Borscht Film Festival 2012

From December 12 through 16, 2012.

The Borscht Film Festival has announced nearly twenty different events for their 2012 festival including screenings, regional film screenings, several concerts, and even a bike slither. New to this year is a series of regional film summits, whereby representatives of regional film centers like New Orleans, Missouri, Dallas, East Oregon, Philadelphia, South Africa, and Havana will attend the festival in person to present films from their respective centers. The Miami Times compared the Borscht Film Festival to “Sundance on psychotropic mushrooms.” Last year, over 11,000 people attended Borscht’s two weeks of events, including a sold out crowd of nearly 2,000 at its main event Borscht 7.

Many events are free, some screenings are $10, and the flagship event of the festival – BORSCHT 8 – is either $0 (free standby line) or $25 for a guaranteed seat (any unsold tickets will be given away for free). All events 50% off for students or with purchase of Main Event ticket. For Tickets, visit: www.borscht8.com

EVENT CALENDAR

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.
INDIE+BORSCHT O-Cinema
90 NW 29th St Miami FL
$10 or 50% off for students or with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase
$8 Advance Purchase
Indie Film Club in association with Borscht is screening the Best of IFCM 2012 in the ultimate competition for the Best of IFCM 2012, as well as 3 Borscht Community Film Screenings. The Audience will select the IFCM winner!

Thursday, December 13, 8:00 p.m.
“FutureHistory”
New World Symphony Soundscape Park
500 17th Street Miami Beach
FREE
Psychedelic screening of films that blur the line between science and art by Coral Morphologic and Jean Painleve’ on the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor screen in a park designed by Frank Gerry.

Thursday, December 13, 10:00 p.m.
“FutureHistory” After Party Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Dr. Miami Beach
Local Musicians Juan Telway and Romulo del Castillo

Thursday, December 13, 11:30 p.m.
“SuperFuzz” Secret Celluloid Society Screening 2727 Indian Creek Drive Miami Beach. FREE
Pretty much the worst film ever made about or in Miami. Be prepared to get wet during the soft launch of Miami’s new Secret Celluloid Society.

Friday, December 14, 3:00 p.m.
Regional Film Summit: New Orleans O-Cinema
90 NW 29th St Miami
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase (Receipt)
Bob Weiss and Josh Penn (Court 13) presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of New Orleans, which naturally includes a drinking game.

Friday, December 14, 5:00 p.m.
“Sun Don’t Shine”: Under Hypnosis w/ Amy Seimetz O-Cinema
90 NW 29th St Miami
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase (Receipt)
Screening of South Florida local Amy Semite’s feature “Sun Don’t Shine,” which debuted to rave reviews at SXSW. Think “A Fish Called Wanda” meets “Two Lane Blacktop.” A hypnotist will be on hand to convince the audience they made the film, and to convince the director that she’s watching it for the first time. A hypnotized Q+A will follow the screening

Friday, December 14, 7:00 p.m.

Regional Film Bike Slither
Wynwood: Starting at O-Cinema, Ending at Miami Art Museum
FREE
Jump on the Borscht Regional Film Bike Slither as we stop at a few bars from O-Cinema (29th st) to MAM. Along the way, there will be stops at local bars + restaurants for drinks + food and screenings of the regional programs from South Africa and a special screening by McSweeney’s Whelping.

Friday, December 14, 10:00 p.m.
Bosh Film Festival Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler St Miami
FREE
Based on a 2011 April Fools joke when Borscht joked that Chris Bosh donated 1% of his annual salary to Borscht. “The Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiversity” will debut. Produced in conjunction with BYOBeamer: anyone from the community can bring a projector and project their work onto the space. Hundred Waters, ANR, and Yung Jake will perform. Contact iloveyoubosh@borshtcorp.com to bring your projector.

Saturday, December 15, 12:00 p.m.
Regional Film Summit: Dallas Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave Miami Beach
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase
Adam Donaghey presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of Dallas, followed by an interactive element.

Saturday, December 15, 1:30 p.m.
“Rising Tide” Screening Miami Beach Cinematheque.
1130 Washington Ave Miami Beach
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase
Miami is in the middle of a cultural explosion. Filmed during the lead up to Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011, Rising Tide is a story about the visual artists who live and work in this emerging art city. This documentary takes you inside the working worlds of these unique creative talents and serves as the perfect introduction to the history and trajectory of Miami’s creative development.

Saturday, December 15, 8:00 p.m.
Borscht 8 (Main Event)
Arsht Center Ziff Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
$0 or $25
Borscht 8 is a screening of short films commissioned specifically for the event. These shorts are made both by locals and in collaboration with visiting filmmakers from other regions, all of them made in Miami in the spirit of micro- budget independent filmmaking. Featuring new works by Amy Seimetz, Jillian Mayer, Sean Metelerkamp, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and more. Buy a ticket to ensure a seat, or roll the dice with the free standby line. All unsold tickets will be given away.

Saturday, December 15, midnight
Borscht’s Auris After Party Grand Central
697 North Miami Ave Miami
FREE w/ Borscht 8 Ticket. $10 w/o (Go buy Borscht 8 Tix)
With performances by the Jacuzzi Boys, This Heart Electric, and a surprise guest…

Sunday, December 16, 1:30 p.m.

Regional Film Summit: Havana O-Cinema
90 NW 29th St, Miami
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase
Recently defected filmmaker Laimir Fano presents 90 minutes of work that has never been seen outside of Cuba.

Sunday, December 16, 3:00 p.m.

O-Cinema
Lunch+ Petting Zoo
90 NW 29th St, Miami
FREE
Enjoy lunch in a petting zoo outside the cinema, featuring the biggest stars of regional filmmaking, such as the pigs from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and international superstar Shivers TheDog.

Sunday, December 16, 9:30 p.m.
Regional Film Summit: Missouri Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave Miami Beach
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase
Producer Kim Sherman presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of Dallas, followed by an interactive element.

Sunday, December 16, 11:00 p.m.
Regional Film Summit: Philadelphia Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave Miami Beach
$10 or $5 with Borscht 8 Ticket Purchase
Vic Reznik (Borscht Philly) presents 90 minutes of work indicative of the ethos, interests, and methods of production of Philadelphia, as well as the unveiling of his plans to create Borscht Philly.

Sunday, December 16, 12:30 a.m.

Closing Night Party Chalk
1234 Washington Ave Miami Beach
Come close out the Festival with ping-pong and cocktails.

Borscht Film Festival
www.borschtcorp.com

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