South Florida Web Fest (#soflowebfest)
Miami's premier festival dedicated to web entertainment that brings non-traditional voices of cinema to the forefront
#SOFLOWEBFEST aims to connect digital creators by providing a physical space for producers, directors, investors and fans of web series and digital entertainment to network, share, and learn the art of sustainability.
Ashlee K. Thomas, Festival Director
Miami Native, Ashlee K. Thomas has returned to her hometown to launch #SOFLOWEBFEST. Ashlee K. Thomas is the co-founder and founding festival director of Melbourne WebFest, Australia’s first and largest web series festival. She is very happy to see that the solid foundation has provided continued growth of her first webfest baby. With a Bachelors in Marketing and Masters in Public Administration, Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in performance art and education and has been able to integrate her production, logistical management and love for grass roots movements into festival production. She runs the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, popping-up art exhibitions around the cities and diversifying the artist landscape of the western world. She has performed and served as a teaching artist in Los Angeles, Australia, Haiti, Trinidad, Guyana and Dominican Republic. She has also developed arts education programs for the prestige dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO and serves as manager of education and community engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center. She is excited to share her knowledge and networks with the web series community. Her passion is arts and sustainability and she is committed to bringing invaluable opportunities to #SOFLOW festival goers.
Darren L. Heard, Festival Manager
Darren comes to SoFloWebFest with a wealth of experience as an Army Combat Veteran, Producer, and CEO of Powerhouse Media. He is a current BFA candidate at New York Film Academy, slated to graduate Summer 2018.