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We love shorts!

We are programming three nights of meaningful short films to screen at the Cosford Cinema, at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

A jury of international industry professionals will award cash prizes to the most engaging films.

Winning films will screen for an audience at the 250-seat Cosford Cinema, Coral Gables

(Miami in February is Beautiful - bring your shorts (pants).

We can screen up to 4k - DCP recommended but not required.

Managed by film faculty from the University of Miami, the Shorts Miami International Film Festival is premiering in 2023. 

Be part of it!

All films must be strictly under 20 minutes.

We accept - categories:



Made in Miami

All films English (or English Subtitles)

FEBRUARY 2-3-4, 2024  Cosford Cinema - Coral Gables

Only $20 entry fee on Filmfreeway ($15 with Gold Membership)

$500 Best Narrative

$500 Best Documentary

$500 Jury Award

$500 Runner-up Award Sponsored by the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies




Sope Aluko

Born in Nigeria, and also a dual citizen of the UK and US, Sope Aluko has had a passion for acting since a young age. She has made numerous appearances on television and in feature films including Identity Thief and Pitch Perfect 2.

Sope’s role of the ‘Shaman’ in the 2018 blockbuster hit, Black Panther, has been reprised in the sequel, Wakanda Forever. In the film, her character is the only one who speaks entirely in the South African language, Xhosa,


Nestor Carbonell

Néstor Carbonell is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He came to prominence for his role as Luis Rivera in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. He is known for his roles as Richard Alpert in the ABC drama series Lost, Sheriff Alex Romero in the A&E drama series Bates Motel, and Yanko Flores in the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show. Carbonell also starred as Mayor Anthony Garcia in Christopher Nolan's superhero films The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).


David Frankel

David Frankel’s work as a director includes The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci; Marley & Me, starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin; The Big Year, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Wilson; Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, and Michael Pena; Hope Springs, starring Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell.  He won an Academy Award for Best Short for his film, Dear Diary, and an Emmy for his direction of HBO’s Band of Brothers.  His other work for HBO includes the pilot for Entourage, several episodes of Sex and the City, and From the Earth to the Moon


Phyllis McGrady

Former Senior Vice President of Early Morning, Primetime and News Program Development for ABC NEWS.  She was also Executive Producer of ABC’s Good Morning America, Primetime Live, Turning Point and the Barbara Walters Specials.  She oversaw the documentary unit at ABC NEWS and has won numerous Emmy, DuPont and Peabody awards.  


Antonio Mora

Antonio Mora is the Frances L. Wolfson Chair in Communication at the University of Miami. A veteran television news anchor and correspondent, he worked as the news anchor for Good Morning America and as the host of Good Morning America Sunday, among many other national and local news shows. He's won a dozen national and local Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and a national Edward R. Murrow Award. He was born in Cuba and grew up in Venezuela and the U.S.


Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts is an journalist and author, working for ABC News as co-anchor for the network's late night news program, Nightline. Until March 2013, he served as a chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News and contributed regularly to 60 Minutes.


Ira Rosen

Ira Rosen has produced some of the most memorable, important and ground-breaking stories for 60 Minutes.  He has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including 24 national Emmy Awards, placing him in the top ten all-time news Emmy winners in broadcast history.

His report on who is responsible for the opioid epidemic, won more awards for 60 Minutes than any segment in the show’s 52 year history.


Zorana Popovic

Zorana Popović is an independent producer/showrunner with over 20 years of experience in producing of scripted and non-scripted television programs. She also has acquisition, sales and distribution experience. Her latest titles include top-rated television series, broadcasted on regional networks: dramedy Slatke muke (2019-2020), 33 episodes, Superstar TV, Prva TV; sitcom Mamini sinovi (2017-2018), 42 episodes,TV PRVA; comedy series Andrija i Andjelka (2015-2016), 130 episodes, TV PRVA, RTL Hrvatska, Pop TV, 24 Vesti, TV Hayat/ATV; and drama series Na Terapiji (2008), 45 episodes, FOX TV. She regularly attends markets such as NATPE, MIPTV and MIPCOM.

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