The Garden Theatre Hosts StarLite Film Festival, Now thru 2/2

The Garden Theatre has announced the StarLite Film Festival today, January 31 - February 2, 2013. Over the course of three days the StarLite Film Festival will feature hand-selected micro-budget films and workshops at the Garden Theatre in historic downtown Winter Garden (160 W Plant St).

Thursday, Jan 31
7pm - Kickoff Reception
8pm - Robin Cowie, Keynote Speaker
8:15pm - Midnight Son
10pm - After Party

Friday, Feb 1
7pm - The First Winter
9pm - Hannah Has a Ho-Phase

Saturday, Feb 2
11:30am - The Racket Boys
1:30pm - Social Media Panel
2:30pm - The Spacewalk
4:30pm - 2xUno
6:15pm - Equipment Panel
7:30pm - Waterhole Cove
9:30pm - Less Lost
11pm - Awards Ceremony

Today, January 31, keynote speaker Robin Cowie will kick off by highlighting the StarLite Film Festival and speaking to micro-budget filmmaking. Cowie, currently a film producer for the horror genre, is the mind behind the Grassroots marketing efforts of the micro-budget blockbuster The Blair Witch Project.

A series of free workshops will be provided throughout the film festival which will focus on topics in micro-budget filmmaking. Those sitting on the panels include Independent filmmakers and producers from Central Florida, as well as the directors of the films 2xUno, Less Lost, Waterhole Cove, and The Spacewalk.

The Social Media Panel will discuss the role of social media when marketing a micro-budget film. Filmmakers will discuss the social media strategies they have used, and how to effectively reach your desired audience.

The Equipment Panel will discuss how filmmakers create shots and use cameras on a budget, what equipment is essential and unessential, and how can you shoot a movie for $200,000 and it look like it was made for $1 million.

All-Access Passes are available for only $30. Tickets to films are $5, $7 for the opening night screening of Midnight Son which grants access to the Kickoff Reception.

For movie tickets, All-Access Passes, and the complete festival schedule go to

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