Micro-Budget Film Festival Returns to Garden Theatre

  • When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, time TBA
  • Where: Films may be submitted by direct mail or online
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Community, Theater

Micro-Budget Film Festival Returns to Garden Theatre

WINTER GARDEN, FL (July 17, 2013) –The third annual StarLite Film Festival, taking place January 23 - 26, 2014 at the Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St, Winter Garden), announces deadlines for film submissions.

This one-of-a-kind micro-budget film festival promotes the screening and development of feature-length narrative films from across the globe that are produced, shot and completed for a total budget under $200,000. Over the course of four days, the film festival will feature hand-selected films screened at the Garden Theatre in historic downtown Winter Garden.

Earliest Deadline: 7/31 - $20 mail/$15 online
Really Early Deadline: 8/27 - $25 mail/$20 online
Early Deadline: 9/26 - $30 mail/$25 online
Regular Deadline: 10/30 - $45 mail/$30 online

The festival is seeking narrative feature length films (between 70-110 minutes). Award categories include: Best Domestic Film, Best International Film, Audience Choice Award, and the Board of Directors Choice Award.

Films may be submitted by direct mail or online. For full submission instructions, visit starlitefilmfest.com.

The Garden Theatre first introduced the StarLite Film Festival in 2012 with an attendance of 900. In 2013, there were three visiting filmmakers from New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City. Audiences were excited to hear comments by keynote speaker, Robin Cowie, the producer of the famous and wildly successful micro-budget film The Blair Witch Project. The 2013 festival also saw a new way to give back to the community with filmmakers sharing their experience with students at Dr. Phillips High School.

This one-of-a-kind StarLite Film Festival highlights micro-budget movies from around the world produced, shot and directed for under $200,000. The film festival is named after the original StarLite Drive-in Theater built in 1949. Celebrate the essence of micro-budget filmmaking with memorable movie screenings, entertaining workshops, fun parties, national and international filmmakers, and much more. Visit starlitefilmfest.com for more information.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a not-for-profit community organization committed to enriching, engaging, and entertaining through creative experiences. The theatre, which reopened 2008, showcases an atmospheric theatre in a Mediterranean Revival style venue. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies, and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden. For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit the Garden Theatre website at gardentheatre.org.