Miami short FF Focus on Documentary Films
(released 2/28/2024)

Miami short Film Festival and Deering Estate present Focus On: Documentary Films on Sunday, March 10th, 2024. The ticketed event will be held indoors in the Visitor Center Theater. There is free parking in the Visitor Center parking lot. This evening will begin with a Welcome Cocktail Reception and Red Carpet at 6:30p.m. The screening of short films will begin at 7p.m. and be 89 minutes in duration.

The following films have been programmed for this evening of short films:

Back to the Origin - Dir by: Isaac Bencid, Mauricio Rodriguez - 12:13 min - USA - The City of Doral, Florida, witnessed an unprecedented artistic event in 2021: the exhibition of more than a dozen monumental sculptures by the renowned Spanish artist Manolo Valdés, scattered throughout the city’s public parks & spaces aimed to bring joy and culture to the residents and visitors of Doral during a challenging year. 
The Life and Death of Gaia - Dir by: Jerry Toth - 16:48 min - Ecuador - The entire life story of our Planet Earth, from birth until her eventual death, told through black-and-white images. After the meteoric rise and fall of Homo sapiens, artificial intelligence ushers forth a new era of planetary consciousness. It’s an ecological come-back story. 

Havanera - Dir by: Gerard Volta - 17:00 min - Cuban/Spanish - With an ocean and years of estrangement from home the sudden death of a father provokes the need to fulfill a commitment, but now it may be too late. 

Rosenwald: Toward A More Perfect Union - Dir by: Charles Poe - 09:46 min - USA - The extraordinary story of a forgotten philanthropist, a Jewish son of immigrants from Chicago who became a champion for black education in the Jim Crow South. 

Scrubbed: The Age of Artemis - Dir by: Barry Walton - 8:46 min - USA - The Age of Artemis captures the insights of super fans as we watch NASA's maiden voyage on the return to the moon. It connects with observers to offer perspective into our love for the launch and all that it's connected to. 

Living with Snow Leopards - Dir by: Gayle Lesley Podrabsky – 13:23 - Dolma and Chodon live with their families in the high mountain village of Kibber India a population of roughly 450 people. Their families depend on their livestock to survive. What concerns them is when one of their animals falls prey to a stealthy predator, the snow leopard. 

Who's Calling Me at 2am? - Dir by: Jason Sherman - 12:54 min - USA - When Corey loses his grandfather's necklace in the ocean, he is devastated. After searching through the night, a 2 am phone call may just be the luck he needs to recover the priceless heirloom. 

Deering Estate is located 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157. Secure your tickets here:

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