ABOUT THE BORSCHT FILM FESTIVAL:
Currently in its 7th year, The BORSCHT Film Festival commissions, produces, and showcases films by emerging artists that tell Miami stories that go beyond the typical portrayal of a beautiful but vapid party town. The festival is now accepting donations from the Miami community to match the $150,000 Arts Challenge Grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation it recently won to continue “forging the cinematic identity of Miami both locally and globally,” in its mission to “redefine Miami in cinema.” The 2009 films received rave reviews from a capacity crowd of over 1,600 at the Gusman Center, and have gone on to play at international festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca, and Sundance, and the Guggenheim museums is New York City, Venice, Bilbao, and Berlin.
BORSCHT was recently named the “Best Film Festival in Miami” by the Miami New Times, and the “most eclectic and electric film festival in South Florida,” by the Miami Herald.
BORSCHT Announces Commissioned Short Films and Collaborators for 2011 Festival
Miami, FL – The BORSCHT Film Festival has selected the thirteen projects—twelve films and one video game— they will create, produce, and premiere at their 2011 festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall on April 23rd, 2011. BORSCHT commissioned teams of directors and musicians that will collaborate to create short films about Miami. The twelve films are not music videos, but rather short narratives inspired by music and created by local, cross-disciplinary artists. Productions began shooting in early February and conclude April 3rd. All collaborators are Miami-born, based, or raised, except where otherwise noted. All collaborators are professionals with careers in film, music, dance, literature, radio, biology, dance, visual art, choreography, and video games.
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