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Miami short Film Festival

Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:55 PM (EST)


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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sunday, Nov. 13th - "Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today" - 2pm @ The Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 WASHINGTON AVE, GROUND FLOOR MIAMI BEACH, FL A special presentation of Miami short Film Festival’s outreach program designed for South Florida area film schools, as well as Miami-Dade County Public Schools film programs. Schools were invited to submit their students’ films. The Festival’s programmers chose the films that compete this year. The attending audience of this screening will decide on the winner by way of voting. The winner will be announced at the MsFF Official Award night on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Come support your favorite filmmaker and represent your school.
Ended $7.00 $1.34
Sunday, Nov. 13th - "Tell Me A Story: Films for all ages" - FREE - 2pm @ Miami Children's Museum
980 MACARTHUR COSWAY, MIAMI, FL. 33132. Join us for a delightful selections of Sunday shorts to be enjoyed by all ages. Films will screen in conjunction with the opening of the Miami Children's Museum's new Pirate Island Exhibit. Arrrrgg! These screenings are free with admission.
Monday, Nov. 14th - "The Glorious Crew" w/ Red Carpet Opening - @ Colony Theater (7:30pm)
The Miami short Film Festival has consistently attracted some of the best short films the world has to offer. Many of the films have gone on to win an Academy Award, or were chosen as best shorts at Sundance and the Berlinale. In tribute to our 10th anniversary, tonight we have hand- picked a selection of short films that were screened since the festival’s inception. They range from brilliant animations to heartbreaking dramas. We dubbed their directors THE GLORIOUS CREW. Come and meet them!
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Tuesday, Nov. 15th - "Breaking Glass" - @ Colony Theater (7:30pm)
They are hipsters and rebels, misfits and prophets. For the characters of this film, rule breaking is sometimes a style and often a revelation. From meeting the real life Dude behind Jeff Bridges’ iconic portrayal in the Big Lebowski to a young man, whose act of defiance and source of happiness is to reach to the past, we learn that breaking through to the other side can be done in many ways. Stay after for a Q&A with visiting directors and producers (TBA)
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Tuesday, Nov. 15th - "Our Secret Lives" - @ The Colony Theater (9:30pm)
We all have our secrets, fiercely protected or often conveniently forgotten. From an Iranian girl, who has an affair with a married man, to the hilarious unraveling of a British couple during a country wedding, when hidden truths are revealed, they destroy or liberate us. Stay after for a Q&A with visiting directors (TBA), and then share a stroll and a drink with them as we move the party down to "Kill Your Idol"!
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Wednesday, Nov. 16th - "The Latin Files" - @ Colony Theater (7:30pm)
Mexico and Venezuela have witnessed the birth of a vigorous and dyna- mic generation of young filmmakers. This new age of cinema is challenging many of the traditional representations of the two countries. Stunning cine- matography and strong statements are combined to reflect the political and social changes of recent decades. Tonight we honor the rich cinema- tic roots and groundbreaking new talent of Mexico and Venezuela. Stay after for a Q&A with visiting directors and producers (TBA).
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Wednesday, Nov. 16th - "Don't Look Down" - @ Colony Theater (9:30pm)
By now we have realized that our modern families have changed forever. Our films tonight will show you an arranged marriage and how that works out for the young couple and a girl, who get in trouble for kissing another girl at school. What’s important is that our heroes search for happiness in unique ways and proudly, they never look down. Stay after for a Q&A with visiting directors and producers (TBA), and then join them for a stroll and drink as we move the party to Purdy Lounge!
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Thursday, Nov. 17th - "Moments of Insanity" - @ Colony Theater (7:30pm)
We all do crazy, silly, strange and at times regrettable things in life. So- metimes the effects are irreversible. Sometimes we are given a chance to redeem ourselves. These intense moments, might feel crushing as they occur, yet they are true revelations of character in retrospect. Stay after for a Q&A with visiting directors and producers (TBA)
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Thursday, Nov. 17th - "Ecstasy of Life" - @ Colony Theater (9:30pm)
Sit back and experience the ecstasy of life. It’s not always pleasant, yet it’s consistently profound. From poetic renderings of voodoo to the technically marvelous, yet remarkably human animations, every film is a revelation. Stay after for Q&A with visiting directors and producers (TBA), and then join us for a stroll and a cocktail as we move the party to Heven.
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Friday, Nov. 18th - "Those Golden Years" - @ The Colony Theater (7:30pm)
You think the Golden years are dull? From meeting UFOs, to losing your mind over work, to experiencing a breathtaking lanscape in a unique way, tonight’s story tellers will convince you otherwise.
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Friday, Nov. 18th - "Heroes" - @ Colony Theater (9:30pm)
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: the desire to fly, the need for harmony, the want to connect and some just want to keep their hair on their heads. Student and Senior tickets available by request - $7.00
Ended $12.00 $1.59
Saturday, Nov. 19th - "I'm Not Gonna Move to LA" - @ O-Cinema (12 - 3pm)
Join us at the O-Cinema (90 NW 29 Street Miami, Fl.) for a lively look into local talent. With Special guest Fernando Perdomo. 11:30am - 12:00 Free Brunch and music.
Ended $7.00 $1.34
Saturday, Nov. 19th - Award Ceremony & "Best of Fest" & Closing Party! - Starting at 7pm @ Colony Theater Ended $20.00 $1.99


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When & Where

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:55 PM (EST)

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Miami short Film Festival

12th Annual Miami short Film Festival

This year, the festival will run simultaneously from Friday, November 8 to Friday, November 15 in the bayfront oasis of Historic Coconut Grove at our main venue, The Paragon Grove 13 Theater and at Miami Beach Cinemateque.

A Film Festival based in Miami, Florida that features short films (30-minutes or less each.)

  1. A growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short filmmaking
  2. A venue to engage the local community.
Our Philosophy:  Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition. 

Our mission is to present quality films from around the world. As well as support, recognize and honor our filmmakers for their visionary excellence in creating a films under 30 minutes.

Serving as South Florida’s only short film festival, MsFF was founded to showcase Miami as a leader in contemporary filmmaking, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative short content. In the process, MsFF hopes to build an audience for short film as well as indulge it’s current dedicated followers. For two weeks every fall thousands will flock to Miami for the screening of over 80 films from around the world, that have been organized “thematically” to give each shorts block an identity, and each audience member a reason to return night after night.

The Miami Short Film Festival is a dedicated contributor to the cultural arts, economy, and education of Miami-Dade County. Through a highly effective strategic partnership model, MsFF has introduced its unique programs and programming year-round into theaters, classrooms, businesses, and organizations throughout Miami-Dade County.


    • Continually build audience for short film
    • Cultivate the careers of film directors, producers and screenwriters working in the short independent film sector
    • Increase diversity and collaboration in short film productions
    • Create local projections and installations that feature international content
    • Find and acknowledge innovative storytelling, Give short film an identity that differentiates the art from the classical big screen and modern transmedia platforms
    • Expand awareness to local film happenings
    • Connect local filmmakers and industry professionals
    • Identify Miami as an epicenter for contemporary storytelling
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