Industry professionals and students from throughout the state participated in the first Florida Film/Digital Focus presented by Film Florida and Women in Film & Television- Florida (WIFT-FL) on Saturday October 21, 2017 at Orange Technical College- Mid-Florida Campus in South Orlando. The day-long event included 13 different panel discussions and more than 20 demos, workshops and tutorials with equipment and software manufacturers, production specialists, industry organizations and technology representatives.

“The goal of the event was to bring together all aspects of the industry to showcase and educate people on the newest gear, techniques, and programs available to the working professional, and serve as a tool for the newer filmmakers to get information and introductions to what the professionals are using in the field,” Bonnie King, President of Film Florida said. “I am proud that Film Florida and Women in Film & Television- Florida partnered to put on this event for the first time. Attendance was wonderful, Orange Technical College was a great venue and host, we’re grateful to the sponsors that helped fund the event, and the feedback we’ve received thus far has been very positive. We’re looking to building on this experience for next year.”

Film Florida and WIFT-FL Board member Alexa Sheehan was the creator of the concept and event producer while Film Florida Executive Director John Lux and WIFT-FL President Nancy McBride led a team of volunteers from Film Florida and WIFT-FL, along with the support from Film Orlando, that put on the event. Highlighted panels included The Profession of Producing, Legal, Contracts and Insurance, Pitching, Funding and Distribution, Drone Operation and Regulation, Directing the Actor, Safety and Protocol, and The State of Filming in Florida to name a few. The afternoon included demos of Virtual Reality, Motion Capture, Drone Flying, an actor workshop: The Art of Cold Reading, and tutorials from multiple local and international software and equipment manufacturers and suppliers including RED Digital Cinema and DaVinci Resolve. Click HERE for photos of the event. #F3Orlando17

About Film Florida: Film Florida is a state-wide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association that serves a leadership role in Florida’s film, TV, production and digital media/tech industry by representing all aspects of the business including film commissions, industry, labor, associations and education. The growing membership driven organization provides a network, a platform, and the benefits of playing an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major entertainment production destination, positive economic development driver and tourism generator. For more information about Film Florida visit

About WIFT-FL:  Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) is charged with building positive images of media-makers (both women and men), empowering them to achieve their highest professional/creative potential, through education and networking and helping create more job opportunities throughout the State of Florida. WIFT-FL is headquartered in Orlando with branches in Tampa Bay, Miami/South Florida, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and Melbourne. For more visit

# # #
Bonnie King, President,, 321-433-4470
John Lux, Executive Director,, 407-494-6195