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09 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Don’t Miss Technoween This Weekend!

Join us on Sunday, October 13th for Technoween – a terrifyingly good time for the whole family! There will be appearances from The Tourist City Ghostbusters, a visit from The Killer Robots!, a horror movie trivia contest sponsored by American Ghost Adventures, and a children’s costume contest sponsored by SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. We’ll also have haunting activities in our Audio, Video, and Photography Studios as well as our Fab Lab and Sim Lab. Hope to see you there!



19 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Winners of the 2019 Melrose Film Festival

The Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center announced the winning films of the 2019 Melrose Film Festival that took place at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Orlando Public Library, Melrose Center Department Head Jim Myers announces the Best Short Film goes to “Trap Fishing” at the 2019 Melrose Film Festival.

The winning films of the 2019 Melrose Film Festival are:


Trap Fishing



The Bee Rescuer

The Fox & The Pigeon

This year the Melrose Film Festival attracted almost 2,000 film submissions. Attendees of the film festival screened documentaries, animated films and music videos submitted from around the world. Event exhibitors included the Orlando chapter of Women in Film & Television, Production Hub and Enzian Theater. The film festival also featured question and answer sessions with filmmakers and guest speakers. Thank you to all who submitted films and attended the festival. Congratulations to the winners!

Melrose Center Senior Video Production Instructor Anthony Torres leads filmmaker discussion with Sam Gaffin, Christine Mauriello, SaraRose Freedman and Dr. Nicholas Serenati.

03 July 2019 ~ 2 Comments

Melrose Monster Makers on the Loose!

The whole Melrose Center is coming together for a family-friendly Meetup of gargantuan proportions on Wednesday, July 17.  Journey through the Fab Lab, Video Studio and Audio Studio and experience the making of a giant creature feature.  Participate in a range of movie monster making techniques from a variety of eras.  Activities include old school Japanese man-in-suit style model destruction, green screen acting, foley sound effects, and modern day CGI motion capture technology.  Be sure to join us as we destroy the library and the whole city!

15 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose in the Mix 2019

The 2019 Melrose in the Mix season kicked off the first weekend in March. On Saturday, March 2nd, local band Artefacto blended nuances of alternative rock, pop and electronic music, performing a clutch of powerful songs sung in Spanish. On Sunday, March 3rd, veteran Orlando singer-songwriter Marc With a C played solo versions of some of his older classics for his loyal fans. Marc’s session will be released as one of the vinyl sides on his upcoming triple album career retrospective. Earlier this month, on April 6th, we welcomed critically-acclaimed folksinger John John Brown, as he performed some songs from his latest album as well as his current project, New York Photo Songs.

The rest of 2019 is taking shape and is set up to be an amazing year of live recording sessions. Here’s a look ahead:

Sunday, May 5th, – Beth McKee (and her Funky Time Band)

Sunday, June 2nd – Swamburger Presents: AMIAM

Sunday, June 9th – Terri Binion

Saturday, July 6th – The Pauses

Saturday, August 3rd – Meka Nism

Sunday, August 4th – Demon****

Saturday, August 10 – Onry Ozzborn

Saturday, September 7th – Steve Garron

Saturday, November 2nd – Bella Fontella

Sunday, December 1st – Amy Robbins

Melrose in the Mix live recording sessions offer very limited seating.  Reserve a spot for the upcoming session.

13 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose Film Festival Accepting Submissions April 14 – June 14

The Melrose Film Festival seeks to highlight the work of imaginative filmmakers across the globe. Interested in submitting your short film, animation or music video to win cash prizes?

Submissions will be accepted April 14 – June 14 at

The festival will be held in September in the Melrose Center, featuring screenings of selected films, industry panels and Q&A discussions.