2nd Dixie Dingo Super-8 Invitational Film Festival at Dorsch Gallery

August 8, 2006Julie Lara Kahn & Brook Dorsch announce the second Dixie Dingo Super-8 Invitational Film Festival happening at Dorsch Gallery on Tuesday August 8th at 8:00 pm, located at 151 NW 24 Street, Wynwood. The DDS8IFF is a free one-night festival of Super-8 films by Miami strangers. The festival celebrates the 3rd birthday of a stray Dixie Dingo puppy named Logan who appeared on the steps of the Dorsch Gallery on the same date in 2003. The festival pays homage to the creative possibilities of such serendipitous meetings with strangers. The evening will benefit Faktura Pet Projekts — a non-profit organization run by artists Jacquelyn Johnston and Angela Roell dedicated to using the arts to enhance community by raising awareness, funds and support for the rescue of stray pets. This year”s 8 filmmakers are: Elizabeth Howard; Eduardo M. Lopez, a personal driver, sailor and diver from Argentina; Teresa Mears, an assistant features editor for the Miami Herald; Crispin Sylvester, a Rastafarian; Bethany Quinn, a UM hunger striker; Nastassja Schmidt, a high school actress, singer, model, dancer & aspiring filmmaker; Us Not Him, a local collaborative; Alon Siso, a hairdresser and modern artist who works with oil and canvas. The Dixie Dingo Super-8 Invitational Film Festival was founded in 2004 by Julie Lara Kahn, Brook Dorsch, Susan Caraballo and Mark Koven to build community by involving diverse South Floridians in the process of making and experiencing super-8 film. In it?s first year, the festival commissioned 8 short films by first-time filmmakers, reached over 100 diverse audience members, and garnered a top ten visual art event award from The Miami Herald. The festival is designed to open windows into diverse Miami stories, provide opportunities for fresh artistic voices, build new audiences for the arts, encourage stray pet adoption, and forge unexpected connections among disparate Miami subcultures. The films also serve as a time capsule for this particular moment in a rapidly changing Miami history. Donations are welcome to support the Festival and to encourage stray pet adoption through Faktura Pet Projekts. This program is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. For more information please call 305.576.1278

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