Three young filmmakers have combined a day-long film festival with a job fair focusing on employment in the film and video industry.
The inaugural Best of Film Festival (BFF) includes 54 award-winning short films and a job fair where candidates can look for part- and full-time work. The event Saturday is at the Wyndham Orlando Resort’s convention center, near the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road.
The all-day event will include some of the best movies from the Love Your Shorts Film Festival, STARTFEST (a student festival), the End of Days Film Festival and the 48 Hour Film Project. In addition, it will feature the first FantaSci Short Film Festival, which will screen short fantasy and science fiction movies.
Kyle Snavely, founder and director of STARTFEST and the Orlando city producer for the 48 Hour Film Project, decided to collaborate with two other filmmakers to launch BFF. Local filmmaker Trent Duncan, founder and director of the End of Days Film Festival, and TL Westgate, founder of FantaSci Short Film Festival, round out the BFF partnership.
The job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with films beginning at noon. First up are nine films from the Love Your Shorts Film Festival from 12 to 1:15 p.m., followed by 17 STARTFEST films from 1:45 to 3 p.m., 10 FantaSci films from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. and nine End of Days films from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
The fest will break for dinner and conclude with nine of the best films from the 2017 Orlando 48 Hour Film Project from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The 48 Hour Film Project’s awards ceremony and a wrap party at 10:30 p.m. will finish out the evening.
A ticket to a single block of films is $5 and a ticket to the entire fest is $15. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.bestoffilmfest.com.