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Happy Endings - Paragon Grove 13

Miami short Film Festival

Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Happy Endings - Paragon Grove 13

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Offering us closure and a cheerful send off, the selection of short films for this program mark the end of innocence, the end to routine, an end to incompetence, and the end of the festival. Join us for closing night and be sure to stick around after the credits. That’s all folks.


Going Nowhere – Dir: Rene Frelle Petersen – NARRATIVE – 00:19:59 – DENMARK

Jannik, a 39 year old former marathon runner is bound to a wheelchair. Jannik has planned a way out of his misery. All he has to do now is give his brother, Morten, a final good bye. Even though his brother Morten is characteristically irresponsible and lazy, he surprises Jannik by making an effort to support him, in his own peculiar way. Their bond as brothers reemerges as they reflect upon their childhood memories.


Stakeout – Dir: Kit Pongetti – NARRATIVE - 0:15:48 – USA

Within the confines of 1986 suburbia, two high-school best friends ironically stake out parties from the comfort of their '83 Honda Accord until one night, when one of the girls goes inside. Inspired by the coming-of-age films by John Hughes, STAKEOUT takes a fresh and specific look at the beauty of friendship, and the stinging pain of inevitable change.


IL FISCHIETTO – Dir: Lamberto Sanfelice – NARRATIVE - 0:15:00 – ITALY

The Whistle tells the story of Giulia, a ten-year-old girl coping with the loss of her parents. Giulia suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has difficulty accepting the harsh reality she has to face. She detaches herself from her surroundings and does not seem to be able to communicate with the people around her. Giulia's only friend is her dog, who we only later find out is a mental projection: the dog,named Elliott, was also in the car with her parents at the moment of the fatal accident.

Ley Orgánica – Dir: Juan Fermin – NARRATIVE - 0:11:00 – VENEZUELA

That so-called 1/92 Law is being used as a pretext by an incompetent policeman to mistreat two women that arrived to the police station to press charges and report a rape. But the officer is more interested in gambling in a horse competition than doing his job.

Juan & La Borrega – Dir: J. Xavier Velasco – NARRATIVE - 0:10:00 – MEXICO

Juan, who works in a uniform store, has taken refuge in a routine life without ambition. Until one day, "La Borrega" came along…


Unremembered – Dir: Kelly Parslow – NARRATIVE - 0:14:59 – UNITED KINGDOM

A vicar tries to track down the identity of the person who lay buried under a nondescript gravestone in his London churchyard. His curiosity grows into obsession to unearth the mystery.


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Paragon Grove 13
3015 Grand Ave # 322 Coconut Grove,
Miami, FL 33133

Friday, November 30, 2012 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 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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