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Local Love Letters short films

Images courtesy of Oolite Arts

Earlier this year, Oolite Arts and the City of Miami Beach issued an open call to Miami-based filmmakers to show their affection for the city by entering a “Local Love Letters” film contest. Nine winners each received $5,000 to develop a 3-to-5-minute short film featuring Miami Beach as the backdrop.

New World Symphony’s SoundScape Park will showcase the winning entries on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. This is a FREE outdoor screening of the 9 winning short films.

Location: New World Center, Soundscape Park, 500 17th St., Miami Beach, FL.

Take something comfortable to sit on, like a lawn chair or blanket.

The outdoor venue accommodates 200-300 guests comfortably. We suggest arriving early to claim your spot.

The winners are:

  • Abhi Chatterjee-Dutt for “Toxic Beach”
  • Al’lkens Plancher for “La Vie”
  • Andres Gimenez for “I Care About Your Mailbox”
  • Carla Jerez for “How to Make a Movie in Miami”
  • Felipe Aguilar for “Fire Moon Rising”
  • Juan Barquin for “It Had to Be You”
  • Karla Caprali for “South of Fifth”
  • Melanie Wu for “Loveboat Takeout”
  • Shireen Rahimi for “Letter From the Age of Ecocide”


17th Street Garage
1755 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(located on 17th between Meridian and Pennsylvania)
Fee: $2/hr.

Pennsylvania Avenue Garage
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(Located between Pennsylvania Avenue and the New World Center; entrance to garage is located on Lincoln Lane, off Pennsylvania Ave.)
Fee: $15 Event Parking

Images courtesy of Oolite Arts

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