FusionFest 2023 - Eventeny

FusionFest 2023

event Nov 25 10:00 am - Nov 26 7:00 pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801, United States
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Hosted by FusionFest

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Dates
Nov 25 10:00 am - Nov 26 7:00 pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801, United States

6th Annual Multicultural Festival - A free, two-day, festival that draws thousands of people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities in Downtown Orlando. 5th Annual Fusion Cooking Contest - Experience unique fusion dishes with ingredients and techniques from around the world made by local chefs as they compete for the $1,000 prize! MYgration Films 2023 - A film festival in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival in which local filmmakers have five days to produce a short, three to five minute, documentary about a person’s journey to Central Florida. Filmmakers and subjects are randomly paired on a Friday evening and the film must be submitted by midnight Wednesday. There’s currently a collection of about 50 films, and every month, a Watch Party is hosted featuring a live conversation with past participants and special guests.

Parking instructions
There are five parking garages within 2 blocks of FusionFest. The City Hall ad SunTrust garages are the closest. Participants can check with their curator about special parking for them.

COVID protocols
This is an outdoor festival so there are no particular protocols.

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Interested in becoming an artist or exhibitor:
8 active applications
Film Subject
Deadline: Aug 01, 2023
WHAT: Capturing the stories of Central Floridians from around the world in a short 3 to 5-minute documentary film. 
 
HOW: Fill out this application. Selected participants will attend the Pairing Event and get randomly paired with a Filmmaker. 
Filming will take place August 27-30. Any further days will be arranged between you and your filmmaker.
 
WHEN:  
August 25: Pairing Event from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

Sept TBD: Premiere at Global Peace Film Festival
Nov. 25 & 26: Screening at FusionFest 
Nov. 26: Awards Show at FusionFest starting at 6:00 p.m.
Filmmaker
Deadline: Aug 01, 2023
WHAT: Capturing the stories of Central Floridians from around the world in a short up to 5-minute documentary film. 
 
HOW: Fill out this application. Selected participants will attend the Pairing Event and get randomly paired. Filmmakers have the five days to shoot, edit and submit their films. 
 
WHEN:  
August 25: Pairing Event from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
August 27-30: Filming & Editing
August 30: Submission by 11:59 p.m. 
Sept. TBD: First Screening at Global Peace Film Festival
Nov. 26: Awards Show at FusionFest starting at 6:00 p.m.
 
PRIZES: 
Grand Prize $1,000 
Student Award $200 
GPFF Audience Choice Award $100 Filmmaker / $100 for Film Subject
Global Exchange
Deadline: Sep 30, 2023
An area for getting up close and personal with global cultural traditions examined through the lens of inclusivity and shared through demonstrations and short talks.
Curated by Nadia Garzón, Descolonizarte TEATRO. 
Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm
Cosplay
Deadline: Sep 01, 2023
Join us in your most creative costume for a fun time in Central Florida's most diverse festival + walk the runway for a chance to win cash prizes.
 
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: People of all ages who love the cosplay culture. Costumes must be family-friendly.
 
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Fill out an application to tell us about your costume. Selected participants will receive an email from curator Harlequin.
This is a new category, so applications will stay open until all spots available are filled. We highly encourage cosplayers to sign up today to reserve a spot!
 
SHOWS: The Cosplay Contest will take place on both days of the festival at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando, at the Bob Allen Family Foundation Stage.
Saturday, November 26 at 1:15 pm
Sunday, November 27 at 2:00 pm
 
Selected participants must check-in with the curator at least 20 minutes before the show. 
 
PRIZES:
1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $60
3rd Place: $40
Dance - Heritage
Deadline: Sep 01, 2023
FusionFest welcomes the many folkloric dances of North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe in authentic costumes to be performed to traditional music all in one place.Share an elegant fan dance or an exciting dragon dance of the Chinese culture. Show off the complex rhythms and footwork in traditional Irish step dance, Spanish Flamenco or American tap.
Fashion - Heritage
Deadline: Sep 01, 2023
Applicant is submitting  to be considered to walk the runway at FusionFest's 6th Annual Festival - showcasing traditional attires, costumes, uniforms and authentic outfits from a specific culture, from any time period.
 
Each participant must register themselves providing a unique contact email and complete the online registration waivers.
Culinary Arts Contest
Deadline: May 01, 2023
Innovative chefs and creative home cooks are invited to produce a unique dish combining ingredients and techniques of at least two different cultures and prepare 40 samples of your fusion dish for judges and VIP guests for a chance to win cash awards up to $1,000.
 
Where: Walt Disney World Center and Hospitality at Valencia College
 
Important Dates:
 
Application Deadline: May 1
Acceptance Notification: May 15
 
Event categories:
Monday, June 12: Working/Trained Chefs 
Tuesday, June 20: Working/Trained Chefs 
Wednesday, June 28: Home Cooks
 
 
 
 
 
Visual Arts Exhibition
Deadline: Sep 01, 2023
WHAT: Local Artists are invited to submit original artwork for exhibition and sale at FusionFest 2023, created in the past 3 years and not exhibited before in FusionFest.
 
THEME: "Home". What is the most unique representation of your heritage or the most important memory you have about your hometown.
*No nudes, political, violence or racial discrimination subjects will be allowed.
 
DIMENSIONS: Min:11"x14". Max:30" high x 36" wide.*Artwork with finished gallery edge, framed and wired ready for hanging.
Sculptures, Max. 3 feet high.
 
This is a call for artists to express the uniqueness of their heritages. What are the celebrations, colors and textures of your heritage and cultural background. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 of their artworks and the most aligned to the theme will be selected for the FusionFest Annual Exhibition. Judges will score on a) skill, b) creativity and c) theme
 
*Artworks that don't follow the requirements will not be selected.
* All artwork submitted and accepted must be for sale.
 
PRIZES:
Grand Prize: $1,000
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150
Audience Choice Award: $150
 
SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:
- Display space to hang selected artwork(s) for sale.
- Promotion on Social Media and E-Newsletters. Possibility to display additional work in other local venue during the time of the festival.
 
WHERE & WHEN: At FusionFest – Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
Sept. 1: Application Deadline
Sept. 15: Acceptance Notification
Nov. 21 & 22: Drop-Off Artworks (We will confirm location & time of artwork selected)
Nov. 25: Installation
Nov. 27: De-Installation following the 5 p.m. awards show.

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