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.
DEFIANCE, the FILM, AND
CONVERSATION WITH ASAEL BIELSKI
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
Weinstein, daughter 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 www.jcajax.org to
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
“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
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 www.AnneFrankJax.com.
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
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.