Aspiring filmmakers, artists, musicians and entertainment industry experts from across the globe, will converge in Aventura, Florida on February 27 through March 3, 2015, for the much anticipated First Annual WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival at the AMC 24 Aventura 24 Theaters.
Among the filmmakers who will be premiering their work at the Red Carpet event on Sunday, March 1st, is a 14 -year old from Miami, Aaron Johnson. Johnson is up for a Youth In Arts Awards for best short film. The young Author and Motivational Speaker, has produced and directed 5 short films, including his nominated short "Lost."
"It's such an honor to be nominated for this award, said Johnson. Mr Knowles is providing an amazing platform for young aspiring Filmmakers like myself who are serious about our craft. I am really excited to be participating," he added.
The event is the brainchild of twenty-four year old, self-taught, Bahamian filmmaker, Jarrod Knowles. He says it will be an,"Oscar-styled red carpet event," featuring expert workshops, screenings, parties, and an award show. Among the topics of the Festival's film workshops include, "How to Prepare For a Casting," "How to Create a Feature Film on a Low Budget," "Bringing a Legend Back to Live," "Creating a Masterpiece With Basic Tools," and "Short Film Distribution."
Filmmakers from South Florida to Switzerland, are among the artists who earlier this year submitted their films to the Wide Screen Film & Music Video Festival for a chance to win bragging rights and the ultimate prizes: Wide Screen Film and Music Video’s Best Filmmaker Award as well as $500 cash. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s charity foundation Relay For Life.
"My whole mission behind this Festival is to give other filmmakers and artists the ability to shine, said Knowles. There is nothing like seeing your film on the big screen, where it is meant to be seen, and helping to make a person's dream come true," he said.
The event is sponsored by TheBahamasWeekly.com
, a Bahamian and Canadian based news and events website.
For more information on the WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival visit: www.widescreenfest.com
Watch the trailer
of Aaron Johnson's Film, "Lost." To learn more about Aaron Johnson visit www.aaronjohnsonofficial.com.