Jerry Cavallaro is a filmmaker and the Associate Director of the Orlando Film Festival, which has become renowned for being a filmmaker’s festival. It is essentially for filmmakers by filmmakers. We had a great chat with Jerry about the Orlando Film Festival philosophy and this year’s festival which kicks off it’s 2016 run tonight with a film called Te Ata at 7:30. Jerry had a lot to share about how a film festival is programmed and what the Orlando Film Festival is looking in submissions from filmmakers and shared some of the most exciting films that will be screening at this year’s fest. Listen in. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. And if you can come to the festival this week be sure to catch our film OPIA screening in the Drama Shorts 2 Block on Thursday night at 7:00 and Friday afternoon at 5:15. See you there!
Orlando Film Festival
The mission of the Orlando Film Festival is to support and promote the arts in Downtown Orlando through the medium of film. The Orlando Film Festival seeks to inspire filmmakers and enhance the movie viewing experience in Downtown Orlando through creative, unique and entertaining events. We put a strong emphasis on celebrating our filmmakers because we are all filmmakers ourselves. We truly are a film festival for FILMMAKERS by FILMMAKERS!
After being a part of the Orlando Film Festival for 4 years, Jerry was asked to become a board member starting with the 2013 festival. As the Associate Director, He’s in charge in a large variety of duties with a strong emphasis on the festival’s social media, web presence, submissions and programming. To submit your film or learn more about the festival, please visit their WAB page or check out the links below:
Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe
Projection Floor Suite A
155 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Orlando Film Festival
5131 Gramont Ave
Orlando, FL 32812
JERRY CAVALLARO is a NY based screenwriter & director. His films STUCK LIKE CHUCK and NIC & JERRY GET OFF are now available for FREE. Jerry is also the Associate Director of the Orlando Film Festival. He occasionally writes for We Are Movie Geeks & is the former Co-Host of FilmSnobbery Live! His novelty T-Shirts are available for sale at Director’s Cameo.