We live in a Golden Age for film and South Florida knows it. The Miami Short Film Festival is coming up this December 5-12 and for a week some of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers will showcase their work across a few venues in Miami Beach and Coconut Grove. The festival’s site mentions that the event is the only short film festival in all of South Florida and was founded to cultivate Miami’s identity as a force in the contemporary film world.
The work selected for this year’s festival has been submitted from filmmakers around Europe, the United States and South America. As the standalone short film festival in South Florida, these films will be shown on a much more secular stage than say a screening in New York City or Los Angeles. Taking advantage of this lack of competition, the Miami Short Film Festival utilizes some of the best cinematic venues around.
Short films will screen at two Miami Beach locations throughout December, providing easy access for Blue Moon guests. The Miami Beach Cinematheque at the Historic City Hall on South Beach will play partial host to the festival. In addition to the screening room, this beautiful venue has a gallery, cafe and library. Films will also show at the North Beach Bandshell in North Shore Park. This picturesque outdoor space is located right by the ocean and surrounded by palm trees. In addition to the Miami Short Film Festival, Blue Moon guests should look to the Bandshell for fun events throughout the year. For those who are interested in every film, the festival will also screen films at Paragon Grove 13 in nearby Coconut Grove, Florida.
With so many excellent movies and television shows playing for the masses today, events like the Miami Short Film Festival allow people to look at the up and comers. It’s also an uncommon opportunity to enjoy the art of the short, which more frequently utilized by less-famous, less-funded filmmakers than the big time filmmakers.