Miami Golden Shorts
International Film Festival based in Miami, USA.

Golden shorts aim to promote independent filmmakers and create community where emerging stars could work with professionals from industry.
Annual programme that will be held on August 13-17, 2023
HOW IT WORKS
The competition accepts feature films, short films and movie screenplays, of all genres of narrative from all over the world.

Work formats

We look for works and filmmakers that are touching hearts and could be thought provoking.
We are looking for
6 winners from monthly editions will go to Annual programme that will be held on August 13-17, 2023.
Winners
Miami Golden Shorts – International Film Festival based in Miami, USA.
Golden shorts aim to promote independent filmmakers and create community where emerging stars could work with professionals from industry.

Annual Event includes guest stars, red carpet, welcome drinks, fire-shows on open-air zone, Q&A, workshops with professional and final musical festival that will introduce musicians from ‘Best Music Video’ category.
ABOUT PROJECT
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
about the project
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
about the project
Miami Golden Shorts
Miami Golden Shorts
Monthly Categories:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative short
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Horror
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Experimental
Best Human Rights
Best Environmental
Best Female Director
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Independent Film
Best Student Film
Best LGBTQ
Best Music Video
Best Unproduced Script
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Director
Best Script
Best Producer
Best Cinematographer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editor
Best Composer
Annual categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Independent Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Female Director
Best Script
Best Youth Artist
Rules&Terms:
Language
Language
All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles. English movies do not have subtitles.
Fee
Fee
No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable. 
Multiple entries
Multiple entries
Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
Selection committee
Selection committee
The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
Copies
Copies
The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.
Promotional
Promotional
The excerpts from films send to Miami Golden Shorts IFF / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity. 
Original work
Original work
Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
Rights
Rights
Miami Golden Shorts IFF organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
Prizes
Prizes
The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
COMPETITION RESULTS
OUR MONTHLY WINNERS
NOVEMBER
  • Dude Days
    Best First Time Filmmaker
    Directed by
    Joe Fiorello

    Mike, Kevin, and Jason thought they had a whole day to themselves to hang out, smoke weed, and play video games. Unbeknownst to them Mike's clingy new Girlfriend Jenny, comes to interrupt the fun! First time Director Joe Fiorello utilized $325, two days, and called in all the favors to bring this Stoner Comedy to life.
  • The Legend of Qualicum Bay
    Best Narrative short
    Directed by
    Jim Robert Garrison

    A nine-year-old girl overcomes her fear of being bullied at school after confronting a mythical cougar in the woods of Qualicum Bay on Vancouver Island.
  • Près de Moi
    Best Feature Film
    Best Director
    Best Independent Film
    Best Producer
    Directed by
    Alex Guéry

    Alors qu'Alise disparaît subitement, Anna fait appel à la police qui lui annonce que sa fille est décédée depuis dix ans...
  • Triple Indemnity
    Best Thriller
    Directed by
    Kimberly Cobb, Jason Derfuss

    A detective interrogates three suspects in the murder of a local woman.
  • TALENT SHOW
    Best Student Film
    Directed by
    Jake Harness

    After breaking up with his band, Craig must enter a life-changing talent show by himself.

  • Watch Out
    Best Animation
    Directed by
    Zhuoni Lao

    A man who is travelling on a train finds it's difficult to take pictures of the view, so he decided to get rid of his phone and just enjoy the scene with his eyes.
  • Requiem for Forests
    Best Environmental
    Directed by
    Martina Vídenová

    It is encouraging that forest fires have been receiving more media attention. However, large areas of forest keep burning in many places around the planet, which the media ignore.
    The climate crisis is not always the main cause of the high number of such fires.
    Since the end of the 1980s, Portugal has usually been ranked first when it comes to statistics on the number of forest fires in Europe. In 2017 alone, a sixth of all forested areas there burnt down, which represented about 60% of all the territory lost to fires in the EU that year, and more than a hundred people died in local forest fires. Most forest fires in Portugal are started intentionally. Another major problem for Portugal is the eucalyptus, an invasive and highly inflammable tree, which has been widely planted since the 1980s due to its profitability in the pulp and paper industry; eucalyptus monoculture causes forest fires to spread quickly and uncontrollably. Providing information and ending passivity is essential to solving the wildfire problem in Portugal.This video was recorded in Pinhal de Leiria (Portugal) to honor the memory of the forest fire victims, as of all ecosystems destroyed annually by fires.
    This video was recorded in Pinhal de Leiria (Portugal) to honor the memory of the forest fire victims, as of all ecosystems destroyed annually by fires.
    Conductor: Jan Wierzba
    Orchestra: mainly members of Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
    Choir: mainly members of Coro Casa da Música

  • "medèn àgan" NOTHING BEYOND MEASURE
    Best Actor
    Directed by
    Alessandro Vantini

    A woman and two men. It’s night time.
    They cut the chain off the gate at the entrance of the theatre, they set the scene with the few objects they have brought with them, among which a camera.
    They have the task of “celebrating” a tragic ritual.
    The tragedy is Antigone by Sophocles: the conflict between human and divine laws, the condition of women, the arrogance of power, the incapacity of reconciling one’s own reasons with the reasons of another and mutual respect.
    From here we have the title of the film: the ancient Greek saying “medèn àgan”, niente oltre misura, nothing beyond measure.
    The “celebration” and the challenge consist in the fact that three human beings, alone before themselves, with no costumes, masks or any other aids, are sharing among themselves the roles of Sophocles’ work, including the chorus.
    Cinema has the power of plumbing the origin of every rite in the best manner: self detachment, in order to submit to the energy of comprehension that every character bears within in the situation he has been put in by the author.
    The rite of cinema, the rite of tragedy and the rite of theatre witness all processes of inner transformation in which every human being has his leading role to play and is actively responsible for, seeking the comprehension of a level of reality even more real than visible reality.

  • Devil Said Roam
    Best Music Video
    Directed by
    Megan Morrison, Tofik Aliev

    Usually in western movies there are good guys and bad guys. In this short film the line is blurred which is often true in reality. Who is good and who is bad? There’s almost always a story behind someone’s motive. I want to force people to look at their own narrative.
    This song is meant to be interpreted by the listener however they like. However it fits into their own reality. For me, it’s the story of how I battled my demons and at one point was ready to give in to them. But something pulled me out of the depths and pushed me to keep going. There was almost a voice in my head that said, “Your story does not end here.”
    We’ve all dealt with some kind of “demon”, be it addiction, anxiety, fear, self-doubt, depression, a toxic relationship, whiskey, food, etc. ‘Devil Said Roam’ tells the story of a woman who was ready to give in to her demons, but not even the Devil itself would take her soul. So she had no choice but to roam this earth to find herself. Have you found yourself yet? If not… keep looking.
    The inspiration for this music video came from Sergio Leone’s western films.

  • Daughter
    Best Human Rights
    Directed by
    Oxana Nechaeva

    A ten-year-old daughter is a victim of the selfishness of adults, everyone pursues their own interests, proving their rightness using the child, completely forgetting about him himself.
  • Layers
    Best Actress
    Directed by
    Rainelle Saunders

    Four people are faced with the question of whether "love at first sight" is real, or only exists in a dream.
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