San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Voice in Your Head
Fear is a powerful thing - and unique in the fact that whether it be rational or irrational is not relevant. The horror that is experienced in these films runs just as deep as a mother searching for her lost child in ‘Peekaboo’, as it does for Bobby in Velvet Road, as he follows a trail of blood in a post-apocalyptic world.
El Silencio de Verónica – Dir: Martin Castaneda – NARRATIVE - 0:15:59 – USA/PERU
A single mother struggles to make her daughter happy on her birthday.
FOXED! – Dir: James Stewart – ANIMATION - 0:03:30 – 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.
Secretos Conocidos – Dir: James Joint - NARRATIVE - 0:16:00 – HONDURAS/FRANCE
Jesus buys and sells little girls and hates himself for it. Frank abuses little boys even though they are his family, and the Judge tries to stop it all. We know them all, they are our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and friends, and yet it all remains such a big secret known by us all...
Tremor Low - 'Kingmaker' – Dir: Hart Perez – MUSIC VIDEO - 0:03:53 – USA
Complimenting the gothic tone of Tremor Low's single 'Kingmaker,' the Perez Brothers have crafted a film that functions equally as both a music video and a horror film. During interviews, the Perez Brothers have described the film as A Freudian re-imaging of The Exorcist. Watch it if you dare!
The Scan – Dir: Esta Spalding – Narrative – 0:06:28 – CANADA
In quest for a diagnosis, Anna Moss enters an MRI machine. Doing so brings us into the world of her memories and an all too real and familiar experience becomes surreal. The Scan raises provocative questions about where we store and record psychic and physical trauma.
Peekaboo – Dir: Damien Power – NARRATIVE - 0:10:00 – AUSTRALIA
When a toddler goes missing in a car park, her mother fears she has been abducted.
Devil’s Temptation – Dir: Neryong Ci – 00: 06: 40 – SOUTH KOREA
A customer enters a store, The Land of the Free, and is guided by a mysterious employee who lures him into a signing a consent letter in place of a drink that promises ultimate freedom.
Velvet Road – Dir: L. Gustavo Cooper – NARRATIVE - 0:14:00 – USA
In the racially charged South of the 1960's, the black population of a small town is blamed for the spread of a virulent plague. Bobby, a white mechanic, is racing through the countryside with his wife Carolyne. She was bitten by one of those infected and is fading fast. Awakening in a wrecked car with Carolyne missing, Bobby follows a trail of blood down the road towards a fateful encounter and an unthinkable choice.
When & Where
MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL #MIAMIsFF
16th Annual MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL
In 2017 the festival will run from Monday, November 06, to Saturday, November 11, at our main venue, the Cinepolis theater in Coconut Grove, and at the Miami Beach Cinemateque.
The MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL is a dedicated contributor to the cultural arts, economy, and education of South Florida. Through a highly effective strategic partnership model, MIAMIsFF has introduced its unique programs and educational intitatives year-round into theaters, classrooms, businesses, and organizations throughout South Florida.
Our mission is to present quality films from around the world, as well as to support, recognize, and honor our filmmakers for their visionary excellence in creating films under 30 minutes.
Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition.