In an era when attention spans are shortening and environmental issues are deepening, cutting edge short-form  media is vital.

GreenShorts Miami is a new media festival designed to highlight short, spreadable environmental stories on a wide range of topics currently impacting South Florida, the Caribbean, and beyond.

From pollution to sea-level rise, sunny-day flooding, harmful algal blooms, endangered or invasive species, habitat destruction, illegal wildlife trafficking and various environmental justice issues, this festival is designed to highlight these stories in order to mobilize action.

Screened at the iconic Cosford Cinema, the chosen location for Leonardo DiCaprio's and Steven Fishers' Before the Flood (2016) world premiere, the festival will take place as part of the University of Miami's Earth Month festivities on April 13, 2019, from 4-9 PM.

Submission Rules

In order to be considered for the festival, submissions must:

  1. Relate to an environmental topic
  2. Screen in under 20 minutes

There are no rules limiting camera types or formats. Documentary-style film/video, fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror, music video, video game trailers, VR, animation, experimental, and other types of digital work and whimsy are  equally encouraged.


Festival applications are currently open. The deadline for submission is March 16, 2019. Applications must include a vimeo link and password (if necessary), a short Bio, and contact information. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 1, 2019.

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5030 Brunson Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

Cosford Cinema

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