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Miami short Film Festival, January
Sunday, January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Sunday, January 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the MIAMIsFF Series will present Focus on 2019 Festival Winners at the Deering Estate Visitor Center. As the first shorts program of 2020 at the Deering Estate Theatre, it will feature 6 short films that were all winners at the 2019 festival.
Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a wonderful Short Film ‘Making of’ Workshop with Dir. Memo Sauceda, winner of the MIAMIsFF 2019 Best Experimental Short Film at 6:30 p.m.
This program is presented as part of MIAMIsFF’s “Focus On” series, showcasing a collection of short films with a particular theme, topic, or “focus.”
6:00 p.m.: Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m.: Workshop with local director/ producer / actor Memo Sauceda who will present a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his short film “Moriendum”, which will be screened as part of the night’s program.
7:00 p.m.: Showtime
8:15 p.m.: Q&A
COST: Tickets for the program will be $12 and can be purchased online (CLICK HERE) or at the door on a first come, first serve basis.
The following films will be presented:
Atlas – Winner, Best Narrative Short
Dir. By Maciej Kawalski – Narrative – 22:30 Min – Poland
The story takes us to a remote, and a bit crazy, psychiatric hospital, which receives a curious patient — the man doesn’t move nor speak, but spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname — “Atlas.”
How Countries Fight Their Wars – Winner, Best Animated Short
Dir. By Thomas Loopstra, Maurice Baltissen – Animation – 2:00 Min – Netherlands
How countries fight their wars.
The Name of the Son – Winner, Best Foreign Short
Dir. By Louis Delva – Narrative – 10:06 Min – France
Tina and Fred, a couple in their fifties… the chronicle of a little piece of their lives, there is nothing more normal. Except their obsession: they seem desperate in their search for a boy’s name. For who? Why? A thoughtful look on a social issue.
A.M.A. – Winner, Best South Florida Production Short
Dir. By Peter Ebanks – Narrative – 15:00 Min – USA
A self-driving car is forced to make a moral decision.
Eat the Rainbow – Winner, Best Musical Short
Dir. By Brian Benson – Musical – 19:31 Min – USA
Eat the Rainbow is a musical fable about an odd, yet kind man named Bayani who moves into a conservative suburban neighborhood and disrupts the otherwise comfortable homogeny. He doesn’t look or act like anyone else which causes fear and panic and eventually a demand for him to leave the neighborhood.
Moriendum – Winner, Best Experimental Short
Dir. By Memo Sauceda – Narrative – 2:59 Min – USA
A father with many responsibilities tries to make sense of them all, but sometimes, the weight of life is too much to bear.
About the Program
Deering Estate in partnership with MIAMIsFF presents a new program that provides screenings of selected short films occurring the third Sunday of every other month in the theatre of the Visitor Center. Each screening will be curated around a specific theme and will include a Q&A afterward with William Vela, Executive Director of the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL and invited guests that will be comprised of select filmmakers, actors, directors, cinematographers, artists and topical experts.
About the MIAMIsFF
The MIAMIsFF is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from 1-20 minutes long. The Festival is international in scope, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers. MIAMIsFF’s goal year after year is focused on motivating directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to make films and share them with fellow film makers and industry professionals. The ultimate goal is to bring exposure to independent up-and-coming filmmakers.
MIAMIsFF is an avid supporter of local and international film makers representing cinematic productions that embody the true spirit of the art. The Festival presents a unique opportunity for our local community, tourists, and the next generation of talented filmmakers from around the world to experience the true spirit of the creative film-making process.The MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL has become a powerful cultural voice to South Florida and has created a positive influence on the arts through film.