Friday, January 20, 2017

Upcoming Film Events

St. Augustine Film Festival 
Thursday, 1-19-17 to Sunday, 1-22-17

Jacksonville Short Film Showcase
Thursday, 1-26-17 at Sunray Cinema

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Violins of Hope

                AMNON WEINSTEIN                         

Hear the amazing story of the Violins of Hope collection, violins recovered and carefully restored from WWII Holocaust victims, concentration camps and Jewish ghettos, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm in Conversation with Amnon Weinstein and James Grymes at MOSH.  Weinstein, a noted Israeli violin maker, shares his journey of finding the violins that were once silenced, and now given new life through years of dedication and his masterful skills. He will be joined by biographer of the VOH collection, James Grymes. The violins will be on display. FREE. Please call 396-7062 ext. 238 to register.  This Conversation serves as a prelude to the JSO Voices of Hope Concert, featuring 16 of the violins in the Voices of Hope collection on January 28 at Jacoby Hall.

January 26, Thursday, 7pm - Defiance - followed by a discussion with the daughter of Asael Bielski who is portrayed in the movie – This inspiring Hollywood movie reenacts the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during WWII, led by three Bielski brothers, who joined with Russian resistance fighters to build a protective village for refugees, saving over 1,000 Jewish non-combatants from Nazi death camps.  Assaela Weinsteindaughter of Asael Bielski, will provide accurate insight into what really transpired.  Jewish  Community Alliance. FREE admission. Sponsored by JCA and MOSH. For more information, call #730-2100 ext. 239 or go to to register.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Client Focused Media Video Team Named as Finalists in the Slamdance Film Competition

Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 14, 2016 – Client Focused Media and Buzz Media are proud to announce Mark Marlar and Joey Vokac have been picked as finalists for the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Marlar and Vokac make up the video team at the two entities and worked independently with two other filmmakers on a short film, which they submitted to the competition. Their film, a documentary titled “Mo’Freaka,” was picked for the finals and the team will be headed to Utah in January for the festival.

Marlar, who is the video director at CFM, served as the producer and sound production manager for the project. Vokac, a videographer with CFM, was the director. Derek Fleming was the writer and editor and Kyle Vaughn was the camera operator. The team had just five days to put together the film, which is a self-titled mockumentary featuring an aspiring hip-hop artist from Jacksonville.

“Working on a five-day schedule forces you to be extremely creative and realistic,” said Marlar. “As a team, we really had to dial down the pre-production process to have enough time to shoot and edit the film. Above all, it can get very frustrating working on such a tight schedule, so constant communication as a team was key.”

The story of “Mo’Freaka” follows the struggles of an up and coming musician. It shows how he deals with rejection from family, friends and society as he works through the daily grind of trying to make it as a hip-hop artist. The film was chosen out of a group of thousands and will show with about 100 others at the film festival, which takes place simultaneous to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.

“Being a finalist in a national competition really gave us the confidence we needed to move forward as filmmakers,” said Vokac. “Having credible sources judge your work can be tough, but now we know that we have what it takes to compete with a higher level of filmmakers.”

The Slamdance Film Festival will be held January 20-26, 2017 in Park City, Utah. The festival was created in 1995 by filmmakers for filmmakers. The organization is focused on fostering the development of unique and innovative filmmakers. Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers will be showcasing their work alongside seasoned veterans of the industry.

About Client Focused Media

Client Focused Media was founded in 2002 and is a leading integrated marketing firm in Northeast Florida. The company provides strategic planning, marketing, creative, advertising, media buying, branding, crisis management services, and media, community, and public relations to a variety of clients. BUZZ Media is a division of CFM. BUZZ Magazine is distributed monthly to more than 900 locations in Northeast Florida. For more information, visit

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MOSH Anne Frank Exhibit

The ‘Anne Frank: A History For Today’ exhibit at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) and several other events scheduled January 13 through February 12, 2017 at various locations can be found via 
For all of the scheduled events please visit Some events are free and others have a small charge.

Friday, January 6, 2017

America's Got Talent Auditions- Jacksonville!

Our Open Call auditions are open to any age and any talent. Come meet the producers and show us your talent.
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Please Do Not Contact Venue for Information 
Please check this page often for the latest audition news about our Open Calls Auditions in Jacksonville, FL.
You can enter the building from the main parking lot located across the street from the Sky Way stop for the Convention Center on W. Bay St. Enter through DOOR 6 and follow the signage.
If you already signed up online we will be sending out confirmations soon. If you need to change your audition city or time then log on to your Performer Profile.
Please fill out the paperwork before your audition.  If anyone under 18 is coming to the audition without their parent or legal guardian, please make sure you read these special requirements.  
Everyone who enters the venue will need a photo ID. It will be helpful if you also print or have your confirmation handy on your mobile device.  
Some venues do not allow outside food or drinks.  This is not an AGT policy, but the rules of the venue.
If you want a chance to get a Front of the Line Pass in Jacksonville, sign up for the open call, but then also submit a video of your act by December 26.  We will select some acts from the videos and offer them a Front of the Line pass. Simply sign in to your Performer Profile to submit your video.  If you already submitted a video, then you don't need to do anything else.  

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WIFT January Meeting

WIFT-FL Jacksonville
3RD Wednesday of Every Month!
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Blackfinn Ameripub, Markets at Town Center, 4840 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246

This event is open to everyone (men and women, crew and talent) in the Industry!

Bring your Cards and come Network!!