MIAMIsFF Presents Focus On[line]Series – Hollywood Stars
July 19 - July 31
MIAMIsFF is bringing you exclusive, cinematic shorts on demand! Our Focus On[line] Series lets you digitally enjoy shorts curated by theme, topic or genre. Simply rent the program, and then stream on demand from your TV, computer, or mobile device, right from the comfort of your home. Enjoy the full festival experience from your couch – it’s that easy!
Screening in July: Hollywood Stars
PRE-SALE FOR RENTAL STARTS MONDAY, JULY 13TH
Plus! We’ll have exclusive live interviews and Q&As with some of this month’s filmmakers – watch this space for more details!
The Way the Future Was
Directed by Raphael Kryszek — Narrative — 23:49 Min — 2019
When a system error on Matt’s Amazon Alexa saves him from a fatal train crash, his co-worker Charlie discovers that he’s caught between two realities, and it’s up to her to save him from death through a new form of digital time travel. Starring Kevin Pollack (A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects).
Point and Shoot
Directed by Thomas Leisten Schneider — Narrative — 06:15 Min — 2017
When an attempted burglary turns into an unlikely car-jacking, two aspiring criminals learn an important lesson: only practice makes perfect. Starring Donald Sutherland (MASH, The Hunger Games).
Directed by Brian Connors – Narrative — 12:00 Min – 2011
A 12-minute short film starring Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Mark Rydell as two elderly Jewish men who are longtime friends and colleagues. On an afternoon before an Oscar party, Asner and Rydell get into a serious argument about The Holocaust, Conspiracy Allegations and the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center.
Starring Austin Pendleton
Directed by Gene Gallerano & David H. Holmes – Documentary – 19:21 Min — 2016
The most famous actor you have never heard of. Austin Pendleton is that character everyone MIGHT recognize and yet no one knows his name. Austin and his peers talk about his work, his life and what it takes to define yourself and stand out in a world that is driven by celebrity, twitter followers, and the A-list jawline we see on the cover of People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Starring Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny) and featuring interviews with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Olympia Dukakis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, and Bob Balaban.
Boy Boy Girl Girl
Directed by Ross Kauffman — Narrative — 10:40 Min — 2017
A gay couple attempts to adopt from a pregnant meth addict and her criminal girlfriend. Starring Katie Holmes (Dawson’s Creek, Batman Begins).
Directed by Michael Slavens – Narrative — 17:46 Min — 2014
After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan finds himself in a state of shock. He tries to ignore his pain but finds himself followed by inescapable grief, or rather, followed by the inescapable “What Cheer?” brigade, a 20-piece brass and percussion band drowning out his world with boisterous, ear-numbing song. Starring Richard Kind (Inside Out, Argo).
Runtime: 90 minutes
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The MIAMIsFF 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.
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