A component of the Festival’s Florida Focus program, CinemaSlam, Miami International Film Festival’s film school competition, aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools. Open to any student enrolled in a participating South Florida college/university on the completion date of the film. Miami/South Florida schools include Barry University, Center of Cinematography Arts & Television Miami (CCAT-Miami), Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Miami International University, New World School of the Arts (University of Florida) St. Thomas University and the University of Miami.

  • Films may be a narrative short, documentary short, experimental short, or animation.
  • Category is open to a maximum runtime of 20 minutes.
  • Film completion date must be October 2013 or later. Films submitted in a prior year are ineligible.
  • Submissions are OPEN until Friday, January 5, 2015.
  • Submission deadline Friday, January 5, 2015 is FINAL; we cannot consider submissions after this date.
  • Films submitted may be part of a class project or an independent piece.
  • Submissions MUST be uploaded to the Withoutabox platform in an acceptable resolution.
  • Students must pay a submission fee of $10 to enter the competition.
  • Exhibition format if selected as "a finalist" must be BluRay or digital file.

The 2015 CinemaSlam Champion” will receive:

  • Sara Fuller Scholarship - $500 Cash Prize, courtesy of Film Florida
  • MiamiFF32 All-Access pass to winning director, courtesy of Miami Film Society
  • Engraved Award

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For further details email:
MiamiFF Submissions Team

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