In case you didn't hear, we won a damn Oscar.
"Two boys from Liberty City representing the 305"
weren't supposed to shout out our city from the top of the film world, from the Oscar stage.
Our heroes are supposed to be rappers and druglords. Miamians are supposed to stand in line for clubs, not cultural events. Our parades and parties are for ballplayers, not independent filmmakers.
But here we are. #AllLifeIsReal , as we've been saying. At the end of the first cycle of Borscht, what started as an impossible mission to "redefine cinema in Miami" has been realized in a very big way.
In five short years, thanks to the support of all of you and the Knight Foundation (with a big assist from Cinereach and OneFifty this year), Borscht has become "the center of a vibrant and visionary filmmaking community in Miami."