Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival


Big-time real estate developer Jim Cummings is seeking investments in his new Miami condo skyscraper designed to fulfill people’s hopes and desires. He explains that Miami was once total swampland at the edge of the country before it was willed into a metropolis of endless summer: the perfect setting for a wild adventure.

For over a decade, Borscht Corporation has produced and commissioned hundreds of short films and has screened a dozen of them at the Sundance Film Festival. For their feature film debut, they assembled 15 filmmakers to create a symphony inspired by and made in Miami. What emerges is a crazy boat ride that navigates everything from talking dolphins to unconventional love. At the core of the film is the boat (bought specifically to make this film)—a vessel of ingenuity that carries the hilariously surreal, uncanny stories, defying expectations and rules of filmmaking. Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia uniquely engages with the constant destruction and reconstruction of Miami and proposes to celebrate the people brave enough to create under circumstances that were never meant to yield success.

— D.B.

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