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“OPENING NIGHT” & KICKOFF PARTY

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400 17th Street

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For the grand opening of the 2017 Miami Short Film Festival, we will present a showcase of films designed to bring a sense of wonder and excitement to kick off of the festival. With whimsical animations, lively music videos, and colorful comedies, we hpe to give the audience a taste for the fantastic films yet to come. Everyone who attends is also welcome to come join us for our official kickoff party, venue to be announced soon.

ZED’S DEAD “TOO YOUNG” – Dir. Christopher Ullens de Schooten – Music Video – 3:09 – UK

In a stylishly handcrafted miniature world, a bunch of colourful characters depict several clichés of our overly connected, social media addicted and technology obsessed society. And the whole thing’s orchestrated in stop motion on the pulsing rhythms of Zeds Dead’s track “Too Young” feat. Rivers Cuomo and Pusha T.

THE PIRATE CRUNCHER

One night in Port Royal a band of pirates meets an old fiddler with a map leading to treasure.

WINDOWS – Dir. Mina Valizadeh – Animation – 1:30 – IRAN

Windows is a symbolic short animation about a little girl whose life changes as she grows up because of the societal restriction for women in her home country.

THE STREETS – Dir. Kelly Conlin – Experimental – 5:44 – CANADA

Filmed over six years throughout Canada, the United States and the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, The Streets is an auditory and visceral study into the pathways that divide and define our communities.

PA’ QUE VUELVAS – Dir. Lester Hamlet – Music Video – 4:01 – USA

Music video for Cuban artist Tony Avila. Tells a life-long story between a man asking a woman to come back to him.Music video for Cuban artist Tony Avila. Tells a life-long love story between a man asking a woman to come back to him.Music video for Cuban artist Tony Avila. Tells a life-long love story between a man asking a woman to come back to him.Music video for Cuban artist Tony Avila. Tells a life-long love story between a man asking a woman to come back to him.

Superstar radio host DJ in the Morning interviews a rapper he should already know.Superstar radio host DJ in the Morning interviews a rapper he should already know.

GROWING APART – Dir. Eitan Loewenstein – Narrative – 7:17 – USA

A couple in crisis tries to save their relationship by planting a garden.

LAST DANCE – Dir. Zhaoyu Zhou – Animation – 2:45 – USA

Last Dance is an experimental motion visualization film about a romance from ancient China - Farewell My Concubine, in a way of Peking Opera - a traditional Chinese performing arts.

MIAMI DEREZZED – Dir. Oliver Kmia – Music Video – 4:10 – FLORIDA

Hyperlapse and Aerial tour of Miami. From the fancy billionaire's condo to the background area of the latin city.

THE HISTORY OF MAGIC: ENSUENO – Dir. Jose Luis Gonzalez – Animation – 5:23 – USA

When the high school bell rings, Ester Bola’s escapes her small, border-town high school. But when she rides her beloved bike all the way home, Ester escapes reality. She'll take her chances against sharks, tanks, or flame-throwing Nazis anyday if it means avoiding the boring fates of her fellow students and family.

TANGUITO ARGENTINO – Dir. Joaquin Braga – Animation – 8:00 – ARGENTINA

The streets in Buenos Aires become the mystic scenery where some fellows will perform one of Piazzolla’s masterpieces and will bring to life the magic and passion of tango.

THE OCEAN – Dir. Jimi Drosinos – Music Video – 3:04 – GREECE

A couple goes on a trip , enjoying their young love.

BEAUTIFUL VILLAIN – Dir. Dominique Wilmore – Animation – 1:49 – USA

On a casual stroll down the romantically lit streets of New York, Gimmie, an ageless villain, is struck by a set of jewels pushing its presence through the boutique’s softly lit window.

MI DULCINEA – Dir. Max Barbakow – Narrative – 3:20 – USA/CUBA

A young Taekwondo student tries to seduce an older woman.

DIVE TO BE ALIVE – Dir. Florian Fischer – Documentary – 4:32 – UK/PHILIPPINES

'Diving keeps you alive, and you don't become a zombie in the mind controlled world in which we live in.' … claims Hayward Coleman, the 70 years old yogi master.

DID YOU REALLY SAY NO – Dir. Oren Lavie – Music Video – 4:18 – FRANCE

A couple live together in a house that is too big for the size of their relationship. Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, their attempts at dialog and gestures fade into silence.

TODDLER TRUMP – Dir. Ericka Kreutz – Narrative – 3:42 – USA

Little Donny spends his day terrorizing the playground, throwing tantrums, and generally harassing the other kids around him.

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