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It is What it is - Miami Beach Cinematheque

Miami short Film Festival

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)

It is What it is - Miami Beach Cinematheque

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This program of diverse films features works from France, India, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, and Serbia, in which characters take on an exploration of responsibility, duty, what is right and wrong, and that timeless question of “what is that which has to be done?”


Apocrifo – Dir: Fundora ernesto hernandez – NARRATIVE - 0:17:00 – MEXICO

A story where the festive city of Mexico is offered as background characters to draw psychological and human postures typical of a big city. A story where morality, religion and reason are manipulated for selfish personal gain by individuals who change their destiny with crafty opportunism.


Bull – King – Dir: Nicolai Aass – MUSIC VIDEO - 0:02:50 – NORWAY

KING is the film of a power hungry manipulator starring the iconic Norwegian actor Bjorn Sundquist. Directed by Nicolai Aass; KING is an interpretation of the greed that created the financial crisis. Among food fights, violence and decadent consumption, the rock band Bull delivers a powerful performance with the launch of their new album Autocrat. KING is the second music video in the Bull trilogy.


El Acompañante – Dir: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio – NARRATIVE - 0:19:40 – PERU

In the outskirts of Lima, a young prostitute tends to his father, a fallen-from-grace artisan. However, he feels that his efforts are never enough. The young man tries to break free but his dependence is stronger.


Double Shift – Dir: Amit Roy – EXPERIMENTAL - 0:03:56 - INDIA

The film follows a day in the life of our Muslim protagonist, Harshansraj, as he goes about squeezing out a living on the fringes of a large modern metropolis in India. Marginalized and living a hand to mouth existence amidst the squalor of the old city he has to set out each day and improvise and innovate to make his living. Improvise to the extent that his actions come in conflict with his religion. Which raises the larger question - isn't survival the larger religion for the man on the street in India? Larger than the religion he inherited and was conditioned to adopt without understanding its relevance.


Matriarche – Dir: Guillaume Pierret – NARRATIVE - 0:08:36 – FRANCE

Prison’s visiting room. Confrontation between a mother and her son, after this one has took part in a bloody robbery.


All My Presidents – Dir: Connor Hair – Narrative – 00:14:30 – USA

Can a boy inundated with politics from day one, find his own voice in the world?


Aashpordha – Dir: Anirban Roy – NARRATIVE -  0:13:36 – INDIA

Revenge, as sweet as a little child. A dark comedy about rebellious 13-year-old and her orthodox dad. Set in a nosy neighborhood of Calcutta, India, this film will make your squirm and laugh at the same time.


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Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 S Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 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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