Borscht makes movies in Miami.

Borscht  is a nonprofit with the simple mission to redefine cinema in Miami. Local filmmakers created Borscht in response to the lack of regional infrastructure and support, empowering artists to tell fresh Miami stories.

Since first receiving a grant from the Knight Foundation five years ago, Borscht has...

โ€œlegitimized the once-absurd premise of filmmaking in Miami...โ€

โ€œspur[ring] a filmmaking boom in South Florida...โ€

...by developing, overseeing, and commissioning the creation of dozens of short films, often by first-time filmmakers from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

During this time, Borscht's unlikely and unprecedented run has consisted of over 300 festival screenings worldwide (including ten films across six consecutive years at Sundance), over forty jury and audience awards, millions of online views, dozens of art exhibitions in galleries and museums like the Guggenheim and MoMA, and appearing on newspaper and magazine covers to announce Miami's independent film community as โ€œa freaky force to reckoned with."

Meanwhile on the home front, Borscht was simultaneously building one of the โ€œ25 coolest film festivals in the world,โ€ โ€œthe weirdest film festival on the planet,โ€ and โ€œMiami's best film festivalโ€ from the ground up. A biannual gonzo celebration of the commissioned work, the Borscht Film Festival is โ€œa crazy experience like nothing elseโ€ and a โ€œreinvention of the concept of the film festivalโ€ that has become โ€œpart of the city's cultural characterโ€ and โ€œone of the biggest forces behind Miami's renaissance.โ€

In 2014 Borscht was awarded South Florida Film Critics Circle's Golden Orange Award for โ€œfresh, vital...tireless championing of independent filmmakingโ€ in Florida. Recent retrospectives include Contemporary Art Center (New Orleans), Glasgow Short Film Festival, CERN (Geneva) and IFP (New York), with another scheduled later this year at LACMA.

In a short period of time, Borscht has already taken strides to โ€œredefine cinema in Miamiโ€ and โ€œthe world is taking noticeโ€โ€“ even wondering if โ€œthe next great hope of American film is hiding in Florida.โ€



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EVENTS



Borscht Diez: #MOONLIT (Oscar Block Party!)

7:00 PM #MOONLIT (Oscar Block Party!) @African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Root for the Moonlight home team to take home statues at the ONLY official Moonlight Oscar Party. Bring pots and pans to celebrate the wins in true Miami style!
*presented by A24
Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

RSVP HERE

6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL , 33142



Borscht Diez: Moonlight Comes Home

5:00 PM Moonlight Comes Home @African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Free screening of Moonlight by Barry Jenkins, the record-breaking film that was created by Liberty City Natives and filmed right in the neighborhood, now nominated for eight Academy Awards!

This film originated as a Borscht collaboration, was made in Miami by locals, and has grown to be the most awarded film of the year. It is living proof that with the right development and support, there is no limit to what Miami voices can achieve.

If you havenโ€™t seen it yet, donโ€™t miss it.

*presented by A24

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL , 33142



Borscht Diez: The Boom Squad

1:00 PM The Boom Squad @African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
World Premiere of Vice World of Sports: Rivals documentary "The Boom Squad" about Liberty Cityโ€™s youth football team. Hosted by Uncle Luke.

Q and A and discussion around Liberty Cityโ€™s newfound cinematic identity will follow screening, with Evan Rosenfeld (The Boom Squad director), Luther Campbell (musician, football coach), and more. Moderated by Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys; The U).

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL , 33142



Borscht Diez: Black Voices on Silent Film

1:00 PM Black Voices on Silent Film @African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
In the early 1900โ€™s Florida was the center of โ€œrace films,โ€ silent films that depicted African Americans in a more nuanced and positive light than other forms of entertainment at the time. This screening sheds light on the few films that survived, with a live score.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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6161 NW 22nd Ave Miami, FL , 33142



Borscht Diez: Pamplemousse Party! (Trina + Installations + LaCroix)

11:00 PM Pamplemousse Party! (Trina + Installations + LaCroix) @Alfred I. Dupont Building
The iconic former gilded bank is converted into the #NOBROZONE, a celebration of female-identifying artists and debut of works created within an ecosystem where no men were involved in the green-lighting process.

The opulent space will be activated with over 25 installations and screenings, including a Slumpie Garden, a Sex Club Inc. booth, a performance by Marnie Ellen with new music by Dan Deacon, a living room made entirely of military-grade bullet-proof foam, poetry textiles by sadpapsmear, a vogue ball by Catwalk, and a fitness rave by HyperBody & Honnda.

Performances by Poorgrrrl and Trina on top of a bank vault.

*presented by LaCroix Sparkling Water

Free with BORSCHT 10 ticket. $5 individual event ticket.

RSVP HERE

169 E Flagler St Miami, FL , 33131



Borscht Diez: BORSCHT 10 (Main Event!)

7:00 PM BORSCHT 10 (Main Event!) @Olympia Theater at Gusman Center
Our flagship event: a screening of short films specifically commissioned for this festival made in/for/about Miami by local and guest filmmakers. In years past, these films have gone on to become feature films, play at Sundance and hundreds of other fests, and become viral sensations. See films in the city they were made for, before anyone else.

Arrive early to catch a psychedelic opera and other surprises. Hosted by a team of sentient corals from the future.

*presented by Cinereach

$9.

RSVP HERE

174 E Flagler St Miami, FL , 33131



Borscht Diez: SHART TANK Live!

5:00 PM SHART TANK Live! @Alfred I. Dupont Building
Be part of the studio audience at a live taping of SHART TANK, a game show where โ€˜entrebroneursโ€™ pitch their best worst ideas to a panel of mostly powerful white men to win $500 and/or an investment deal, or fail and face unspeakable consequences.

Executives/entrepreneurs such as Paul Korzan (just got a trust fund), Andrew Gerber (Intellectual Property Attorney), Jillian Mayer (Slumpies inc), Cameron Tang (Adult Swim), and Mia Di Pasquale (Super Deluxe) will be judging the sharts.

Sign up with your idea to win $500 cash and maybe an investment deal here.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

RSVP HERE

169 E Flagler St Miami, FL , 33131



Borscht Diez: Borscht T Time: Code Switch Your Way To The Top!

2:00 PM Borscht T Time: Code Switch Your Way To The Top @Miami Center for Architecture & Design
The T will be served in this practical guide for people of color on how to succeed in an industry dominated by wealthy straight white men. With Walter Newman (Adult Swim), Dilcia Barrera (LACMA, Sundance), and Tamir Muhammed (OneFifty). Moderated by Agatha Christie (comedian, cam girl).

*presented by OneFifty

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL , 33132



Borscht Diez: Borscht T Time: Based Miami Unveiling

1:00 PM Borscht T Time:Omniboat Unveiling

Based The rumors are true, instead of trying to finance a feature film, Borscht is getting a speedboat. In a guided tour of the certified Greatest PDF of All Time, find out how we are doing it, what we are going to do with this really sick, really fast boat, as well as why buying a sweet boat is smarter than making an independent film.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

RSVP HERE

100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL , 33132



Borscht Diez: Borscht T Time: Based Miami Unveiling

12:30 PM Borscht T Time: Based Miami Unveiling @Miami Center for Architecture & Design

Mo Twine reveals a process that may change filmmaking forever. He's working with custom software to algorithmically generate new films from existing work using only text input, and will showcase pieces that demonstrate the potential of this new storytelling tool.

*presented by OneFifty

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL , 33132



Borscht Diez: Borscht T Time: Warn a Brother

11:00 AM Borscht T Time: Warn a Brother @Miami Center for Architecture & Design

The T will be served in this conversation between Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) and Tamir Muhammed (OneFifty) that examines the transition from independent filmmaking to working with big studios while maintaining your voice and explores opportunities that exist for filmmakers looking to make this transition. Moderated by Christine Davila (Warner Bros, Ambulante Film Festival).

*presented by OneFifty

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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100 NE 1st Ave Miami, FL , 33132



Borscht Diez: Miami 2001 hosted by Fat Nick

6:00 PM Miami 2001 hosted by Fat Nick @Cucu's Nest

Dance to all the hits from 2001 at the premiere of Nick Corirossiโ€™s South Miami nightmare short Miami 2001 (sequel to Miami 1996), with performances by Fat Nick and Pouya.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

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2805 Collins Ave Miami Beach , FL , 33140



Borscht Diez: Pootie Tang on 35mm 16th Anniversary Screening

11:30 PM Pootie Tang on 35mm 16th Anniversary Screening @Faena Hotel Screening Room

Very important celebration of an overlooked classic directed by Louis CK, as well as the debut of the Secret Celluloid Society Roadshowโ€™s new portable 35mm system! A special Q and A will follow screening.

Vipers only.

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3201 Collins Ave Miami Beach , FL , 33140



Borscht Diez: CORAL ORGY (Animal Collective + Hot Sugar + Otto von Schirach + Psychedelic Coral Projections)

6:00 PM CORAL ORGY (Animal Collective + Hot Sugar + Otto von Schirach + Psychedelic Coral Projections) @New World Center

CORAL ORGY

(a collaborative site-specific performance celebrating the cosmic synchronicity of sex on the reef)

Performances by:
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
HOT SUGAR
OTTO VON SCHIRACH + SURPRISE GUEST
Immersive projection mapping of never-before-seen psychedelic invertebrate erotica by
CORAL MORPHOLOGIC
New videos, installations, and experiences by
RACHEL ROSSIN MAYER\LEYVA + TENDERCLAWS JACOLBY SATTERWHITE INSTITUTE FOR NEW FEELING DIGITAL MUSEUM OF DIGITAL ART ERIC CADE SCHOENBORN MICHAEL JOHN HANCOCK III LEO CASTAร‘EDA

Coral Orgy is an explosion of the concept of a film festival that also part concert, part haunted house, and part art installation. There has never been an event like this in Miami.

Frank Gehryโ€™s acclaimed building is transformed into its past and future states as a psychedelic coral reef via immersive projection-mapping by local marine biologists/artists Coral Morphologic with a live score performed by Animal Collective as a site specific performance of all-new music.

The audience is free to explore various experiences throughout the building, including a special performance by Hot Sugar, a Bermuda triangle ritual by Otto von Schirach and a special guest, screenings of short films by Jacolby Satterwhite, and new virtual, augmented, aural, and physical realities by Rachel Rossin, Mayer\Leyva, Tenderclaws, and more.

Borscht, Coral Morphologic and III Points are excited to present this unique activation: a once-in-a-lifetime hallucinatory aesthetic experience.

Soundscape Park activations begin at 6 PM, Doors open at 7 PM.
Free for first 50 students with ID.
$60 ($40 until February 17th, $75 at door).

RSVP HERE

500 17th St Miami Beach , FL , 33139



Borscht Diez: Coral Orgy Wallcast

6:00 PM Coral Orgy Wallcast @Soundscape Park

You may not get the immersive experience of being inside the Coral Orgy, but you can get a taste with a livestream wallcast projected onto one of the largest screens in North America, with a special activation by John Hancock III.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

500 17th St Miami Beach , FL , 33139