The Cinematic Arts Residency gives two Miami filmmakers $50,000 each, and the opportunity and resources to shoot, produce and screen a microbudget feature narrative film from start to finish right here in South Florida. Making this kind of film is an important stepping stone to large-scale projects.
The 2019 Residents are Xavier Medina and Monica Sorelle, chosen from among 142 applicants by a national jury of film experts because of their extensive experience making short films, their authorship of projects that center on Miami stories, and because their proposed projects embrace the ethos of microbudget filmmaking: the idea that creative stories can be brought to the screen with a lean and inventive approach to production.
“Moonlight” Co-producer Andrew Hevia and O Cinema’s Kareem Tabsch are helping conceptualize the program, which is led by Cinematic Arts Manager Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, and will work with the resident filmmakers.
Read the press release.