ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Orlando Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday evening with "Making History," a 47-minute documentary about the Orlando City Soccer Club. Club owners and players attended the 6:30 p.m. screening and fielded questions afterwards from attendees about the film, which was produced by Decio Lopes, of Orlando. Additional screenings were planned for 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.
“This important piece of work captures the historic day of March 8th – the first ever MLS game for Orlando City, the first goal – and all that led up to that incredible moment,” said Lopes. “It was an honor to create this project with the people directly involved in the journey. But more importantly, to produce this for the generations of future fans to see how their Club was formed.”
The documentary includes behind the scenes footage of the Club’s history from its very first days as the Austin Aztex in Texas, throughout its move to Orlando and success in USL, to its ultimate launch in Major League Soccer in 2015.
The Orlando Film Festival, which run through Oct. 25, will screen 310 films (244 shorts) at the Cobb Plaza Cinema Café, located at 155 S. Orange Ave. For a schedule and synopsis of each film, click here.