The festival was established in 2002 by William Vela and calls the Paragon Theaters in Coconut Grove home. Serving as the areas only short film festival, MsFF was founded to showcase Miami as a leader in contemporary filmmaking. For two weeks every autumn, thousands flock to Miami to view over 50 films from around the world.
Vela’s relationship with Midtown Video began when he was a client so it was natural that he turn to Midtown and ask for support for his fledging film festival. “ Midtown Video has been great,” shared Vela, “they have provided great customer service and technical support for a couple of years now. They are the go to place for everything from projector rentals to help with servers and downloads.”
Continued Vela, “You can count and rely on the professional staff at Midtown to fix problems. The technical support comes with more than twenty years of experience. With the team at Midtown you get 100% support; weekends and after hours, they are very supportive and always manage to resolve any challenging situation. It is a good, long lasting relationship that I hope to continue growing and building. “
Vela’s goal was to create a connection between established studios, independent filmmakers and the global creative community, as well as to honor achievements in the art of short filmmaking.
A dedicated contributor to the cultural arts, The Miami short Film Festival has introduced its unique programs and programming year-round into theaters, classrooms, businesses, and organizations throughout Miami-Dade County.