Welcome to the Key Biscayne Film Festival, where creativity knows no bounds! We celebrate the diverse world of audiovisual content, grounded in the commitment to honor Island Cultures and our World Ocean. From mesmerizing captivating short films to awe-inspiring feature-length films, our festival embraces the constantly evolving formats of the audiovisual medium. Unlike many festivals that succumb to a narrower corporate view of the medium, the Key Biscayne Film Festival takes pride in being a platform for original and authentic audiovisual art. We are committed to providing artists with a unique space to showcase their work and connect with their audience.

With a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, we foster an environment where filmmakers, content creators, and artists can unite, share their vision, and engage in meaningful discussions. It’s a melting pot of creativity, where new voices are encouraged to shine and established talents are celebrated for their contributions.

So, whether you are a filmmaker seeking to unveil your latest masterpiece or an avid film enthusiast eager to explore innovative creations, the Key Biscayne Film Festival promises an unforgettable experience. Join us as we journey through the captivating world of audiovisual storytelling and celebrate this art form’s boundless possibilities. Let’s create memories and inspire a new generation of visual storytellers.

About the Film Festival

With its unique location and captivating topography, nestled within an island village and flanked by two government-protected parks, the Key Biscayne Film Festival is on a mission to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for our delicate ecosystem through the medium of arts. By curating a diverse selection of works that delve into our global situation, the festival endeavors to raise awareness and inspire positive action.

An essential aspect of the Key Biscayne Film Festival is its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Embracing the cause of reducing single-use plastic and promoting waste-conscious practices, the festival invites attendees to partake in a transformative and eco-friendly multiple-day event.

Situated at a symbolic crossroads between North America, South America, and the Caribbean, the festival aims to celebrate and honor the rich tapestry of cultures in this vibrant community. While paying tribute to its local population, the festival goes beyond geographical boundaries, welcoming contributions from various continents and cultures, focusing on Island Cultures and their diaspora, as well the world Ocean, its flora and fauna.

Spanish and Portuguese language films that resonate with the Key’s diverse population will be highlighted. In addition to film screenings, the festival will host engaging panel discussions featuring artists and creatives from these cultural backgrounds, providing a platform for insightful dialogues about their work and experiences.

In essence, the Key Biscayne Film Festival stands as a powerful catalyst for environmental consciousness and cultural appreciation, uniting people through the universal language of arts to create a positive impact on our planet and the global community.
Join the Festival and support the arts via these various sponsorship opportunities.

-Best Feature - Islands and Oceans
-Best Short - Islands and Oceans
-Best Short Film - Spotlight on Youth
-Best Film - Spotlight on Key Biscayne

*Made in Miami Prize $1000 to the Best short film by a South Florida based filmmaker.

"Islands & Oceans" are categories that can be either fiction or non-fiction. The only requirement is that the film deal with either Island Cultures and their diaspora or the Ocean and the environment. Both "Islands & Oceans" categories (Feature & Short) are open to filmmakers of all ages & all territories.

Feature: running time of at least 60 minutes.

Short: running time under 60 minutes. (Although under 20 minutes is preferred).

"Spotlight on Youth" category is for filmmakers aged 21 and under and specifically located in South Florida. If your film is selected, you must attend.

"Spotlight on Youth" Films: running time must be 5 minutes and under. The theme is Islands & Oceans, and may include music videos.

"Spotlight on Key Biscayne" Films regard filmmakers that are either residents of Key Biscayne or have made films about Key Biscayne and the surrounding area. Can be fiction or non-fiction and any length under 120 min.

All films must be made within 5 years up to the date of the live festival.

No genre (horror films).