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Florida Filmmaker Shorts 2023
November 18, 2023 · 7:00 pm$12.00
Saturday, November 18th, 7 pm [90 minutes]
Comedy, action, drama, documentary… this year’s Florida Shorts has it all. The best in storytelling all across the state are here, from Miami to Orlando to hometown Key West filmmakers.
THE BEARD ALSO RISES
Directed by Cassidy Rast and Odin Wadleigh. 18 minutes.
Take a journey into the Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world, hosted in… Key West, of course.
LAVILLA LOVE LETTER
Directed by Jacksonville filmmakers Justin Jay Jones and Stephen Bradford. 3 minutes.
A short film highlighting the historically Black business district in Downtown Jacksonville, known as Laville.
ARROZ, LECHE Y POWERBALL
Directed by Miami filmmaker Mariana Serrano. 19 minutes.
A dysfunctional, Cuban-American family play their chances for the grand prize Powerball in hopes to better their lives, but they soon learn the real prize lies within them.
Directed by Miami filmmaker Kevin Sharpley. 10 minutes.
Based on a true story, this animated piece deals with issues that so many struggle with daily, mental health, the cycle of abuse and the opioid crisis that has affected a multitude.
Directed by Key West filmmaker Jessica Wachs. 4 minutes.
This music video captures the ever-spinning circle of continued racial injustice amidst a glimmer of hope.
Directed by Miami filmmaker Tim Warren. 12 minutes.
Nine-year-old Nash is determined to find the monster that killed his mother; his father George is equally determined to stop him.
Directed by Miami filmmaker Gabriela Lima. 10 minutes.
This short film explores the relationship between a father and a daughter after the tragic passing of the mother.
SPECIAL WORK-IN-PROGRESS SCREENING
This year’s Florida Shorts Program will close with a special advance work-in-progress screening of a thoroughly entertaining and heartwarming short, filmed right here in Key West.