Running Time: 120min

Category: Florida Focus

The CinemaSlam competition aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools. This year, CinemaSlam received many high level applications, making the selection process hard work for us! Students from University of Miami, Miami Dade College, New York Film Academy Miami, Miami International University of Art & Design, and the Center of Cinematography Arts and TV have submitted short films this year.

Finalists for CinemaSlam 2017:


Miami Dade College

KURU by Jonathan Cuartas | 22 min.

OCD by Alexander Beregovoy | 4 min.

University of Miami

BALLET BUS by Isaac Mead-Long | 8 min.

DEER GOD by Tomorrow Mingtian | 14 min.

PARADISE by Andrea Garcia Marquez | 16 min.

Center of Cinematography, Arts and Television

CASTING by Hansel Porras Garcia | 12 min.

OSCURO by Yolanda Baez Oyola | 13 min.

Miami International University

AT YOUR SERVICE by Christine Vorsteg |19min.

New York Film Academy Miami

RED STRING by Minghao Shen | 10 min.

Finalists will compete for the Sara Fuller scholarship – a $500 (USD cash) prize courtesy of Film Florida – and the following awards:

– Miami CinemaSlam Champion 2017
– Best Director
– Best Actor
– Best Actress
– Best Drama
– Best Documentary
– Best Technical Achievement

In addition, the audience will determine the 2017 CinemaSlam Audience Award Winner, which will be announced during Miami Film Festival’s AWARDS NIGHT PARTY.
The event is scheduled for March 11th at CENTRO CULTURA ESPAÑOL/ MICROTHEATER.

Congratulations to all the finalists!


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