Shorts Under the Stars: Celebrating Black Stories in honor of Juneteenth Celebration
The Deering Estate is proud to host Shorts Under the Stars: Celebrating Black Stories in honor of Juneteenth Celebration. The event will take place on June 13, 2021 in the front lawn of the Deering Estate. Gates open at 5:30pm, screening begins 7pm. Guests may bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets to enjoy during the screening. Please review the latest safety guidelines prior to visiting the Estate. Museums are closed during this event.
COST: $20 per person, tickets are online only through Miami Short Film Festival. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased online in advance.
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The following short films will be presented:
Directed by: Iyabo Boyd, 11 min., Narrative, 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.
First Day Back
Directed by: Deshawn Plair, 21 min., Narrative, USA
It’s the first day back at school for the faculty and students of Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, after a fight between two students from rival neighborhoods resulted in the death of a fellow student, left others injured and changed the community forever. Everyone struggles to adjust to the new normal.
Meg’s First Dance
Directed by: Ada Gorn, 9:30 min., Narrative, USA
Meg, 17, develops feeling for her best friend, Phoebe in this quirky coming of age film. The style is “Love Simon” meets David Lynch. Meg has to come to terms with her feelings, despite nightmares, a judgmental mother, and a tempting unrequited crush.
Indochine, Station 13
Directed by: Bouha Kazmi, 6:29 min., Music Video, UK
Station 13 depicts the representation of what initially appears to be ordinary men persecuted by society, men who are later revealed to be angels on earth.
Directed by: Sharkey Weinberg, 14:36 min., Narrative, Florida, USA
The world around her has moved on, but L’Toya has not. She is still grieving the loss of her boyfriend. In an act of desperation, L’Toya seeks out a Psychic to lead her in a seance in an effort to find some sort of comfort and relief in her life.
Directed by: Boris Diaw, 11:48 min., Narrative, USA
The story of a dad attempting to make his rebellious kid understand how easy his life is compared to some other kids in the world. To get his message across, he tells a vivid story of a little kid in Africa being turned into a child soldier.
Directed by: Jun Bae, 13:27 min., Documentary, USA
Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation follows the street dancers perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, as they pave their own paths towards freedom and independence.
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.