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Shorts Under the Stars: Amplifying Black Stories


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Join us for a night of shorts against the backdrop of Deering Estate Park!

MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL (MIAMIsFF) presents Shorts Under the Stars: Amplifying Black Stories, in celebration of Juneteenth. On Sunday, June 13th, enjoy the stunning views and sunset, then grab a spot on the lawn to watch a selection of short films.

Early access begins at 5:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Come early and enjoy a stroll through the park before our show!

Guests can bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets. The following items are not permitted: large coolers, open flames/candles, balloons and pop-up tents/umbrellas. Rain or shine, no refunds.

Tickets: $20

Get tickets now: http://bit.ly/underthestarsjune21

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Featured Films

Me Time

Dir. Iyabo Boyd - Narrative - 11:00 Min - USA 

Deborah, a young professional black woman, is wound up after a hectic workday and is thinking about how to decompress. After plopping down on her bed, one part of her inner psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up.

 

First Day Back

Dir. Deshawn Plair- Narrative - 21:00 Min - USA 

It’s the first day back at school for the faculty and students of Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, after a fight between two students from rival neighborhoods resulted in the death of a fellow student, left others injured and changed the community forever. Everyone struggles to adjust to the new normal.

 

Meg’s First Dance

Dir. Ada Gorn - Narrative - 9:30 Min - USA 

Meg, 17, develops feeling for her best friend, Phoebe in this quirky coming of age film. The style is "Love Simon" meets David Lynch. Meg has to come to terms with her feelings, despite nightmares, a judgmental mother, and a tempting unrequited crush.

 

Indochine, Station 13

Dir. Bouha Kazmi - Music Video - 06:29 Min – UK

Station 13 depicts the representation of what initially appears to be ordinary men persecuted by society, men who are later revealed to be angels on earth.

 

Ache

Dir. Sharkey Weinberg – Narrative – 14:36 – FLORIDA (USA)

The world around her has moved on, but L'Toya has not. She is still grieving the loss of her boyfriend. In an act of desperation, L'Toya seeks out a Psychic to lead her in a seance in an effort to find some sort of comfort and relief in her life.

 

Easy Life

Dir. Boris Diaw – Narrative – 11:48 – USA 

The story of a dad attempting to make his rebellious kid understand how easy his life is compared to some other kids in the world. To get his message across, he tells a vivid story of a little kid in Africa being turned into a child soldier.

 

Turf Nation

Dir. Jun Bae – Documentary - 13:27 Min – USA

Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation follows the street dancers perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, as they pave their own paths towards freedom and independence.

 

 

Join us for a night of shorts against the backdrop of Deering Estate Park!

MIAMI short FILM FESTIVAL (MIAMIsFF) presents Shorts Under the Stars: Amplifying Black Stories, in celebration of Juneteenth. On Sunday, June 13th, enjoy the stunning views and sunset, then grab a spot on the lawn to watch a selection of short films.

Early access begins at 5:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. Come early and enjoy a stroll through the park before our show!

Guests can bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets. The following items are not permitted: large coolers, open flames/candles, balloons and pop-up tents/umbrellas. Rain or shine, no refunds.

Tickets: $20

Get tickets now: http://bit.ly/underthestarsjune21

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Featured Films

Me Time

Dir. Iyabo Boyd - Narrative - 11:00 Min - USA 

Deborah, a young professional black woman, is wound up after a hectic workday and is thinking about how to decompress. After plopping down on her bed, one part of her inner psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up.

 

First Day Back

Dir. Deshawn Plair- Narrative - 21:00 Min - USA 

It’s the first day back at school for the faculty and students of Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, after a fight between two students from rival neighborhoods resulted in the death of a fellow student, left others injured and changed the community forever. Everyone struggles to adjust to the new normal.

 

Meg’s First Dance

Dir. Ada Gorn - Narrative - 9:30 Min - USA 

Meg, 17, develops feeling for her best friend, Phoebe in this quirky coming of age film. The style is "Love Simon" meets David Lynch. Meg has to come to terms with her feelings, despite nightmares, a judgmental mother, and a tempting unrequited crush.

 

Indochine, Station 13

Dir. Bouha Kazmi - Music Video - 06:29 Min – UK

Station 13 depicts the representation of what initially appears to be ordinary men persecuted by society, men who are later revealed to be angels on earth.

 

Ache

Dir. Sharkey Weinberg – Narrative – 14:36 – FLORIDA (USA)

The world around her has moved on, but L'Toya has not. She is still grieving the loss of her boyfriend. In an act of desperation, L'Toya seeks out a Psychic to lead her in a seance in an effort to find some sort of comfort and relief in her life.

 

Easy Life

Dir. Boris Diaw – Narrative – 11:48 – USA 

The story of a dad attempting to make his rebellious kid understand how easy his life is compared to some other kids in the world. To get his message across, he tells a vivid story of a little kid in Africa being turned into a child soldier.

 

Turf Nation

Dir. Jun Bae – Documentary - 13:27 Min – USA

Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation follows the street dancers perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, as they pave their own paths towards freedom and independence.

 

 

About The Organization
The Miami Short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from one to twenty minutes long. Our mission is to support the next generation of filmmakers by providing a platform for them to present quality films, to nurture their creativity, and to recognize and honor their achievements. With the philosophy that today's short films lead to tomorrow's world-renowned filmmakers, MIAMIsFF is a powerful voice that has created a positive influence on the arts through film.
When & Where?
Jun 13, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL
$20.00

Special Instructions
Enter through main entrance at Deering Estate to check-in.

What To Expect

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