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MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL, Focus On Series: Focus on Passport to the World

September 25 @ 6:00 pm

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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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The Deering Estate in partnership with the Miami short Film Festival presents Focus on: Passport to the World.  The event will take place indoors at the Deering Estate Visitor Center theater. Doors open 6pm, cocktail (complementary) at 6:30pm, and the screening will begin at 7 p.m.

COST: $20 (students, seniors, & military: $14). Tickets are online only through Miami Short Film Festival. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased online in advance.

The following short films will be presented:

Dir. by Skule Eriksen – Documentary – 24 min., 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.

Afghan ’72
Dir. by Pierre Forcioli-Conti – Documentary – 4 min., USA

After finding 16mm reels in the attic of his parents’ house, a man discovers an improbable side of his father’s personality. 

Caracas En Moto
Dir. by Daniel Ruiz Hueck – Documentary – 10 min., Venezuela

In this amusing documentary, traffic in Caracas, Venezuela is petrifying, and according to experts around the globe (and the weary, fed-up citizens of Caracas), a cause of extreme fatal stress.

Ephemeral City
Dir. by: Philip Davis – Documentary – 18 min., USA

The streets of New York City come alive in this beautiful, fascinating feat of sounds and visuals.

Roanoke to Tel Aviv
Dir. by Phil Wall – Documentary – 7 min., USA

Two Americans from the same hometown find themselves in the Israeli professional basketball league.

Escher’s Taxi
Dir. by Aleksei Abib & Flavio Botelho – Narrative – 15:52 min., Brazil

In the old center of Sao Paulo, Carlos takes a taxi to Buenos Aires. As he crosses Escher’s space-time, he accesses a deeper city within himself. Carlos now travels through his emotions, his unconscious, and goes far beyond anything he could imagine.

3 Words For Paris
Dir. by Cokau – New Media – 3:52 min., France

One city, two artists, three words, millions of possibilities. Dozens of people, from different horizons, of different social classes, ages and sex have answered this question: “What makes Paris so special in 3 words?” 

My Son
Dir. by Germaine Lalot – Experimental – 2:58 min., France

An expecting mother encourages her unborn child to look at our complex world with a different light.

Dir. by Karim Sherif – Experimental – 2:40 min., Egypt

“Salvation” was a challenge of self-expression to portray emotions.

Getaway to Kaohsiung
Dir. by Namewee Studio Production – Music Video – 4:44 min., Taiwan

This music video aims to promote the tourism of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The song is about getting away from hassled life and traveling in Kaohsiung (southern city in Taiwan). The singer, Namewee, was in his “Moving Room” and traveled around Kaohsiung city. He meets different native citizens including aboriginals, tastes various local delicacies, and visits popular landmarks.

Living with Snow Leopards: Sainaa’s Story
Dir. by J. Joe Pontecorvo & Gayle Podrabsky – Documentary – 11 min., USA

Sainaa Sainbileg and her husband herd goats for their livelihood in a remote Yamaat Valley in Mongolia. They share their mountain home with killer predators, snow leopards and wolves. Sainaa has found a way to save the snow leopard from certain death if the cat kills their livestock.

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Parking & Directions:  Free parking is available in the Visitor Center parking lot located on SW 168 Street just west of 72nd Avenue. The event will be held indoors in the Visitor Center Theater.

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.

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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.



September 25
Sunday6:00 pm
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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
Phone: 305-235-1668


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