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FilMiami Participates In The Third Annual Canes Film Festival Winners Screening In Tinseltown…

Annie Perez, Director of Marketing for FilMiami; Miguel Ferrer, Filmmaker and UM Alum and Luis Herrera, Director of Student Services at UM's School of Communication

The 2008 winners of the ‘Canes Film Festival screened their films at the Paramount Theater on May 22.  The third annual event, held in collaboration with the University of Miami Alumni Association, featured seven graduate and undergraduate short films.

"The ‘Canes Film Showcase has become an anticipated annual event in the heart of the Los Angeles film community.  The event is the culmination of our motion picture production student learning experience and a source of inspiration as they move to the next stage in the profession,” said Dean Sam L Grogg.

’Canes Film Festival finalists judges, also in attendance, were SoC alumni Juan Carlos Coto (’88), co-executive producer of “24;” David Nutter (’83), Emmy Award winning director and; David Isaacs (’71), writer and producer for comedy sitcom icons Frasier, Cheers and M*A*S*H.

‘Canes Film Festival Winners:

Trumpet for Hire
Director: Daniel Gordon; Producer: Katie O’Connor; Cinematographer: Corey Eisentstein; Editor: Alexander Peruyera

Director: Fred Munoz/Felipe Echavarria; Producer: TJ Eisenstein, Felipe Echavarria, Fred Munoz; Cinematographer: Felipe Echavarria & TJ Eisenstein; Editor: TJ Eisenstein, Felipe Echavarria, Fred Munoz

Director: Debra Morgan; Producer: Heili Basham, Debra Morgan; Cinematographer: Taylor Frappier; Editor: Debra Morgan and Mohammad Yousuf

The Dream Date
Director: Stephen Interrante; Producer: David Marcus; Cinematographer: Brad Gage; Editor: Rachel Rush

No One Doubts the Camera Eye
Director: Timothy Compton and Sean Malone; Producer: Tim Compton, Sean Malone, Jean-Paul Chreky; Cinematographer: Sean Malone; Editor: Timothy Compton and Sean Malone

Rory’s First Kiss
Director: Alyson Bruno; Producer: Alyson Bruno; Cinematographer: Diana Matos; Editor: Mohammad Yousuf

Skipping Bases
Director: Koen Thiry; Producer: Kris Wood; Cinematographer: Jonathan Franklin & Casey Woods; Editor: Alyson Bruno & Phill Dishon

For more information about the films and filmmakers, or to view the films, visit


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