On Saturday March 10, 2018 Film Florida Executive Board member Matt Wohl presented a Sara Fuller Scholarship for $500 to Robert Requejo Ramos, winner of the CinemaSlam competition at the Miami Film Festival. CinemaSlam is Miami Film Festival’s film school competition, aiming to discover, showcase, and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools.
Robert Ramos’ film, Rene De Dios and the South Beach Shark Club is a nostalgic recollection of Miami Beach in the late 60’s to modern times through the eyes of local shark fishermen. The eccentric group, originally known as the South Beach Shark Club, adapt and keep their legacy alive by teaching the next generation the same art form that accompanied them into manhood.
The Sara Fuller Student Scholarship was created in recognition of organizations that support Film Education. The program’s namesake, Sara Fuller, was a true pioneer in Florida’s Production Industry, and this scholarship honors her memory by supporting future filmmakers and encouraging excellence in the field of motion picture education.
A component of the Festival’s Florida Focus program, CinemaSlam, Miami Film Festival’s film school competition, aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools. Open to any student enrolled in a participating South Florida college/university on the completion date of the film. Miami/South Florida schools include Barry University, Center of Cinematography Arts & Television Miami (CCAT-Miami), Florida International University, Lynn University, Miami Dade College, Miami International University, New World School of the Arts (University of Florida), St. Thomas University, and the University of Miami.
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 FilmFlorida.org