Local filmmaker Max Emerson will host the world premiere of his short films Earwig and DipSpit on the seventh floor of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage building in South Beach. The screening is part of a new Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) program entitled “Made in Miami,” which highlights the city’s best new, local talent. Additional short films screening at the event include Tale of Two Balls and Hearts and Hotel Rooms, made by local filmmaker Justin James.
The seventh floor of the 1111 building will be modeled after a post-modern drive-in movie theater from the 1950s, complete with waiters on roller skates. University of Miami drama students will also be on hand to add a fun performance element to the event. Guests will enjoy passed bites and beverages by Shake Shack and cocktails by Brown-Forman (Jack Daniels, Finlandia, Herradura and Chambord Vodka).
“Made in Miami” will also serve as a fundraiser ($10 minimum donation is encouraged) for a new film festival program called SOS â€“ Save Our Stories, which promotes script and story submissions from the LGBT community. The best pieces are guided through every step of the filmmaking process with the help of local industry professionals.