In its tenth year, the Miami Short Film Festival will screen 70 films over six days, starting Monday at the Colony Theatre, the fest’s South Beach home base. Dubbed “The Glorious Crew”, the opening-night program features shorts from the United States, Spain, Russia, Denmark, Ireland, and Slovenia that originally screened at Sundance. There will be two programs every night from Tuesday to Friday, including a series on rebels with and without a cause called “Breaking Glass” and one called “Moments of Insanity” with a short about a couple of 19th Century aristocratic birds — actual birds — that struggle to cope with their inability to have children. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a program of made-in-Miami shorts at O Cinema called “I’m Not Going to Move to L.A.” The title comes from a song by Forward Motion Records chief Fernando Perdomo, who will be on hand as a special guest. The festival closes Saturday night with an awards ceremony at the Colony.
For those looking to go short all week long, we have two pairs of festival passes to give away to two lucky cinephiles. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post. We will announce the winners, chosen at random, on Sunday on the Beached Miami Facebook page. Until then, you can learn more about the MsFF at www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.