As its 10th Year Anniversary approaches, MsFF has never looked better!

Mark November 12th – November 19th on Your Calendars!

The Miami Short Film Festival is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary at the historical Colony Theater on 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.   The Festival, which started with a small number of films and a big dream by the Executive Director William Vela, this year received over 900 films from 50 different countries.  Our exciting partnerships with the Miami New Times and the Conill Ad Agency are promising to make this year’s Festival an event not to be missed. We officially kick off the week of festivities on Saturday, November 12th, at 10PM and are graciously hosted by the Vagabond Nightclub.

The Festival’s traditional program, with all films in competition, will be held at the historical Colony Theater.  On its opening night, Monday November 14th, MsFF has programmed a glorious selection of past winners and festival favorites, highlighting the excellence of material presented over the years. It will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 7:00PMFrom Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 through Friday November 18th 2011, with twounique screenings each night, MsFF will showcase the different formats in competition: documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and music video.

MsFF believes it is vital to support the South Florida film community, and this year we have reinvigorated the program “Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today” into a film school competition, hosted at the beautiful new Miami Beach Cinemateque.  We have also added a new special screening of local films, “I’m Not Gonna Move to LA” at the incredibly freshO Cinema.  Our extended Outreach program includes free seminars, designed around the idea of a film-school in a week and some of the most interesting and successful Miami film industry professionals signed on to share their knowledge.

The MsFF team invites you to our Award Ceremony at the Colony Theater, where we will announce the highly anticipated winners and will screen select “Best of Fest” films.  This year’s festival aspires to excite, entertain and provide a venue for filmmakers to engage directly with media, audience and industry professionals.  Join us in celebrating the art of the short film.



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MsFF thanks its partners and sponsors: The Miami New Times, The Conill Advertising Agency, Midtown Video, Accord Studios,  The City of Miami Beach, The Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Office, Stella Artois, Braman Honda, Jameck Development, O Cinema, The Miami Beach Cinemateque, Miami Children’s Museum, Books & Books, Design Within Reach, Kill Your Idol, The Vagabond, Mexicanos en Miami