On July 15, join Oolite Arts for Close Quarter Commissions, a micro-film festival featuring short works by 12 Miami filmmakers in quarantine. The event will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.
Commissioned by Oolite Arts, the filmmakers worked with little to paint the vast, emotional landscape of this moment in time. Their works – both documentary and narrative – are wide-ranging in topic. They feature a first-person view of giving birth during a pandemic, COVID conspiracy theories and the challenges of both unemployment and working at home with young children. Some stories reflect the time in quarantine, while others are ideas filmmakers had long wanted to tell.
The participating filmmakers and their works are:
Valerie Brooks, “Never Eat Soggy Waffles”
Fxrbes, “Mad Chef Disease”
Carmen Pelaez, “Caridad y Gallo”
Juan Castaneda, “Echo Chamber”
Christopher Lopez, “LOL_onlymiami”
Gabriela Serra, “Lil Haiti 115 NE 76 Calle”
Avram Dodson, “Mommy, Will You Play with Me?”
Alexa Caravia, “Nagasaki”
Pamela Longsword, “Kairi During COVID”
Rachel Benjamin, “Day in the Life”
Ronald Baez, “Buscando” (Searching)
Frantzy Moreau, “New Normal”