Taking place three consecutive weeks in Miami, La Havana, and Trinidad- Cuba the 305 & Havana International Improv Fest presents master classes by international artists, curated screenings and performances that deepen into the art of improvisation, bringing together performing artists, filmmakers and audiences across two cities. Partnering venues are the Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box Theatre (Miami) and Fábrica de Arte Cubano FAC (Havana).

In everyday life, improvisation can transform lives. On stage, improvisation is an instrument for exploring and expanding artistic possibilities. Improvisation can be an element included in a performance or a performance itself. All that improvisation requires is a movement, a gesture, a word, or a sound that demands authenticity and spontaneity.

Directed by choreographer Alexey Taran (http://alexeytaran.com) and filmmaker Carla Forte (http://fortecarla.com), the 2-week festival 305 & Havana International Improv Fest will pay special attention to the art of improvisation through master classes open to students and professionals working in performing arts and film. The festival will also foster collaboration between artists living and working in Miami and Havana, as well as internationally-recognized master teachers of improvisation by presenting their work in two theatrical events.

2019 Festival Edition Trailer: https://vimeo.com/353035358

MIAMI NEW TIMES: miaminewtimes.com/arts/305-and-havana-international-improv-festival-brings-improvisational-dance-to-cuba-florida-9369432

MIAMI RAIL: miamirail.org/performing-arts/conversations-in-movement-the-305-havana-international-improv-fest/

FILMS between 00:01-00:06 minutes with Improvised/Unscripted Movie Scenes only.

Films and videos should have unscripted and improvised scenes. We will consider narrative, documentary, experimental and dance for camera. Online submissions can be accepted for viewing.

Overall Rating
  • cristian proa

    thanks for everything great festival

    May 2019
  • Roxana Barba

    I can't say enough about this festival and the way its staff treats filmmakers and artists. The workshops and film screenings are outstanding in both cities (Miami and La Habana) I just hope there were more festivals like this!

    May 2019
  • Ika SantamarĂ­a

    We are thrilled to have a Film Festival in Miami that supports a wide range of expressions. The festival is programmed with seminars and workshops taught by innovative creators. We met kind people, learned a bunch, saw inspiring films and had a great time, Thank you!

    May 2019
  • Niurca Marquez

    I participated in the Havana portion of this year's festival and it was amazing! The festival is very well organized and is an incredible opportunity to experience a new country while presenting your work to an extremely diverse audience. The audience that came to the screenings was truly international.

    May 2018
  • Kelly Hargraves

    Beautiful people, Beautiful city, beautiful vibe. Excellent venue...thanks so much for letting me be part of it all! Hope to work with you again some day. :)

    May 2018