Miami Short Film Festival

Making Room for Culture From Nov 27th through Dec 2nd, 2006The Miami Short Film Festival is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this November at the Tower Theater, Miami and AMC Theater in Cocowalk, Coconut Grove. This international event, dedicated exclusively to short films, will show this year 92 movies of the nearly 500 contesting shorts, with a clear dominium of movies from all different cities in the USA. The themes, articulate, as every year, around the next categories: animation, documentary, narrative and experimental. The Miami Short Film Festival began in 2001, with the need to award the achievements developed mostly by new movie makers, who get into the world of movies by making short films. The goal of this initiative is to take into the spotlight the best films and to consolidate this format among the current generation of filmmakers; besides to provide this artists with the possibility of their work to be shown and projected on a big screen; having as an objective to value the quality of the movies, and giving the audience the chance to see movies that normally wouldn’t find easy to watch. This year’s call had a strong reception from filmmakers of many different countries such as: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua y United States, which participated in the movie and video formats, even though not all the countries classified into the final selection. Within the alternate festival schedule, audiences will watch institutional videos made for the Youth for Human Rights organization, which promote human rights on 30 short films that in a commercial way show a very subtle form of each of all the human rights. Another important show and for the first time on the festival will be collaboration between YahooTelemundo film festival and the Latino Art Beat organization student competition who will be there with there winning short films gathered this year by there different events. For more information, please visit: www.miamishortfilmfestival.com

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