Miami short Film Festival 2017 Award Winners


The Miami short Film Festival is dedicated to promoting the short film genre, showcasing films from 1-20 minutes long. The Festival is international in scope, bringing exposure to the world’s best independent up-and-coming filmmakers.

The 2017 award winners, below, showcase a sampling of some of the very best that the festival had to offer.


Best Narrative Short Film
Fry Day

Dir. Laura Moss

A girl’s coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989.


Best Documentary Short Film
Reissued: A Rebirth of Vinyl

Dir. Alonso Aliaguilla

As a medium that was once considered a dying breed, destined to be relegated to the ultra-niche and obscure, vinyl’s improbable comeback to the forefront of the musical world has caught even the biggest music fans and industry followers by surprise.

Best Animated Short Film
To Build a Fire

Dir. Fx Goby

To Build a Fire is an animated short film that tells the tragic tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly freezing and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

Best Experimental Short Film
Last Dance

Dir. Zhaoyu Zhou

Last Dance is an experimental motion visualization film about a romance from ancient China – Farewell My Concubine, in a way of Peking Opera – a traditional Chinese performing arts.

Best Music Video
Second Hand Lovers

Dir. Oren Lavie

A man in his early 30’s lives in his bachelor’s apartment, which he shares with the memory of all his past relationships. Into this comfortable ritual enters one day a new woman.

Best Environmental Short Film
Water

Dir. Mark Knight

The international award-winning videographers from the Window Channel Network showcase some of the world’s spectacular oceans, waterfalls, glaciers and waterways from Iceland to South America.

Best Short Short Film
Mi Dulcinea

Dir. Max Barbakow

A young Taekwondo student tries to seduce an older woman.

Best Miami’s Local Production
Tau Tau

Dir. Gionanny Lago

A mockumentary documenting the origins of Tau Tau, a group of misfit fraternity brothers struggling to establish themselves in a University dominated by Tau Phi Gammas.

Best Emerging Media Story Storytelling
The Unknown Sweet Potato Seller

Dir. Ahmed Roshdy

An artist named Khaled decides to investigate the murder of a kid who sold sweet potato during the revolution of Egypt after having dreams and synchronicities that has to do with the boy and his murder.

Best Acting Ensemble
Terminal

Dir. Christian Meier

With only a few more weeks to live, Lucca -a misfit who’s dying from some terminal disease- has been asked to kill someone in exchange for money. His fear of not leaving a legacy for his future son, makes him reflect about the right choice.

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