Miami Short Film Showcase, A New 8-episode TV Series in WLRN Channel 17

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Miami Short Film Festival, WRLN Channel 17 will present a new series entitled, Miami Short Film Showcase, premiering Thursday October 6th, 2011 at 10PM.

Throughout its ten-year history, the Miami Short Film Festival has showcased over 8,000 film submissions from the local and global filmmaking community, with approximately 90 to 100 films being featured every year.

The new WLRN 8-part series will air two episodes, back-to-back, throughout the month of October featuring short films from a wide array of genres, including drama, comedy, documentary and animation from local and internationally recognized filmmakers ranging from three minutes to fifteen minutes in length.

The hosts, William Vela, Director and Founder of the Miami Short Film Festival, and Ron Mangravite, Writer, Producer and former University of Miami Scriptwriting Professor, will provide insight on the filmmakers and their works being featured.

Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite short film on the WLRN website.

Viewers who participate in the survey will be entered in a drawing to win two VIP tickets to the Miami Short Film Festival, which includes unlimited access to all of the film screenings in the festival, as well as access to the opening and closing night parties and pre-festival screening and events.

WLRN will announce the short film with the most votes, as well as the winner of the drawing on October 31st.

Miami Short Film Showcase airs on Channel 17, Thursdays throughout October, at 10:00 p.m.

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