Borscht movie fest spurs a filmmaking boom in South Florida

December 13, 2014 6:52 PM

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The first edition of the Borscht Film Festival wasn’t even called Borscht. It was 2004, and a group of artistically inclined Miami friends got together to make short films and performance art, unveiling their works at a two-hour festival called “Smudged” at the New World School of the Arts.

The gang had so much fun they decided to do it again the following year, this time at the Miami Shores Performing Arts Theater. December 2005 was the first time the Borscht Film Festival title was used.

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