ScreenDance Miami

Films You Gotta See BIG!

January 19, 2024

7:00 pm


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January 19, 2024

7:00 pm

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New World Center’s Projection Wall at Soundscape Park
400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Please join us for a ScreenDance Miami Festival 2024 Projection Wall Screening with Short Film Selections.

Please join Miami Light Project for ScreenDance Miami Festival 2024. This evening out of doors and features films from our Florida Focus program, plus Invited International Films screened on New World Center’s Projection Wall at Soundscape Park. Don’t miss exciting work by filmmakers working in Miami, France, Lebanon, and Vietnam.


Buoyant and Urban Genesis are screened in partnership with the Fifth Wall Film Festival in the Philippines.


Program Order:

This Porous Earth (2023, 11:47 min, World Premiere, Miami)

Smita Sen

What is it about a location that preserves the soul of another? This Porous Earth is a dance film that lingers in the shallow pools and mangrove swamps of South Florida, probing at the nature of grief, memory, and the airy bedrock that carries it all.

Oxowusi (2023, 13:57 min, World Premiere, Miami)

Augusto Soledade and Gabriel Yjalade

Oxowusi juxtaposes certain aspects of a Candomble initiate with the Yoruba-based tale of how Oxossi, the one arrow hunter, became a deity. It seeks to reflect on the relevance of ancestral memory and our connection to the contemporary life.


From A Season Cocooned (2021, 5:09 min, Miami)

Ryan Swartzlander and Pangea Kali Virga

A colorful montage of movement, fashion, nature and metamorphosis transforms into a story of adaptation and perseverance… one eerily and powerfully reminiscent of humanity’s amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Incise Out (2023, 26 min, France/Lebanon)

Dalia Naous

Incise Out is a video-dance that explores the relation between the intimate and the political, through the testimonies of women sharing stories about their relationship to their bodies and femininity. The action goes to the inside of a wounded body and its faculty of resilience from a physical/emotional scar.


BUOYANT (2023, 19 min, Vietnam)

Toan Thanh Doan & Hoang-Phuc Nguyen-Le

In this non-dialogue tale, taking place along the coast of Vietnam, a mermaid is rescued from the fish market by a fisherman. As the hero carries her back to the ocean, they are joined by two seahorses. Upon her wake at the beach, the mermaid performs a sensual dance. But her joy is cut short: the waves have other plans.


URBAN GENESIS (2023, 18 min, France/Vietnam)

Fu Le

Phuong is released from prison and returns to her home province. She finds Khang, her childhood sweetheart, but no longer recognizes her village. The elders have left, the factories have closed, and Khang has to go to Saigon where he has found a new job. In the past 5 years, all the brickyards in Dong Thap province have closed, and Saigon is conjured up bristling with countless skyscrapers. URBAN GENESIS questions the place left to love when time passes faster than the clouds.


>>> Total length: 1 hr 7 min


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Kristina Villaverde

Special Projects Manager

A native of Miami, Kristina Villaverde became Miami Light Project’s Technical Director in 2014. Kristina is also the director of Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship, a program designed to train emerging theater technicians and prepares them for professional work. A long time staple in the South Florida theater community, Kristina has worked as the Head Electrician at Byron Carlyle Theater, The Colony Theater and the Olympia Theater. Additionally, she has built her theater skills as Light Designer and Stage Manager for numerous productions, and worked for local arts organizations as Young Arts and Miami Lyric Opera. Kristina has been a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 and had the opportunity to work as a stagehand for a variety of productions from Broadway, Comedy Central, CBS, Telemundo to Live Nation at a great number of venues in South Florida.
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Terrence Brunn

Marketing & Communications Manager

A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Island, Terrence Brunn is an arts administrator and designer with a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Miami. Terrence Brunn joined MLP in 2012 as part of the Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship Program inaugural class where he explored all aspects of stagecraft. Now Terrence is the communications manager for Miami Light Project and the program coordinator for Miami Theater Center. Terrence currently resides in Miami and enjoys traveling when not working.
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Regina Moore

Director of Planning & Development

Regina Moore joined Miami Light Project in October 2012. Previously, Regina worked as an independent consultant and grant writer for nonprofits in South Florida. Since 2003, Regina has worked with cultural & arts and community services organizations on projects that have generated more than $4 million in grants. She has 18 years of experience in grant proposal development, strategic planning, building collaborations and program evaluation for small/mid-size nonprofits. Regina holds a master degree in business administration from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) and bachelor’s degree in business from Pontificia Universidade Católica (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A native of Brazil, Regina currently resides in Boca Raton with her husband, John, and two children, Thomas and Emilie.
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Eventz Paul

Technical Director & Facilities Manager

Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.

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Elizabeth Boone

Artistic & Executive Director

Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.