Rally and Film Festival Will Give One Film-Maker a Big Break While Searching for Missing Kids

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While the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally searches for missing children the Orlando Film Festival team will also be accepting film submissions along the route.

“Our entry will not only highlight the Orlando Film Festival, DAVE School and independent film, but I am hopeful our entry will aid in Breanna Dehart’s recovery” -Dan Springen, Orlando Film Festival.

Dan Springen, Executive Director of Orlando Film Festival, sponsored by DAVE School, will be competing in 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally with his Cadillac CTS.

While competing in the rally, the Orlando Film Festival team will be accepting entries from independent film producers in each destination along the rally route. One lucky film maker will be chosen for a red carpet world premier at the 2012 Orlando Film Festival.

Other notables to participate in the event are Daytona 500 Winner and NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine, Space Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott, and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka founder Scott Newitt.

Nearly 50 teams will compete in the over 2,500 mile, 8 day adventure, driving everything from Lamborghini’s and Camaro’s to the DeLorean “Time Car” from Back to the Future. Along the way they must solve clues and complete challenges to earn points, in addition to various motor sport challenges. Fans can follow their favorite teams via GPS and chat with participants on the Fireball Run web site.

Each team in the Fireball Run Adventurally is assigned a missing child from their home region along with thousands of posters to distribute along the route- the poster’s QR code connects directly to law enforcement handling the case. A decal featuring the child is also place on the vehicle, creating a rolling milk carton. The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children is the largest active recovery effort for missing and exploited children in the country. To date, the effort has assisted in the recovery of 36 missing children.

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally starts September 23rd on Florida’s Space Coast and concludes October 1st in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The event encourages the public to come out, get autographs, and show their support. Other 2011 destinations are Peachtree City GA, Knoxville TN, Clarksville TN, Anniston AL, and Gulf Port MS.

Student and Independent Film-makers in the destinations the rally visits are encouraged to participate in the open film competition. For details on how to pass a film entry along to Dan Springen, Executive Director of Orlando Film Festival, they should contact the film commission or board in their city/state.

The Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally, sponsored by GM, Barrett-Jackson Auctions, LiveStream.com, RealTrack GPS, LuxuryLifestyle.com, O’Donnell Corp, RedBird Printing, and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka is a national production headquartered at the NBC UNIVERSAL Studios in Orlando Florida.

Contact:    David Hickman, Fireball Run     
Tel:            407.224.5403                  
E-Mail:     media(at)fireballrun(dot)com    
Website: http://www.FireballRun.com        

Contact: Dan Springen, Orlando Film Festival
E-Mail:     dspringen(at)orlandofilmfest(dot)com

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