Saturday, February 9, 2019

Life Screenings: One Minute Film Festival

Banks Helfrich organized the Life Screenings: One Minute Film Festival at the Orange County Library System (101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32801). Life Screenings in association with the Orange County Main Public Library looked “Outside the Lines” at what happens when a film festival and library mash-up. The purpose was to create a library beyond a library and a film festival beyond a festival. Preceded by donuts and coffee, one minute films were screened back to back; post exhibit, filmmakers were be on hand to participate in a lively talk back. Films were chosen on the basis that they show a world we all would love to live in. Life Screenings is a festival that showcases inspiring, uplifting, and thought-provoking short films. It was a festival that showcased inspiring, uplifting, and thought-provoking short films.

The goal was for each of the films to be less than 60 seconds in length. One film showed a Nazi solder entering a home and conducting a search for Jews. His superior office was hard line, but he was just going through the motions. He actually found a young girl and put his finger to his lips as a universal signal to stay quiet. He shut the door to her hiding spot and told his commander downstairs that all was clear. Even some among the villains want to do the right thing.In this fat paced digital age this festival was short and sweet. Offering a wide variety of uplifting stories. Stories connect us, and we need that more then ever in this fast paced digital age.

Mark your Calendar, the next Life Screenings International Film Festival will be at the Winter Park Library (460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789) on Sunday, February 17, 2019 starting at 3:15pm.

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