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Shorts Under the Stars: Animation
The Deering Estate is proud to host Shorts Under the Stars: Animation. The event will take place on September 19, 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. Pets, large coolers, open flames/candles, balloons and pop-up tents/umbrellas are not permitted. Please review the latest safety guidelines prior to visiting the Estate. Museums are closed during this event.
COST: $20. Tickets are online only through Miami Short Film Festival. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased online in advance. Event is recommended for ages 13+.
Parking & Directions: Free street side parking is available along SW 72 Ave between SW 168 Street and 164 Terrace. Free parking is also available in the Visitor Center parking lot located on SW 168 Street just west of 72nd Avenue. The event entrance and entrance of the Deering Estate is via the Main Gate located on 72nd Avenue near SW 167 Street. After entering through the Main Gate, proceed down the main pathway, passing the historic house museums. The event area is on the large front lawn next to Biscayne Bay.
*Tickets sold online only*
Foxed! – Dir; James Stewart – Animation – 03:30 Min – Canada
Emily has been Foxed! in this 3D stop-motion tale of human rights and fighting for what you believe in. Filmed in stunning 3D over a two-year period, Director James Stewart crafts a cautionary tale about child labor, growing up in an environment of parental control, and how children are often portrayed in the eyes of their parents.
Shave it – Dir; Fernando Maldonado – Animation – 04:31 Min – Argentina
In a jungle where giant bulldozers shave the vegetation, a monkey finds a razor and decides to use it. With a human appearance, he moves to the city and sets out to climb society’s ladder.
I Am Tom Moody Dir. Ainslie Henderson, 7 minutes, Animation, UK
A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing, I Am Tom Moody is a brilliantly funny and touching film about fighting with your inner child and growing, together.
El Empleo – Dir. Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso – 6:25 Min – Animation – Argentina
A man Performs his usual trip to work, immersed in a world where the use of people as objects in an everyday thing.
Rabbit & Deer – Dir; Peter Vacz – Animation – 16:24 Min – Hungary
Rabbit & Deer are living happily and careless until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension. After an unexpected accident Deer finds himself in a new world, unknown to him. Separated by dimensions the two friends must find the way back to each other.
Lost Property – Dir by; Asa Lucander – 6:30 Min, Animation, UK
When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found: The Lost Property office.
Tik Tak Directed by: Zeynep Kocak, 9 Min, Animation, Turkey
An old man wakes up to a routine day with his cat, which is his only friend.
ASCENSION Dir: Davy Giorgi Animation – 9:20 Min – MEXICO
Nisroc is a low-class demon whose destiny is about to change by a mysterious epidemic that strikes hell city.
PEARL Dir: Patrick Osborne Animation – 5:44 Min – USA
A lyrical road trip through the lives of an aspiring musician and his young daughter.
A SAMURAI STORY – Dir. Philip & Gottfrid Helander – Animation – 6:19 Min – SWEDEN
The local police in a small Japanese village are called out when a violent samurai disturbs the peace.
How Countries Fight Their Wars – Dir by; Thomas Loopstra / Maurice Baltissen – 02:00 Min- Netherlands
How countries fight their wars.
The Mechanical Dancer Dir. Jenna Jaillet 12:34 min, Animation, USA
In a run-down part of town there stands a small theater, owned by an eccentric old man. We follow him and the strange cast of character show, and as a series of crimes unravel over three acts, we see how each character’s fate will change after one perilous night.
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.