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MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL presents Focus On: Best of Fest! 2022

January 15 @ 7:00 pm EST

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Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
Price: $20

The MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL (MIAMIsFF), in partnership with Deering Estate, presents Focus On: Best of Fest! 2022 on Sunday, January 15th. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and the screening of six short films. This event will take place indoors at the Deering Estate Visitor Center theater.  Screening begins 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:

Miracle Baby

Dir. by Michelle Bossy – Narrative – 18:52 min. United States. A congressman’s wife discovers her husband has been cheating on her. This psychological thriller reveals her vengeful motives as the true power partner of the relationship comes to light. The only remaining question is: who’s the villain?

The Sprayer

Dir. by Farnoosh Abedi – Animation – 10:00 min., Islamic Republic of Iran. In this animated dystopia, no one can grow plants. Neither civilians nor soldiers know what it is to watch a plant grow – or for that matter, what a plant looks like. Then one day a soldier finds a seed buried in the dust.  His curiosity is the beginning of something revolutionary.


Dir. by Cengiz Akaygün – Narrative – 12:53 min., Germany. Aysha is playing at home with her body completely covered with her clothes. Her sister joins her until their mother shows up to practice their religious creeds – until Aysha fails. Her failure triggers a series of consequences.


Dir. by: Santiago Requejo López-Mateos – Narrative – 13 min., Spain.  An ordinary condo board meeting of an old building puts to vote the issue of building repairs.  An affirmative vote in favor of the repairs is reached. An additional agenda item is presented when one of the neighbors brings news of a newcomer to the community. The situation will put to a test the community’s limit of coexistence.

We Dance

Dir. by: Ethan Payne & Brian Foster – Documentary – 11:39 min., United States. A musical love story of Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis takes us from Chicago to Montgomery, and from New York to the point where their lives meet and become one. Along the way, they represent and honor Black American art, poetry, and literature.


Dir. by: Xavier Seron – Narrative – 20 min., Belgium. Flo must travel and needs to leave Sam in apathetic Tom’s care. Although Flo leaves instructions on how to take care of Sam, and specifics to take Sam to guitar lessons, what ensues is a series of unfortunate events.

*Tickets sold online only* 



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 filmmakers 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.

Please review the latest safety guidelines prior to visiting the Estate.

Questions? Contact Us

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.


January 15
Sunday7:00 pm
Event Categories:
Deering Estate Visitor Center 16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami,FL33157United States
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Phone: 305-235-1668