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Best Short Film Festival in Miami

The 2024 festival is our second year running the festival - we want it to be remarkable! 
A juried festival with a low entry fee that gives out cash awards and screens in an actual venue! Oh my!!
The selected short films will be screened in February 2024 at the beautiful Cosford Cinema, University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The venue houses a 70-square-foot screen and exhibits 35mm and a variety of high-definition digital formats. Awards for best film will be presented on the closing night. A jury of international industry professionals will award prizes to the most engaging films.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Miami, a city with a stunning culture and amazing nightlife.

Awards & Prizes

Best of the Festival prize of $2000

Best Narrative - $500
Best Documentary - $500

Debra and Dennis Scholl Best of Miami Festival prizes:
Best made in Miami Documentary - $500
Best made in Miami Narrative Film - $500

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2023 SMIFF award-winners!

Congratulations to Sergi Marti Maltas (The Bathtub) who was awarded best Narrative; Álvaro G. Company and Meka Ribera (Table for 3) who where presented with the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies Award; Kevin Mannens (Marsh Clouds: the oysters of Harris Neck) who received the Best Documentary Award: Andrew Kelleher (The Beatles Vs The Stones), was presented with the Jury Award and Cheers and Ana Adzic (Way back) who was awarded Best Film of our Focus on Serbia screening. 

A big Shorts Fest congratulations to these and all the outstanding films screened at the 2023 festival.



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