Schedule

Borscht VelorioMaspons Funeral Home7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 22nd

Say hello to Borscht Diez by saying goodbye and paying your respects at this velorio. Funeral home art installations, screenings, free drinks. Strict dress code.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP, spiritual offerings suggested.

3500 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL , 33135

Borscht MotorcadeMeet at Maspons Funeral Home9:00 PM

Wednesday, February 22nd

Join us as we transfer our hard drives to their final resting place, escorted by Miami Dade PD deep in the swamp.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

3500 SW 8th St
Miami, FL , 33135

Borscht Viking Funeral Where the Ouroboros Ends (Secret Everglades Location)9:30 PM

Wednesday, February 22nd

Enjoy clips of Borscht films one last time as we give all our hard drives and online accounts a viking funeral in a fireworks spectacular.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

FL , 33194

LASH #NoBroZone Party Gramps Bar10:00 PM

Wednesday, February 22nd

Dance away your sorrows at LASH, an unconventional ladies night celebrating resistance, girl gangs, and empowerment. Featuring Porn Nail’s feminist/artist/nail tech and classic tunes.
DJ set by Virgo.

Free with RSVP.

176 NW 24th Street
Miami, FL , 33127

Official Borscht Diez Kickoff Party The Ground11:00 PM

Wednesday, February 22nd

Now that we are dead, we can start the festival. Performances by Poorgrrl, Byrdipop, and XXYYXX.

*presented by iiiPoints

$17-$25.
Free tickets will be given out at the Borscht Viking Funeral.

34 NE 11th St.
Miami, FL , 33132

West Kendall International Film FestivalCoral Gables Art Cinema11:30 PM

Thursday, February 23rd

The first ever West Kendall International Film Festival, a sidebar festival/ bitter rival to the Borscht Film Festival.
This will be a nomadic festival for The People, bringing you the best films that Miami has to offer in a fun setting. Q and A with filmmakers to follow screening.

Pay what you want, must RSVP for ticket.

260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL , 33134

John Wilson: American Treasure Miami Beach Cinematheque 12:00 PM

Friday, February 24th

John Wilson, documentarian and national hero, blesses us with some of his idiosyncratic and occasionally-banned work. A game of 'Johnpardy,' wherein the audience is quizzed on the intimate details of John's life, will follow the screening.

$10

1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach , FL , 33139

Opuntia: Film Screening for Cacti Miami Beach Cinematheque2:00 PM

Friday, February 24th

Work in progress screening of feature film by Miami native David Fenster about a conquistador-turned-shaman, Cabeza de Vaca, that explores cultural, personal and natural transformation. As the film is narrated by a cactus, several will be present and will provide live commentary during the screening via an electronic translator.

*presented by Kickstarter.

$10

1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL , 33139

23 Films About a Man Named Arthur Miami Beach Cinematheque 4:00 PM

Friday, February 24th

The Miami Beach Cinematheque is turned into a Polish Bathhouse for Julian Yuri’s first feature film: a domestic fantasia on Flagler street (entirely in Polish with English subtitles) that is as brutal, hilarious, moving, and confounding as it is indescribable.
Event will be livestreamed in Poland, Q and A between audiences to follow screening.

$10

1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach , FL , 33139

CORAL ORGY (Animal Collective + Hot Sugar + Otto von Schirach + Psychedelic Coral Projections)New World Center6:00 PM

Friday, February 24th

CORAL ORGY

(a collaborative site-specific performance celebrating the cosmic synchronicity of sex on the reef)

Performances by:

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

HOT SUGAR

OTTO VON SCHIRACH + SURPRISE GUEST

Immersive projection mapping of never-before-seen psychedelic invertebrate erotica by

CORAL MORPHOLOGIC

New videos, installations, and experiences by

RACHEL ROSSIN MAYER\LEYVA + TENDERCLAWS JACOLBY SATTERWHITE INSTITUTE FOR NEW FEELING DIGITAL MUSEUM OF DIGITAL ART ERIC CADE SCHOENBORN MICHAEL JOHN HANCOCK III LEO CASTAÑEDA

Coral Orgy is an explosion of the concept of a film festival that also part concert, part haunted house, and part art installation.
There has never been an event like this in Miami.

Frank Gehry’s acclaimed building is transformed into its past and future states as a psychedelic coral reef via immersive projection-mapping by local marine biologists/artists Coral Morphologic with a live score performed by Animal Collective as a site specific performance of all-new music.

The audience is free to explore various experiences throughout the building, including a special performance by Hot Sugar, a Bermuda triangle ritual by Otto von Schirach and a special guest, screenings of short films by Jacolby Satterwhite, and new virtual, augmented, aural, and physical realities by Rachel Rossin, Mayer\Leyva, Tenderclaws, and more.

Borscht, Coral Morphologic and III Points are excited to present this unique activation: a once-in-a-lifetime hallucinatory aesthetic experience.

Soundscape Park activations begin at 6 PM, Doors open at 7 PM.

Free for first 50 students with ID.

$60 ($40 until February 17th, $75 at door).

500 17th St
Miami Beach , FL , 33139

Coral Orgy WallcastSoundscape Park6:00 PM

Friday, February 24th

You may not get the immersive experience of being inside the Coral Orgy, but you can get a taste with a livestream wallcast projected onto one of the largest screens in North America, with a special activation by John Hancock III.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

500 17th St
Miami Beach , FL , 33139

Pootie Tang on 35mm 16th Anniversary ScreeningFaena Hotel Screening Room11:30 PM

Friday, February 24th

Very important celebration of an overlooked classic directed by Louis CK, as well as the debut of the Secret Celluloid Society Roadshow’s new portable 35mm system! A special Q and A will follow screening.

Vipers only.

3201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach , FL , 33140

Miami 2001 hosted by Fat NickCucu's Nest 11:59 PM

Friday, February 24th

Dance to all the hits from 2001 at the premiere of Nick Corirossi’s South Miami nightmare short Miami 2001 (sequel to Miami 1996), with performances by Fat Nick and Pouya.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

2805 Collins Ave
Miami Beach , FL , 33140

Borscht T Time: Warn a BrotherMiami Center for Architecture & Design11:00 AM

Saturday, February 25th

The T will be served in this conversation between Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) and Tamir Muhammed (OneFifty) that examines the transition from independent filmmaking to working with big studios while maintaining your voice and explores opportunities that exist for filmmakers looking to make this transition. Moderated by Christine Davila (Warner Bros, Ambulante Film Festival).

*presented by OneFifty

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

100 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL , 33132

Borscht T Time: Based Miami UnveilingMiami Center for Architecture & Design12:30 PM

Saturday, February 25th

Mo Twine reveals a process that may change filmmaking forever. He's working with custom software to algorithmically generate new films from existing work using only text input, and will showcase pieces that demonstrate the potential of this new storytelling tool.

*presented by OneFifty

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

100 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL , 33132

Borscht T Time: Omniboat UnveilingMiami Center for Architecture & Design1:00 PM

Saturday, February 25th

The rumors are true, instead of trying to finance a feature film, Borscht is getting a speedboat. In a guided tour of the certified Greatest PDF of All Time, find out how we are doing it, what we are going to do with this really sick, really fast boat, as well as why buying a sweet boat is smarter than making an independent film.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

100 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL , 33132

Borscht T Time: Code Switch Your Way To The Top!Miami Center for Architecture & Design2:00 PM

Saturday, February 25th

The T will be served in this practical guide for people of color on how to succeed in an industry dominated by wealthy straight white men. With Walter Newman (Adult Swim), Dilcia Barrera (LACMA, Sundance), and Tamir Muhammed (OneFifty). Moderated by Agatha Christie (comedian, cam girl). *presented by OneFifty

*presented by OneFifty

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

100 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL , 33132

SHART TANK Live!Alfred I. Dupont Building 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 25th

Be part of the studio audience at a live taping of SHART TANK, a game show where ‘entrebroneurs’ pitch their best worst ideas to a panel of mostly powerful white men to win $500 and/or an investment deal, or fail and face unspeakable consequences.

Executives/entrepreneurs such as Paul Korzan (just got a trust fund), Andrew Gerber (Intellectual Property Attorney), Jillian Mayer (Slumpies inc), Cameron Tang (Adult Swim), and Mia Di Pasquale (Super Deluxe) will be judging the sharts.

Sign up with your idea to win $500 cash and maybe an investment deal here.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

169 E Flagler St
Miami, FL , 33131

BORSCHT 10 (Main Event!) Olympia Theater at Gusman Center7:00 PM

Saturday, February 25th

Our flagship event: a screening of short films specifically commissioned for this festival made in/for/about Miami by local and guest filmmakers. In years past, these films have gone on to become feature films, play at Sundance and hundreds of other fests, and become viral sensations. See films in the city they were made for, before anyone else.

Arrive early to catch a psychedelic opera and other surprises. Hosted by a team of sentient corals from the future.

*presented by Cinereach

$9.

174 E Flagler St
Miami, FL , 33131

Pamplemousse Party! (Trina + Installations + LaCroix)Alfred I. Dupont Building 11:00 PM

Saturday, February 25th

The iconic former gilded bank is converted into the #NOBROZONE, a celebration of female-identifying artists and debut of works created within an ecosystem where no men were involved in the green-lighting process.

The opulent space will be activated with over 25 installations and screenings, including a Slumpie Garden, a Sex Club Inc. booth, a performance by Marnie Ellen with new music by Dan Deacon, a living room made entirely of military-grade bullet-proof foam, poetry textiles by sadpapsmear, a vogue ball by Catwalk, and a fitness rave by HyperBody & Honnda.

Performances by Poorgrrrl and Trina on top of a bank vault.

*presented by LaCroix Sparkling Water

Free with BORSCHT 10 ticket.
$5 individual event ticket.

169 E Flagler St
Miami, FL , 33131

Black Voices on Silent FilmAfrican Heritage Cultural Arts Center 1:00 PM

Sunday, February 26th

In the early 1900’s Florida was the center of “race films,” silent films that depicted African Americans in a more nuanced and positive light than other forms of entertainment at the time. This screening sheds light on the few films that survived, with a live score.

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL , 33142

The Boom SquadAfrican Heritage Cultural Arts Center 3:00 PM

Sunday, February 26th

World Premiere of Vice World of Sports: Rivals documentary "The Boom Squad" about Liberty City’s youth football team. Hosted by Uncle Luke.

Q and A and discussion around Liberty City’s newfound cinematic identity will follow screening, with Evan Rosenfeld (The Boom Squad director), Luther Campbell (musician, football coach), and more. Moderated by Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys; The U).

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL , 33142

Moonlight Comes HomeAfrican Heritage Cultural Arts Center 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 26th

Free screening of Moonlight by Barry Jenkins, the record-breaking film that was created by Liberty City Natives and filmed right in the neighborhood, now nominated for eight Academy Awards!

This film originated as a Borscht collaboration, was made in Miami by locals, and has grown to be the most awarded film of the year. It is living proof that with the right development and support, there is no limit to what Miami voices can achieve.

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it.

*presented by A24

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL , 33142

#MOONLIT (Oscar Block Party!)African Heritage Cultural Arts Center 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 26th

Root for the Moonlight home team to take home statues at the ONLY official Moonlight Oscar Party. Bring pots and pans to celebrate the wins in true Miami style!

*presented by A24

Free or pay what you want with RSVP (must have ticket for entry).

6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami, FL , 33142