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October 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Filmmaking in South Florida: Local Successes, Future Challenges


October 16, 2017
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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A special evening exploring and celebrating the South Florida film industry – Happy hour, discussion & mixer!

Join some of the leading lights of the South Florida film scene as they discuss their unique careers, making content locally vs. elsewhere, and ideas for cultivating a vibrant local industry, given the fast-changing media and economic landscape. Speakers include Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys, Dawg Fight, 30 for 30: The U), Jason Fitzroy Jeffers (Papa Machete, Third Horizon), Michelle Hillery (Palm Beach County Film & TV Commission), Mitchell Kaplan (Books & Books owner and film producer), Tom Musca (Stand and Deliver, Make Love Great Again)Ruth Reitan (Bogart Film Noir Shorts Competition Director & filmmaker), and Julian Yuri Rodriquez (MTV No Seasons, Borscht Corporation). The panel is hosted by the Humphrey Bogart Film Noir Shorts Competition at the University of Miami, Books & Books, and the Coral Gables Art Cinema. And join the festival filmmakers at the Books & Books Cafe Bar before and after the panel!

Bogart Filmmaker Happy Hour 5:30-7 pm Books & Books Café Bar, Coral Gables

Panel Discussion: 7-8:30 Books & Books, Coral Gables, East Room

Post-Panel Mixer: 8:30-close Books & Books Café Bar, Coral Gables

For the full Bogart Film Noir Competition’s film and events program Oct. 15-17, see: www.filmnoircompetition.org