Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Event Navigation

Miami short Film Festival (Nov 5, 6, 7, 8)

November 5, 2019 - November 8, 2019

Event Category:

Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33157 United States

Deering Estate in partnership with the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL presents a new series that provides screenings of selected short films.

The festival evenings are from 6 PM to 9 PM. Cash bar from 6-7 PM in the Deering Estate Visitor Center breezeway and screenings begin at 7 PM.

Tickets for each event date can be purchased on the the Miami Short Film Festival website, listed below.

Nov 5 (7 PM9PM):     The Movie Labyrinth    TICKETS

Nov 6 (7 PM9PM):     Are We There Yet?    TICKETS

Nov 7  (7 PM9PM):     Then There Was You    TICKETS

Nov 8 (7 PM9PM):     Slippery Corners of the Mind    TICKETS


DAY ONE: November 5

On our first night, we’ll be screening 8 shorts that extend beyond the limits of your imagination, stretch the limits of filmmaking and look beyond what is possible.

SENTIMENTS DISTINGUÉS – Dir. By Keren Marciano– Narrative – 11:02 Min – France
“ELENA and ARTURO are a couple fully in love until one day, one of their friends sow seeds of doubts in their minds.”

Moriendum – 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.”

Lady Parts – Dir. By Erin Rye, Jessica Sherif – Narrative – 10:00 Min – USA
“Liz, a struggling actor who goes from dancing tampon to her first real break, plays a meaty role in a financial drama by an acclaimed up-and-coming director…only to discover that things aren’t what they seem.”

Pe ‘mme – Ebbanesis – Dir. By Pasquale Luigi Carillo – Music Video – 3:29 Min – Italy
“This is a videoclip for women by women. They sing about women’s ability to succeed on their own, to feel accomplished, to feel free from constraint and to break the chains that have forced them into limiting and restrictive roles.”

Henry Needs a New Home – Dir. By Seamus Murphy – Narrative – 14:50 Min – Australia
“Henry lives in a small apartment with his only companion, his beloved dog. There’s only one problem; many times each day a gargantuan silver key noisily invades their home, flips them upside down and sends Henry, his dog and all their worldly possessions into utter disarray.”

How Countries Fight Their Wars – Dir. By Thomas Loopstra, Maurice Baltissen – Animation – 2:00 Min – Netherlands

“How countries fight their wars.” Rigor Mortis – Dir. By Charles Francis Kinnane, Dan Kinnane – Narrative – 4:18 Min – USA
“A rookie mortician gets the surprise of his life when the body he just embalmed tries to leave the funeral home.”

Atlas – 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.”

Running Time: 72 Minutes


DAY TWO: November 6

For Day 2 at Deering, we dive into sensory feelings. When anxiety meets purpose, panic wins over fear, and nostalgia is reminisced, excitement takes over our senses and like little kids we keep asking, “Are we there yet?” Enjoy a selection of 8 short films from around the world as part of our annual festival programming:

Just Me and You – Dir. By Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers – Narrative – 20:00 Min – Canada
“Eva (8 years old) and her parents immigrated in Quebec three years ago. She never had the chance to go for a holiday like the other kids, so she is thrilled when her father offers her to go to Mexico with him. She’s quickly deceived when she realizes that they won’t go by plane, but in her father’s big 18-wheels truck.”

PLS&TY – Motives – Dir. By Sean Cartwright – Music Video – 3:44 Min – USA
“The narrative follows a young, modern day Bonnie and Clyde on the run from the police in a road trip through the desert. The concept showcases the couple in an intimate, raw, and rebellious adventure with a timeless aesthetic. A playful twist on the song title, with each character having their own “motives”, the video presents one police officer aiming for a grand bust, while the other officer’s motive being more villainous.”
Retrieval – Dir. By Brady Morell – Narrative – 8:00 Min – USA
“When the younger of two brothers, Cameron, has his jacket stolen, their mother Katrina sends the eldest brother, Anthony out to get it back. But as time passes, Katrina and Cameron begin to wonder if Anthony will return at all.”

Traces – Dir. By Sebastien Pins – Narrative – 12:05 Min – Belgium
“Over the seasons we follow a logger and his horse in the depths of the Ardennes forest, and see him live his passion through the eyes of an odd young girl.”

Kill the Boy – Dir. By Juan Pablo Villavicencio Borges – Narrative – 10:10 Min – Mexico
“Two friends go into the woods to shoot a rifle; between challenges they will end up hurting a deer. Astonished by the animal’s suffering, they will have to stop playing and take the responsibility for their actions.”

SACI (Remix) – Dir. By Rafael Kent – Music Video – 5:00 Min – Brazil
“Saci Pererê is an important playful, childlike, folklore character of the Brazilian folklore, but is now commonly used to refer to panic or drug abuse. Our Saci Pererê is contemporary, urban, and bringing the protagonist closer to the original image, in which he has superpowers, is an important analogy to this folk being and to our tradition.”

New York Rhapsody – Dir. By Salvatore D’Alia – Music Video – 13:47 Min – USA
“On the notes of George Gershwin’s immortal ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ New York City wakes up and begins the daily cycle of life, dreams, and their inevitable intersections. We follow three creatives as they hustle and fight against and within the rhythm of the city to chase their artistic visions.”

Too Young to Reason – Dir. By Nicolas Costes – Narrative – 16:51 Min – Greece
“Andreas is a boy in his late teens in contemporary Athens trying to sort out his ambitions, his relationship with his family, his relationship with his girlfriend and above all, to find his stolen bike.”

Running Time: 89 Minutes


DAY THREE: November 7

Day 3 at Deering,  is all about love. Whether a person, place or thing, the characters express their love for others, for a child, and even a highway. These 9 shorts confirm that love, whether positive or negative, knows no boundaries.

Lush Life – Dir. By Evan Houston – Narrative – 16:47 Min – USA
“A Dad and his daughters get lost en route to Disney World and discover the stranger side of Florida along the way.”

Take the Five – Dir. By Conner Griffith – Experimental – 3:00 Min – USA
“Vistas along the California Interstate Five highway dance to Richard Tee’s rendition of ‘Take the A-Train’.”

Complejo Norte – Dir. By Juan Fernandez- Narrative – 13:34 Min – Mexico
“A letter arrives at Lucas’ apartment, a nostalgic man who lives from the past: the building in which he has lived for 40 years is going to demolish. Now he must fight against everyone and everything to save it, a place that materialized his memories and the days of a better life, even if it means having all the neighbors against him, including his own daughter.”

Lee Ann Womack’s ‘Hollywood’ – Dir. By Chris Ullens – Music Video – 4:49 Min – United Kingdom
“Lee Ann embarks on a cinematic road trip through iconic California, all shot frame by frame in rarely seen before rear projection stop motion. The combination of real backgrounds shot on location mixed with hand-crafted miniature foregrounds make this a really unique film.”

Guy Proposes to his Girlfriend on a Mountain – Dir. By Bernhard Wenger – Narrative – 12:48 Min – Austria
“A one-shot filmed with a mobile phone. A bromance. A proposal. A guy proposes to his girlfriend during a ski trip and his friend captures the whole thing to remember the best day of their lives.”

ITALY & (THIS IS) WATER – Dir. By Ioan Gavriel, Anja Franziska Plaschg – Music Video – 5:26 Min – Austria
“A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night. One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last. A long farewell, an ultimate goodbye to a life we have grown to hold dear. Leading to a head-on dive into a new reality, into a new state of being.”

A Hole in the Stomach – Dir. By Camila Zavala – Narrative – 13:05 Min – Peru
“In a dystopian world where nobody wants to be in love anymore; Eros spends his reluctant days drinking and removing arrows. The story unfolds when he meets Bruna, a desperate girl wounded by the only arrow filled with uncontrollable real passion that for the first time, won’t come out.”

Is this Love? – Dir. By Adrien Boublil – Music Video – 3:33 Min – USA
“Max’s infatuation for his childhood crush never stops growing. Is this what love is?”

Pipe Dream – Dir. By Chris King – Narrative – 19:18 Min – USA
“Each year thousands of starry-eyed young actors take the courageous leap of faith and move to New York City or L.A. in search of stardom. This is the inspiring story of one such actress who would go from total obscurity to starring on Broadway after only a few years in NYC.”

Running Time: 72 Minutes


DAY FOUR: November 8

Day 4 takes us deep inside the darkest parts of one’s mind. We all try to navigate the dark veils that hide our lurking inner self behind shadows but are not always successful in escaping, as these 6 shorts will so clearly show.

Objet – Dir. By Jaehoon Jeong – Narrative – 17:02 Min – Republic of Korea
“An art university student, Hee Soo’s grad exhibition is coming soon, but she has trouble finding the subject of her work. In order to overcome her artist block, she has to find the sculpture of a tropical fish that she made as a child.”

Roake – The End – Dir. By Joan Cobos – Narrative – 11:22 Min – United Kingdom
“Our story revolves around young peoples’ obsession with fame and celebrity. Eldon Roake, who likes to be known only as ‘Roake’, is a photographer of great renown and acerbic tongue. Just one picture by him will catapult a star seeker to the top of the ‘A’ list, but it comes at a terrible cost.”

Gold Star – Dir. By Paul Frankl – Narrative – 13:35 Min – United Kingdom
“GOLD STAR is the story of Joanna, an 18-year-old Jewish schoolgirl, who, after a one-night stand, gets pregnant. She begins to turn to Orthodox Judaism, as a way of taking control of her life, and to help her decide what to do about her unborn child.”

“2020” AcentOh – Dir. By Paloma Valenzuela – Music Video – 4:19 Min – Dominican Republic
“AcentOh is an independent Dominican artist and rapper. This is the Official Music video for his song ‘2020’ (2018).”

Me Time – Dir. By Iyabo Boyd – Narrative – 11:00 Min – USA
“Deborah, a young professional black woman, is wound up after a hectic workday and is thinking about how to decompress. After plopping down on her bed, one part of her inner psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up.”

Emma and the Fury – Dir. By Elisa Mishto- Narrative – 14:45 Min – Germany
“Young and pretty Emma is sentenced to anger management therapy after having thrown a toaster at her ex-boyfriend and broken his nose. During the course of one day, her fate and her temper will be challenged several times. Will she be able to control her anger, or will she lose everything?”

Running Time: 72 Minutes


About the Miami short Film Festival

The Miami short Film Festival 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.

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami- Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.


November 5, 2019
November 8, 2019
Event Category:
Deering Estate 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33157 United States
Phone: 305-235-1668 Website: deeringestate.org