Oolite Arts’ Local Love Letters short film contest will celebrate Little Haiti

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Local Love Letters
Local Love Letters (source: Oolite Arts)

Local Love Letters is back for its second year!

Last year, Oolite Arts and the city of Miami Beach issued an open call to Miami-based filmmakers to make a short film inspired by the city.

The winners were granted $5,000 to develop 3-5 minute shorts and highlight some of Miami Beach’s most memorable spots for the festival’s debut. 

The winning films, including People’s Choice Award Winner, “Letter from the Age of Ecocide,” were screened at a public community event at Soundscape Park, on Dec 15, 2022.

This year, the contest once again invites local filmmakers to submit their ideas for a short film featuring Little Haiti as the backdrop. Oolite Arts will again provide $5,000 to 10 filmmakers to create the films.

Local Love Letters is part of Oolite Arts’ ongoing commitment to supporting Miami’s growing filmmaking ecosystem. The contest is open to both experienced and amateur filmmakers and film professionals.

Applicants are encouraged to use their favorite spots in creative ways to show their love for the city. The filmmakers will have up to two months to complete their films, which will once again screen at a community event later in 2023.

Oolite Arts will also host a series of info sessions for those interested in the open call. The first one is taking place via zoom on Wednesday, Feb 22.

The open call for filmmakers ends on March 17. For more information and requirements to enter the contest, visit Oolite Arts.

This program is generously co-funded by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation.

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