San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
These local filmmakers take on al Qaeda, black holes, human trafficking, unruly dinner guests, and the quirks of assimilation in this program featuring some of Miami’s most talented cinephiles. Keep an eye out Miamian’s – you may just recognize some familiar places and faces!
Aurora – Dir: Sara Werner – NARRATIVE - 0:15:34 – USA
Mya is a young woman on her own personal journey, which quickly becomes a complex story as we learn that earlier in her life she was kidnapped, and sexually abused. We meet Mya six years later trying to start a family with the Doctor (Tobi) who saved her life. Mya is given an address by her partner Tobi who encourages her to visit this place. Mya finally acquiesces and begins the journey when she accepts that the past is drowning her present light.
Geometric God – Dir: Andrew García – MUSIC VIDEO - 0:08:18 – USA
First Music Video by Tyord. Frustration is taken out by a young man after a friend bails on him.
La Mesa está Servida – Dir: Agatino Zurria – NARRATIVE - 0:15:00 – USA
Three couples get together for a special dinner and as they are ready to eat, Helena, the Hostess tells them about her findings during her afternoon investigations. After all, she has captured an audience.
Semester of Madness – Dir: Gabriel Rhenals – NARRATIVE - 0:10:55 – USA
A college student's perception becomes twisted and deformed by unforeseen forces. Based on true events.
Distance – Dir: Xiau Hu – NARRATIVE - 0:12:24 – USA
Distance of Location; Distance of Time; Distance of Heart; Distance of Love
End of Days – Dir: Ryan Davenport – NARRATIVE - 0:08:33 – USA
With a black hole heading in the direction of Earth, the planet is doomed. Jacob has one last call to make before it is all said and done. In the final moments before impact he battles against the ticking clan and his past mistakes.
A Glorious Day – Dir: Federigo Arango – NARRATIVE - 0:15:01 – USA
Self-styled al Qaeda jihadist and suicide-bomber Raul is afflicted with cerebral-palsy as he reads his mission instructions and puts the last touches on the explosive vest with which he will sacrifice himself and kill as many people as he can in Miami, without knowing that his only friend Angela is just a few feet from him. 'A Glorious Day' shows a part of a feature film entitled 'Lone Wolves', which would explore the tragic lives of a handful of young suicide bombers in New York, Miami, Madrid, Paris, London, Kabul, Islamabad, Nairobi and Manila.
Nochebuena – Dir: Bryan Lorenzo – NARRATIVE - 0:17:57 – USA
A Cuban family from Miami prepares to celebrate Christmas while dealing with the drama of their teenage daughter's newly introduced, awkward American boyfriend.
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.