“legitimized the once-absurd premise of filmmaking in Miami” - Miami Herald

“titans of the American short film scene” - Short of the Week

“idea-rich, imaginatively executed and drawing international acclaim” - Cool Hunting

“a powerhouse...

“cutting and pushing edge Miami wrecking production crew..."

“visionary and bold” - IndieFindsLA

“a freaky force to be reckoned with” - Hammer to Nail

“the crown jewel in a now-burgeoning Miami filmmaking scene...and the world is taking notice” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald Cover Story

“Is the Next Great Hope of American Film Hiding in Florida?” - Indiewire

“fresh, vital...tireless champions of independent filmmaking” - Florida Film Critics Circle

“25 New Faces of Independent Film” - Filmmaker Magazine

“The Weirdest Film Festival on the Planet” - Indiewire

“Miami's Best Film Festival” - Miami New Times

“25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” - Moviemaker Magazine

“local geniuses” - Huffington Post

“making an impact across the filmmaking world” - Film Threat

“the hippest, most eclectic and electric movie festival in South Florida” - Miami.com

“teeming with lunacy and inspired imagination” - Indiewire

“if not the world, than Borscht today have a decent claim on owning Miami” - Art Forum

“spirited and distinctly local reinvention of not just the concept of the film festival but also the entire notion of a regional presenting organization” - Filmmaker Magazine

“Miami’s alt-culture summit” - Miami Herald

“akin to Sundance on psychotropic mushrooms” - Miami New Times

“one of the biggest forces behind Miami’s ‘renaissance’” - Huffington Post

“a creative force that continually surprises us with their fresh perspectives and visceral stories” - Mike Plante, Sundance Senior Programmer

“for a small grassroots affair, its growth has been remarkable if not inspiring” - Bullett Media

“Technology and a nasty wake of dreamers have seemingly come to a head, allowing Borscht's 20-somethings to plant a flag… the kind of heady, collective 23-year-old energy that dependably says, ‘Fuck Hollywood. We can do this all ourselves. Our stop signs shall be famous also.’” - Vice

“boundlessly resourceful artists, getting a maximum of coup de theater effect from a minimum of resources” - Art Forum

“Borscht has spent nearly a decade defining the Miami bizarre while combining it with beauty and tragedy...But always the genuinely ridiculous shines through, whether in joy or melancholy” - The Miami Rail

“part of the city’s cultural character” - Miami Herald

“ebullient and unrestrained...might help make MIA the next L.A.” - Complex

“can't miss, unusual spectacle that never ceases to amaze” - Miami Art Zine

“Borscht Spurs Filmmaking Boom in South Florida” - Miami Herald Cover Story

“exceptional vision confidently rooted in a unique time and place” - Indiewire

“...a crazy experience like nothing else. but there's more to it than that...” - Indiewire

“With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience… an experience cinema-lovers would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere” - Cool Hunting

“quirky, fringy, freaky, drunky, hipstery, underground-y...you need to visit this fest the next time it happens” - Film School Rejects

“The Realest Embodiment of Miami’s Music Scene” - Vice

“pioneering...[insert superlative of your choice, they’ll all work]...promises to fly even farther as the festival approaches critical/mass acclaim” - Complex

“personal, expressive filmmaking… the whole stimulatory assault ended up being a tribute to Miami's artistic spirit and proof that good weather doesn't always destroy the brain” - Michael Musto, Village Voice

“as surreal as it is campy, tongue-in-cheek, poetic, and layered” - Miami New Times

“strange, thoughtful, entertaining” - Cool Hunting

“a boon for Miami’s burgeoning scene” - Paste Magazine

“fueled by a serious desire to make Miami a hub of vital filmmaking, and people have taken notice” - Miami New Times

“imaginative fusion of the personal with the cultural that could only have come out of the community nurtured by Borscht” - Filmmaker Magazine

“Kind of left it alone, I didn’t want to get involved.” - Chris Bosh