WINNERS --- Movies of Our Lives

First Place....HOMELESS IN BROWARD COUNTY, by Sharyn Bey Turchin....$500

Second Place...JOHN LLOYD STATE PARK by Bob & Barbara Magill....$250

Third Place......BROWARD LIVIN, COUNTY LOVIN, by Jason Galotti...$100

Fourth Place...PARKOUR IN MOTION, by Dashaun Sheperd...$100

Fifth Place....A CLOCKWORK BROWARD, by James Borras... 4 tickets to CP
BROWARD COUNTY by Alan Smitthee... 4 tickets to CP
MUSEUM OF ART: A Well Guarded Secret, by Lorraine Schramm... 4 tickets to CP
RIDE, by Stephano Schlager... 4 tickets to CP
DRIVE BY SHOOTING, by Russell Rand... 4 tickets to CP
OUR FRESHMAN YEAR, by Mirell Cardos... 4 tickets to CP
LIFE ON HOLLWOOD BEACH, by Amy Doyle & Joe Lopez... 4 tickets to CP

President's Award...SNOWBIRD INVASION, by Matt Giovanni...a Year's Pass to Cinema Paradiso

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New Movie Project Calls Residents to Focus on Life in Broward County Films will be presented and Prizes Awarded at Cinema Paradiso 

Movies of our Lives

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- December 9, 2011 -- You don't have to be Werner Herzog to film and submit a 1 to 3 minute documentary to Movies of Our Lives, a new program co-sponsored by Funding Arts Broward, The Knight Foundation and The Broward County Film Society. All you need is a good idea and a video camera or a cell phone. If you don't have any of those and still want to participate, WPBT-TV will have cameras stationed at different sites around Broward County to record your one minute interview. 

The subject matter can be anything you love about life in Broward County; the parks, the beach, the arts, the restaurants, sports... or perhaps something you're not too crazy over such as traffic, roads, politics, over development. It can be about a family activity, your dog or your alpaca. Get the point? It can be about anything as long as it's about life in Broward County and if you complain about something, offer a solution. 

Movies of Your Lives is free to enter and over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. There are adult and junior divisions; juniors must be between the ages of 8 - 15. 

Films must be submitted on DVD or via email as an MOV file by April 10, 2012. Please include with your submission: Name of filmmaker(s), Phone, Cell, Email, Film Title, Topic and format. 

Mail DVD submissions to: FLiFF/MOOL, 1314 East Las Olas Blvd #007, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2334 or drop it off at Cinema Paradiso 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 

MOV files can be emailed to: 

Screenings of Movies of Our Lives will take place during FAB-Fest, April 14 - 15, 2012 at Cinema Paradiso. The screenings are free to the public and filmmakers will be introduced onstage following their film.

For more details about Movies of Your Lives: or call 954-525-3456  

Prizes for the Best Films in the Adult Division include: 

  • First prize $500 + a free night at Cinema Paradiso 
  • Second Prize $250 
  • Third prize(s) $100 each 
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Memberships (10) 
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival T-Shirts (10) 
  • Gift Certificates (20) 
  • Cinema Paradiso Tickets (100) 
  • Academy Award Party tickets (two pairs) 
  • Pass to MSC Cruises Festa Italia (4) 
  • Pass to French Fest (4) 
  • Fast Pass to Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (1)  

Prizes in the Juniors category include: 

  • First Prize: Ice Cream Party at Cinema Paradiso + the movie of your choice for up to 50 of your friends. 
  • Second Prize: Pizza Party at Cinema Paradiso during a FAB film for up to 20 of your friends 
  • Third Prize: Popcorn & a soft drink at a FAB film for up to 10 of your friends 

You oughta be in movies!