Featuring films with substantial content (story, setting and actual filming location) in South Florida, from West Palm to the Keys, that most universally demonstrates a common ground of pride, emotion, and faith for the South Florida community. Two Grand Jury Prizes, $30,000 cash to the Best Feature-length Film (of any genre) and $10,000 to the Best Short Film, will be awarded, courtesy of the Knight Foundation.

Magic City Hustle

Magic City Hustle follows several former players for the Miami Hurricanes who get an unexpected chance to turn pro — but not playing football.


In their last year of high school, students in Pahokee, FL, face heartbreak, adversity, pressure, laughter, and love.

The Mamboniks

Mad Men meets Buena Vista Social Club in this surprising story about the dancers who fell in love with Cuban Mambo in the 1950s, sparking a dance craze that swept the nation and the world.

Off the Rails

It’s the early 1970s in South Florida, and three friends decide to open their own bar without any knowledge or experience in the matter.

The Great Mother

The Great Mother follows Nora Sandigo as she becomes the legal guardian of over 1,000 children of undocumented parents.