Events Calendar

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Women in Film & Television – Florida and the Harry P. Leu Gardens invite you to LUNAFEST!

Wednesday, April 30
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1929 N. Forest Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803

Ticket Prices:
Full Members of WIFT-F - $10.00
Leu Gardens Member - $10.00
Non-Member and Day of Event - $15.00

Click here to purchase tickets.

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.

This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.


Gardens open at 6:00 p.m.; Movie time at 8:30 p.m.
Weather Permitting

  • May 2 - "A Streetcar Named Desire"
  • August 1 - "You Can't Take It With You"
  • September 5 - "Stuck In Love"

Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden setting. Patrons may bring a blanket or chairs and dinner picnic basket.

Garden Admission is $5.00 plus tax adult and $2.00 plus tax child; Garden Members receive free admission on all Date Nights. Admission is collected at the door.


4th Wednesday of every month
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

310 Lakeside Restaurant
301 East Pine St., Orlando 32801

  • April 23

Mix and mingle with your fellow WIFT-FL members in a casual setting every 4th Wednesday of the month for WIFT Wednesdays.

Cash Bar.

Drink Specials:
All Three Olives Vodka flavors $4
16oz. Draft specials - Bud Light $2 / Peroni $3
All Domestic Bottled beers $3
House Wines $5
Well Drinks $4

Free and open to the public.

Come learn more about WIFT-FL and what we have to offer industry professionals!


Local feature film and television producer Robin Cowie, the newly appointed Creative Director for the Center, will produce a series of short films for the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center titled Focus On Local. The short films will document the large variety of talented performing artists who call Central Florida home. Collaborators will work in teams of five, focusing on one particular artist and their story. The production will take place over one weekend: March 28 - 30.

Cowie brings more than 20 years of entertainment experience to the project, having produced 7 feature films, including the smash hit The Blair Witch Project, 2 television series, and several theatre projects. “I see this as an opportunity for local filmmakers and artists to collectively shine a light on the amazing talent in this community,” said Robin Cowie. “The mission of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center is to celebrate arts for every life. This project with Robin, the local filmmakers, and the artists of Central Florida is the perfect way to put that promise into action,” said Dr. Phillips Center President Kathy Ramsberger. “We are delighted that the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center can help in such a wonderful community building event,” said Mary Anne Hodel, Director of the Orange County Library system.

The filmmakers will be paired with an artist on the Friday night, film them on Saturday, and edit the films on Sunday. The short films will then premier at the Orange County Library in downtown Orlando mid April in front of the volunteer core supporters for the Dr. Phillips Center known as The Circle. As well, the films will be shared online through all of the Dr. Phillips Center social channels. Footage from the films will also be a part of a special film called Arts For Every Life, which will premier at the Orlando Film Festival in October 2014.

If you are interested in participating please email your contact information to

The Dr. Phillips Center is scheduled to open in November 2014. For more information, visit

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing and operating a new $500 million performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Fla. This public-private partnership is funded by the City of Orlando, Orange County and private donors. Situated on a nine-acre site, the performing arts center complex will include: an amplified theater, a multi-form, acoustical theater, a community theater, educational facilities and a public performance plaza. Future plans also include mixed-use urban development. Inspired by the pillars: Celebration, Education, Participation and Destination, this mission-driven Center will be Central Florida’s destination of choice for arts, cultural and entertainment programming. The Center opens two of its three theaters in 2014. The Dr. Phillips Center is committed to the City of Orlando’s Blueprint Initiative, a standard for minority/women business involvement and local employment participation. For more information or to see live footage from the Dr. Phillips Center construction webcam, please visit Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.