Jaie Laplante, formerly of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, wrote to me about the upcoming Miami Short Film Festival. From Jaie:
I wanted to let you in on a project of mine. I have been working on the 2008 Miami Short Film Festival, I programmed the festival this year and one of the programs I put together was a first for the 7-year-old festival - their first evening of gay & lesbian short films!
Entitled "Hit the High Notes", the screening takes place on Wednesday, November 19th at the Tower Theater. The program includes a documentary about a Havana transvestite, "Tacones Cercanos" from Cuba, a "sock opera" from Canada entitled "The Perfect Match", "Diva" from France, "Sin decir nada" from Columbia, local filmmaker Christina derHagopian's "Me as He", and U.S. films "Bloom" and "Thirteen or so Minutes". I've attached a few pictures below.
Tickets to the screening are $10 and available in advance at www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.
From the website:
About the MsFF 2008
Over 80 films from 26 countries will show throughout 22 screenings at 6 venues. Panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, and after-parties are included in the weeklong event.
Check out this year’s programs, which include a Gay & Lesbian, Documentary, south Florida film, Latin film, and many more.
Opening Night Red Carpet Gala (Nov. 17) will feature films from Denmark, the Arctic, Iran, the UK and the US, with an after-party to celebrate.
Awards Night (Nov. 22) will screen winning films from each category, award the $12,000 Best of Festival grand-prize, and close the Festival with a party.
You have six opportunities to catch the Just For Kids program at the Miami Children's Museum. Tickets include FREE museum entrance.