August 29th, 2011

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Are you a local filmmaker, film student, or just someone who loves to catch every moment on video? Show-off your cinematographic prowess on the BIG SCREEN at Open Reel Night, Thursday, September 22, 8:30pm at Cinema Paradiso. Whatever you have - an indie passion project, student film, or a funny cell phone video of your cat -- if you bring it on DVD, they will screen it!

That's not all! Every admission purchased comes with a ballot and the 3 films with the most votes will be screened during the 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF 2011), held this year from October 21-November 11. Plus, every beverage or popcorn purchased comes with an additional ballot.

So, invite everyone you know ... friends, parents, teachers, ex-lovers, cab drivers, the postman ... to your film's big screen, red carpet premiere.

Tickets are $5.

Cinema Paradiso is located at 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
For more information visit or call 954-525-3456.

Films should be between 1 and 10 minutes in length. Anything longer must be submitted early and pre-approved.
For early submissions, email: Include in the subject line: ORN - Title of film; running time and your name.
Films must be on a DVD
All DVDs (even early entries) must be brought in on the night of the screening.
DVD must be clearly labeled with title of the film, filmmaker name, and running time.
It must be your film or you have permission to show it.
No overtly obscene or graphic content will be accepted
The first hour of programming will feature early submissions. After that, films will be screened on first come, first serve basis.

Email with questions and funny jokes.