Vol. 6  

March 22nd, 2004

Inside this Issue:

Florida Moving Image Archive's Call For Entries...

Miami Beach Cinematheque Presents...

XTREME Video Fest Call For Entries...

Univision's Maria Elena Salinas Receives  Award from National Hispanic Media Coalition…

Filming in Miami Dade County...

Events Calendar:
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Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive Is Now Accepting Entries For The 2004 Film And Video Awards Program…
The Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries into its 16th Annual Film and Video Awards Program recognizing excellence in film and video productions made in or about Florida. There are four categories for entry: documentaries (historical or contemporary), news (including breaking news, features, special reports and sports), artistic productions (independent, broadcast, organization or corporate sponsored), and productions incorporating archival materials. Each entry is judged by a distinguished panel of local and national jurors against a standard of excellence and award criteria, including content, creativity, execution and meritorious service. There is one overall winner in each category, plus honorable mentions in each category.

Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2004. A non-refundable entry fee of $75 is required for each entry. Awards are presented to winners and honorable mentions in each category at a special awards ceremony in June. For an entry form or more information, please contact the Archive at (305) 375-1505 or by email at info@fmia.org

As part of the Archive's mission to collect, restore, preserve, catalog and make accessible Florida's moving image history, all awards program entries become a part of the Archive's collection where they will be archived and preserved for future generations. The Archive will also showcase the entries as part of its ongoing Video Rewind screening series.

The Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive's mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible film and video materials made in or about Florida which reflect the history and culture of this region. An invaluable resource for researchers, film and video producers and the general public, the Archive provides a year-round screening and seminar program featuring materials from our collection and other archives throughout the nation and abroad. For more information about the Archive, or to be placed on our mailing list for upcoming activities, please call (305) 375-1505.


Miami Beach Cinematheque Presents…
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Espanola Way, Miami Beach

26 FRI 8:30pm: "French Cine-Club" 
in partnership with the Alliance Francaise
Blood Of a Poet (Cocteau/1930)
Cocteau's surrealist first film...a forefather of Cinema as Art! With interpretive performance art by Natasha Tsakos and an optional boxed French picnic by A LA FOLIE

27 SAT 6pm: ~yoga & film~
Feel film instead of just watching!
A transcendental experience with non-narrative images and sound With yoga instructor Kinga Rode ($20/$18 members)

and 27 SAT 9pm: "Cafe Con Cinema" (Films en Español)
Rudy Hernandez introduces Asi Fue Baby (That's The Way it Was) (90min/2004)
A personal documentary...Those who left Cuba and those who stayed Best Feature Length Foreign Language Film MADE IN MIAMI Film Festival (in English and Spanish with English subtitles) 

28 SUN 7:30pm: "The Puzzle of Cinema" Film history lecture series in collaboration with MIAMIntelligence "PIECE #3: Russian Constructivism" with distinguished expert Ronald Bergan 

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Espanola Way at Plaza de España, South Beach
(305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

$10 /$8 members for regular screenings and lecture on 28th
$20/$18 members for ~yoga and film~
Optional boxed Picnic on 19th and 26th $10 

Valet on Friday & Saturday at Plaza de España
or covered lots at 15th & Collins or 16th & Collins 

The Miami Beach Film Society and Cinematheque receive support from The Mayor and the City Commission of the City of Miami Beach and the Cultural Arts Council. 


Xtreme Video Fest Call For Entries…
Early Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March, 31, 2004 Late Submission Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2004

Canopus DV Storm 2 Pro+ ($1,599 MSRP)
Adobe Video Collection Professional Edition ($1,499 MSRP)
Final Draft Version 7 Mac/Win ($289 MSRP)
                                                                        The inaugural Xtreme Video Fest takes place during Digital Video Expo East in New York City. Submissions will be evaluated on creativity and technical expertise. Entries must be no longer than 20 minutes in length and submitted in NTSC VHS, miniDV, or DVD format only.
                                                                     Submit work that exemplifies the best in xtreme video action sports - skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross, mountain climbing, deep-sea exploration, wakeboarding, FMX, BMX, aggressive in-line skating, sea kayaking, and more. 
Your entry must have been shot with a digital camera. The chosen ones will be asked for miniDV or DVCAM format for final exhibition/viewing at the Xtreme Video Fest.
Send Entries to:
Xtreme Video Fest
CMP DV Media Group
c/o Dave Kapoor
600 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
                                                                       There is a $25 entry fee per item submitted with a limit of three separate submissions per person for the early submission deadline. The late submission deadline fee per entry is $35. If more than three entries are received, only the first three will be considered.
                                                                      Please read the rules and eligibility requirements. You must fill out and sign a cop of the Xtreme Video Fest Official Entry Form and enclose it with your submission. You must read and sign a copy of the Artist Agreement: Rights and Management form and enclose it with your submission. You must enclose the entry fee with your submission.


Univision's Maria Elena Salinas Receives "Outstanding News Anchor'' Award from National Hispanic Media Coalition…
Maria Elena Salinas, co-anchor for the Univision Network's national newscast, Noticiero Univision, has been honored with the National Hispanic Media Coalition's "Outstanding News Anchor Award" for 2004. She was unanimously chosen by the NHMC's board of directors for her exceptional achievements in Spanish-language broadcast journalism.

The prestigious award was presented to Salinas at the NHMC's 7th Annual Impact Awards Gala, which was held in Beverly Hills, California on March 5, 2004.

Salinas co-anchors Noticiero Univision since 1987. During her illustrious career, she has covered some of the most important news stories of our times, among them U.S. presidential elections, the funeral of Princess Diana in London, Pope John Paul II's historic visit to Cuba, and the war with Iraq. Salinas has received numerous national recognitions, and is one of the most respected and admired
Hispanic journalists in the U.S.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-profit coalition of Hispanic-American organizations that have joined together to address a variety of media related issues that affect the Hispanic-American community across the nation.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com  Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.


Filming in Miami Dade County

  • H2O Films "Magnum"
  • Script to Screen "Banjo Minnow"
  • Hispanic Broadcasting - WVIB T 
    "WVIB TV Promos"

Entertainment Teleproduction:

  • North South Productions 
    "Make Room For Baby
  • Telemundo RTI "Prisionera"

Still Photography:

  • Harbour Films, Inc. "Nokia"
  • Select Services, Inc. 
    "Neiman Marcus"
  • Contorakes Inc. 
    "Target Sporting Goods"
  • Randi Phillips Productions 
    "British Vogue"


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