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Miami short Film Festival, September
Sunday, September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Deering Estate in partnership with the MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL (MIAMIsFF) Presents: Focus On Environment. Join us for a selection of documentary shorts, all of which center on environmental themes. Pre-screening cocktail reception with cash bar. Post-screening Q&A with guest speaker Rev. Houston Cypress.
6:00pm – Reception with cash bar
6:30pm – Screening begins
8:00pm – Q&A session with guest speaker Rev. Houston Cypress
Purchase tickets online at the Miami Short Film Festival website or at the door on a first come, first serve basis.
FJORD – Directed by; Skule Eriksen, 24:00 min, Environmental, Norway
Fjord is a personal interpretation of the landscape in Naeroyfjord in Western Norway, included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list of 2005. The film is poetic and rhythmic, following the shifting light and the turn of the seasons in this unique and dramatic landscape.
This Land is a Skeleton – Directed by; Justin Hearn 5:45 min, Environmental, USA
Michael Frank of the Miccosukee Tribe’s Otter Clan was born on an island in the Everglades. He tells the story of his tribe, their home, and the threats both are facing as only someone born of that world can.
Carbon for water – Directed by; Evan Abramson – Environmental – 22:00 min – Kenya/USA
In Kenya’s Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. The wood many Kenyans use to boil this water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water.
Ma Forêt – Directed by; Sebastien Pins, 7:00 minutes, Environmental, Belgium
Catch a child’s view of a majestic forest, discovering its magic, its mysteries and its meetings.
Balance – Directed by; Skyler Thomas, 11:59 min, Environmental, USA
Even when intentions are pure, rarely can mankind improve upon a system of balance already set forth by nature. This film focuses specifically on one such system involving white sharks and their primary prey items.
Greening Up: South Florida’s Young Farmers – Directed by; Carmen Rodríguez and Lucia Aguiar, 8:00 min, Environmental, USA
Young people in South Florida that are getting involved in organic farming and gardening talk about the reasons behind their choice to go against the grain and grow organically.
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.