- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 09/30/14
- Focus Area
- Fostering the Arts
- Knight Arts Challenge
To foster the local film scene and build community among filmmakers by creating a monthly gathering where producers screen their films in a variety of locations.
To help build the local film community, Open Lab will create monthly gatherings where filmmakers screen their work. Monthly events will include work-in-progress screenings with feedback sessions and case studies from industry experts. These open get togethers will be held at a different space each month, engaging audiences from various parts of the community and introducing them to cultural organizations and arts venues around Miami. The project will culminate with visits from three leading industry experts, connecting the Open Lab community with the national resources and knowledge on how to market and distribute completed films.
Open Lab’s mission is to propel Miami's existing film and video art scene nationally and internationally with monthly gatherings at various locations where filmmakers screen their work, exchange ideas and engage South Florida’s diverse voices to produce new work.