Miami Film Festival shows short films (includes video story)

As the Miami Short Film Festival’s 20th anniversary approaches, the South Florida community can enjoy short film outdoor programs every other month. This past Sunday night, cinephiles experienced a night of animation during the “Shorts Under the Stars” event at the Deering Estate in South Miami-Dade. 

The September program showcased 12 short films, 1-20 minutes long from previous festivals.  

One of the most popular films last night was “Lost Property” by the Finnish director Asa Lucander, which describes a way for diminishing memories to be refreshed.  

The Miami Short Film Festival’s ultimate goal is to motivate filmmakers to create films and share them with the community and fellow filmmakers. The event promotes local and international creators who have influenced the arts through film. 

“We have been doing the festival for about a year already and it’s films that we screen at the main festival,” said William Vela, director and founder of the Miami Short Film Festival. “The Miami Short Film Festival is held every November. This year it is Nov. 12.”

Claudia Morales is a junior FIU student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communications/Broadcasting. She obtained an associates degree in Mass Communications/Journalism from Miami Dade College. She served as a photographer for The Reporter, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College. She also studied abroad in France and Italy, where she acquired knowledge about globalized media.