Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Now, I know this is a wine blog, but I have to give a shout to these guys.
From what I've read and researched, these guys have gone through a lot of hard work to put this together.
Check out their press release:


Miami, Florida – The Borscht Film Festival has grown. With the support of the Miami World Cinema Center it has become one of the strongest community film events in South Florida. The festival will take place Saturday November 28th at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center in Downtown Miami (174 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131). Doors will open at 7:00 PM, films will begin promptly at 8:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
Following past years format, the festival will feature the Borscht Select Short Films program consisting of short films submitted by Miami filmmakers under the age of thirty.
In an effort to support local creative talent, the festival will present the “CCCV Stories” a series of five short films commissioned by the Borscht Film Festival, and co-financed by the Miami World Cinema Center, from over 100 submissions. Based out of the MWCC, the Borscht Film Festival selected each film because it tells a different distinctly Miami story that takes place in a specific Miami neighborhood and was created entirely by emerging South Florida artists.
Following the Gusman Event will be the opening of the Oolite Visual Art Showcase, an art gallery located at 22 East Flagler St. Miami, FL 33131 that will showcase the best of Miami-based visual artists under the age of 30, and will feature live performances by local bands. The Oolite Visual Art Showcase will run through Art Basel.
The Borscht Film Festival will also host world-premiere screenings, lectures in partnership with the University of Wynwood (including a Michael Bay Symposium), and other events from November 28th through December 1st, however tickets to these events will only be announced and distributed on November 28th at the Gusman Center.
Together these events showcase Miami’s burgeoning local independent film scene, and is the place to see new works by emerging Miami filmmakers in a wholly original environment that will transform downtown Miami.
The Borscht Film Festival is possible due to generous support from the Miami World Cinema Center, DWNTWN, Downtown Development Authority, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, and many others.
To find out more, visit www.borscht.info or email contact@borscht.info or call 305-433-5848

And, as always, Salud!