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Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department
Monthly Film Series Just Announced
Mixer for the “48 Hour Film Project” is Next

For Immediate Release – Pompano Beach, FL., Interested in filmmaking? Want to participate in the internationally renowned “48 Hour Film Project”?

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division is proud to announce an exciting new film series to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to engage a local following.

Montage will feature curated film screenings; industry networking events; workshops; artist talks; and panel discussions. The film series will take place on the last Thursday of each month and will rotate among The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts, and The Historic Ali Cultural Arts. Tickets for all events are $10 and can be purchased at the door. for more information.

Cathleen Dean: 48 Hour Film Project Mixer |March 28| Historic Ali Cultural Arts| $10
The 48 Hour Film Project is an international phenomenon which challenges filmmaking teams to create a movie in just 48 hours. The event is open to all levels: professionals to novices. Those interested in learning more about this event can meet the facilitator, Cathleen Dean on March 28, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at The Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach.

At the March mixer, attendees will learn how to build a competitive team, all the challenges’ requirements, and register for the Film Project. Guests will also view past entrants’ films and interact with emerging filmmakers in the area. The following 48 Hour Film Project takes place the weekend of May 10, 2019. This is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a complete movie… write, shoot, and edit… in just 48 hours.

On Friday evening, the teams draw a genre from a hat They are then given a character, prop, and line to include in their films On Sunday night, May 12th, in a wild dash to the drop off event, their films are turned in, and the teams celebrate. The films are then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends, and families!
Registration is now open. Fees range from $148-$188.

Upcoming Events:

Richard “Byrd” Wilson |April 25| Bailey Contemporary Arts
Well-known poet, writer and teacher Richard “Byrd” Wilson introduces “Your Poem is a Screenplay.” In this workshop, Byrd will lead attendees through the process of seeing their poems as a part of a bigger process. He navigates them through various screenplay writing techniques, tricks of the trade and the confidence to see their poems turned into something big screen worthy!

After the workshop, Byrd will perform and engage with the audience to lead discussions about the feelings, thoughts and the implications that his poetry evokes.

Niki Lopez: What is your Elephant? |May 30| Pompano Beach Cultural Center
The March film is Caressed from Niki Lopez, whose artwork was featured last year at an exhibition at Ali This program will take place at the Cultural Center.

“This short film ‘Caressed’ is an art film and a self-portrait, mixed-media video installation combining performance art and a poem that I wrote about a traumatic childhood memory,” said Lopez, who was featured in People magazine regarding her growing up in a cult and the ensuing abuse. “This intimate piece is a part of a series with my personal artwork within the art movement: What’s Your ElephantCreative Conversations about the Unknown.”

The intentions behind Lopez’ work is to not only share a personal elephant but to have discussions surrounding unspoken topics such as abuse, survivors of abuse, awareness, the power of a ‘share’ and how the arts can be used to heal, to empower and to educate.

The session will consist of a video screening, performance, and artist-led discussion based on the mission of “What’s Your Elephant.”

Calvin “Made Son” Early: The Spokenword Exchange| June 27| Pompano Beach Cultural Center
The Spokenword Exchange is created by poet and photographer Calvin ‘Madeson’ Early. In the last session of our Montage Film Series, come join him for a workshop that will use videos and short film clips to show how art and life combine in different countries. The session will encompass, a Q & A portion, performance from the founder, and engaging dialogue that allows us to see that though we are different, that the use of art and film has a way of bringing us together.


About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department
The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative.

NOTE: For additional information, interview and images, please contact Kay Renz email: kay | Phone: (561) 654-8151