theaters Oaks Stadium 10 and the 90 second winner of the Florida Today`s film contest will be shown followed by the Miller Brothers` feature film, Touching Home. The Miller brothers will be in attendance and there will be a VIP courtyard reception following the screening sponsored by Florida Beer and many local restaurants including Chart House, La Placita, Meg O` Malley`s, Miyako`s, Mustard`s Last Stand and many more. Live entertainment by Robin & Eddy and an awards ceremony will follow.
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Exclusive Wine-tasting Friday Nov 14th $100.00
Friday Comedy Program $10.00
Friday Horror Program $10.00
Saturday matinee & Meet the filmmakers $10.00
Seminar- Alex Ferrari "Guerilla Marketing and Self Distribution for Your Indie Film" $50.00
VIPparty, Red Carpet & "Touching Home" $50.00
ALL PASS $65.00(Does not include Wine-tasting and Alex Ferrari`s Seminar)
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