Our Philosophy

“Short films, past and present, are true works of art, and deserve a venue dedicated to their exhibition.”

Our mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor filmmakers creating a films under 20 minutes. Serving as South Florida’s only short film festival, MsFF was founded to showcase Miami as a leader in contemporary filmmaking, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative short content. In the process, MsFF hopes to build an audience for short film as well as indulge its current dedicated followers. For one week every fall, thousands will flock to Miami to view between 80 and 100 quality short films vetted from among over 500 submissions from around the world. These films are organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers.The Miami short Film Festival is a dedicated contributor to the cultural arts, economy, and education of Miami-Dade County. Through a highly effective strategic partnership model, MsFF has introduced its unique programs and programming year-round into theaters, classrooms, businesses, and organizations throughout Miami-Dade County.