The Festival Announces Its 2014 Dates and Special Events. The Red Carpet is ready to be rolled out in one of America’s most exciting, exotic, and social cities for the 13th edition of the Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) which will take place on December 5-12, 2014.
The Festival will officially get under way with a Kick-Off party on Thursday, December 4th at Segafredo Brickell @9pm and will gather sponsors, partners, filmmakers, media, and friends of the festival. The first screening on Friday, December 5th will begin with a Launching Red-Carpet Walk at 7PM at Paragon Grove 13 in CocoWalk. There will be simultaneous daily screenings at both Paragon Grove 13 Theaters and the Miami Beach Cinematheque, followed by after-screening cocktails at a local venue in the Grove almost every day.
With over 800 submissions received this year from talented filmmakers from around the globe, the final selection process was definitely a tough one. After much deliberation and a long Jury Night, MsFF selected an array of 90 internationally acclaimed short films representing over 30 countries from different genres such as Documentaries, Experimental, Fiction, Animation, etc. The films are divided into 14 fascinating and conceptual themes such as: Limitless Creation, A Toast for the Journey, The Omnipresent Feeling, The Story We All Need To Tell, among others.
In addition to the screenings, MsFF is hosting an exceptional seminar with Vittorio Storaro: one of the most influential cinematographers in the world and a three time Oscar winner for films such as Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor. The master class is called Writing With Light: A Double Impression Between Photography and Cinematography and will take place on Sunday, December 7th at 3PM at Paragon Grove 13 Theaters.
The festival will come to an end with a suspenseful Oscar-style awards ceremony on December 12th, at 7PM at Paragon Grove 13 in which the Best Short Film and winner for each category will be announced and shown to the audience. There will be a memorable closing night party toasting the success of the magnificent week of new cinematic discoveries just gone by.
This year’s festival is made possible by the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Children Trust and the following sponsors: Stella Artois, Pointed Group, Car2Go, Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District, Cocowalk Mall, Paragon Theaters, University of Miami School of Communication, Meet & Greet Events. The following are our Media Sponsors: Yelp, MAG, Coconut Grove Grape Vine, Fabulous Miami, New Times, Film Miami, Soul of Miami, WLRN, Caracol Radio, Beach Channel, Production Hub, Tropicul and many more.
Tickets can be bought through the site at www.miamishortfilmfestival.com/calendar.
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