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DIRECTORS INTERVIEWS 2023

VENUES

O Cinema South Beach

Venue

Regal South Beach at Lincoln Road

Venue

Deering Estate

Luis Fernando Aleman 
Dir. TAG! You’re It!

Mari Mantela
Dir. Rabobesto Or How I Saved a Monster

Isaac Areizaga
Dir. Reserva Familiar

Sebastian M. Olivier
Dir. Don’t say butterfly

Margaux Calla Susi 
Dir. The Sperm Bank

By Emily Singer
Dir. Stick & Stones

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Miami short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from 1-20 minutes long. The Festival is international in scope, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers.

MIAMIsFF’s goal year after year is focused on motivating directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to make films and share them with fellow film makers and industry professionals. The ultimate goal is to bring exposure to independent up-and-coming filmmakers.

WHAT FILMMAKERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

“Thank you for selecting Lily’s Mirror and nominating us for Best North American Narrative! What a wonderful festival! William, Ricardo, and Georgina are excellent hosts and you can tell everyone really loves movies and the craft of making them. Venues and screeners were perfect and the Q&A was the best we’ve experienced.
Megan Dahl
Producer – Lily’s Mirror






“Awesome, thank you so much! This was great William!! I really love what you guys are doing and this fuels my motivation to continue to pursue filmmaking! BIG THANK YOU TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM!!!!
Jaime Andres Montenegro
Neon Gravity | Metaverse 7






Fantastic Festival! Our film was selected and I was there the entire festival and everything was great: the organization, communication and networking. A great mix of a very professional and also a warm friendly atmosphere. I can totally recommend it! Thank you dear MiamisFF!!”
Anne Kraft
No Kidding




Great experience. A well-organized festival with tradition, in beautiful Miami venues. An honor to be selected and would definitely submit again!”
Gabe Silva
Skeletons




“I want to let you know that this specific festival has been a complete and resounding drastic turn in my life as a filmmaker and director for this beautiful industry, your consideration with my project means much more than any word I can put in this text, I am mercilessly and undyingly full of gratitude and humility for everything, and surely more projects will be in order in the future, always wishing you and yours the best and good fortune.”
Guillermo Diaz
Tactica & Estrategia
“What a night!! Thank you so much for the wonderful screening last night — the venue was so beautiful, the films were awesome (plus they looked & sounded great), the audience was warm & responsive, and the Q&A was professional and fun! I couldn’t ask for more!!”
Nancy Nagrant
MIRACLE BABY

WITH CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.

The 22nd edition of the Miami Short Film Festival is made possible in part with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Arts Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners, and the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

Miami Short Film Festival is made possible in part with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Arts Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners, and the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs.