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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2015 Widescreen Film & Music Festival A Smashing Success! 2016 Event Already Planned! #WSF (Excusive!)

Have to hand it to promoter, director, and all around man about town Jarrod Knowles, at the ripe young age of 24, a man with a vision, a dream to connect, to unite, and unify all aspects of entertainment to one amazing weekend of festivities in Miami, Florida!

Above Photo: Brand spanking new widescreen logo for 2016!

Throughout the entire amazing weekend, which took place at the AMC theater Aventura Mall 24, down in hot and awesome Miami, FL and a couple of other venues around the vibrant city, there were short films, music Videos, and feature films from over 25 different countries!

Friday night was a Kickoff awards party, Saturday there were networking workshops, Sunday was the film showcase and Tuesday was the awards show! A full weekend and this was only the FIRST of many! as 2016 is already LOCKED DOWN! .https://www.facebook.com/events/843198002409669/
Next year is a Leap Year! Woohoo we have a February 29th!

Above Pic: (C) 2015 #WSF  Jarrod Knowles stands behind the amazing statues! Flanked by his beautiful and talented staff of organizers and hosts!




Jarrod, is a great guy with a vision and lists 10 goals for the festival, and I like it!

"It is important to set Goals everyday and work diligently to achieve them. With that said, here are the Short Term Goals set for WideScreenFest for this year and Beyond:
1) Become Associated with IMDB (by the end of this month)
2) Become an Oscar-Qualifying Festival (within the next 4 years)
3) Become the Top Festival in South Florida (within one year)
4) Produce a high production value commercial advertising the WideScreen Awards (by the end of the year)
5) Triple the number of submissions we did in our First Year (within one year)
6) Increase the number of countries involved from 29 to 38 or more (within one year)
7) Triple the number of Attendees to ‪#‎WSF‬ (within one year)
8) Add "Best Lyrics" and "Best VFX" to our line-up of Awards (already done)
9) Increase the amount of sponsorship to #WSF (within one year)
10) Increase the number of Hollywood Distributors that attend #WSF (within one year)
Sincerely,
Jarrod A Knowles
Founder & President"

Image: Left to right Jessica Nam, I, The balding suited man, Jesse V Johnson!


Above Photo: Director Jesse V Johnson accpets the Sound Design Award for his Wonder Woman fan film! (C) 2015 #WSF

I was on hand for the Awards show Celebration Tuesday Night, and it was pretty cool, as the backdrop was the big screen! Dozens of shall I say epic heavy awards were handed out, and giving various people from all genres to celebrate the limelight. Here is a cool video of the awards video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9QxBDKHoTg and a second complete awards show video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzpAU1VG4OM

What was also cool is the fact, they had a red carpet Ceremony! A backdrop, the whole 9.1514 yards! Check out this radical photo from the red carpet!

This being the first festival, I was mainly there to observe, but for 2016 I plan to take a far more active role! For more info an full photos and video blast your browsers to the FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/widescreenfest

For my personal highlights, Director, Producer, and all around action guy Jesse Johnson, obtained a statuette for his Wonder Woman fan film starring Dan's Movie Report resident rough girl Nina Bergman! Check out her amazing interview @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2014/09/actress-nina-bergman-interview.html

In addition Phoenix 4 media screened their fantastic feature 'Breathe' a moving a powerful film of intersecting stories. For more info on this spectacular film, blast your browsers over to

http://www.phoenix4productions.com/breathe.html

They also win my amazingly cool indie poster award, as there needs to be awards for that too!

Watch for more on this festival and the 2016 version exclusively on Dan's Movie Report!

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