The So FLo FLoods Competition Event was held live via Facebook Live on May 29, 2020 and included the premiere of the 56-minute version of So FLo FLoods, Q&A with our panel from the film, and the awards presentation. To see the actual Facebook Live event click here.
Congratulations to our winners:
1st Place and $250
My Miami Beach in 100 Years
by David Tamen
2nd Place and $100
by Nikita A.G.LV.-Mitic
3rd Place and $50
A Flavor of the Past
by Juliet Pizano
For all the entries click here.
We were also excited to see several “stars” from the film and other luminaries for the Q&A including:
Thanks to all that participated.
See you next year!
It’s almost here!
On Friday, May 29th at 2:30 in the afternoon we will be celebrating the excellent entries from Miami Beach High students to the So Flo Floods competition.
We are very excited to announce several “stars” from the film will be available for the Q&A after the screening of the new 56-minute version:
We are also excited to have these luminaries as well:
And most of all, our entrants!
Our So FLo FLoods Award Screening Event for Beach High students will take place online via Facebook Live and Zoom on May 29th at 2:30PM. Please join us for this special screening of the new 56-minute version of So FLo FLoods while we celebrate the students who have submitted entries for the competition.
We will have live online award presentations to winning students by award sponsor Pearl Benefits, with Q&A afterwards with representatives from the film.
Winners receive: $250-1st place; $150-2nd place; $50-3rd place and will receive assistance to further develop their project over the rest of the school year.
Please join us by going to TheoEco.org/Competition for the Facebook Live link on May 29th!
By Steve Richards
We are just back from Jubal Studio in Kathmandu where we edited our original 73-minute version of So FLo FLoods to a snappier 56-minute version to satisfy the desires of museums, schools, and community centers for a quicker rendering.
While it seemed impossible to cut a quarter of the film it turns out that we like it just fine – and if it enables more people to see it, we’re obviously good with that. The film’s treatment of South Florida’s flooding past, present, and future, are all intact as are the interviews (though trimmed a bit) with Professors Wanless and Weisskoff from the University of Miami, Paul George from HistoryMiami, Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch from the SFWMD, author Robert Mykle, and the others.
We are currently scheduling new screenings of the film for Spring and Summer and are set to premiere the new version on April 3rd on Miami Beach at the So FLo FLoods Competition Awards Ceremony at Miami Beach Senior High. Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to the event.
To see the film’s updated trailer just click on the following link: https://vimeo.com/248031362. You can keep up with all we are doing at SoFloFloods.com and on our facebook page: @SoFloFloods.
So FLo FLoods and the Bahamian Relief Screenings taking place throughout South Florida have many Anglican connections as mentioned in our last blog: About the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion, and the Bahamas. Since then we’ve had Bahamians who have asked if they could show the film to their family in the Bahamas. We've said, "Yes, of course!" and provided a link to the film, which we are very happy to do for any that want to see it in the Bahamas.
By Steve Richards
The Episcopal Church is a United States based member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which began nearly 500 years ago when Henry VIII decided that, as much as he loved the Roman Catholic Church, he valued a divorce even more. Why? It’s a long story, but basically he wanted an heir and Ann Boleyn was the girl he thought could give him one. In the end, Ann lost her head and the church in Rome lost England.
So FLo FLoods Bahamian Relief Screening & Streaming In Conjunction with Episcopal Churches Throughout South Florida - Friday September 27th at 7 PM
Most documentaries – most films for that matter – have a difficult time seeing the light of day. Few crack the awareness of most audiences. Even big budget films with large scale theatrical releases and marketing budgets have a difficult time cracking the awareness of most people.
Little documentaries like So FLo FLoods have an exceedingly difficult time getting anywhere. Most try the film festival route and hope they have enough to catch the eye of a distributor, who if they decide to distribute a film basically control the film from that point onward.
TheoEco is reaching out to high school students in the So FLo FLoods locales to create essays, artworks, exhibits, and explorations of topics in the film related to art, economics, environmental activism, history, STEM, and writing...