The Miami International Film Festival hosts a myriad of creativity provided by Spanish short-film makers. The films' stories range from two couples clashing on a hot summer day to a Moroccan boy's journey to a land of opportunity. Begins at 7 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Little Havana. $5 public, $4 others. Details: (305) 237-FILM or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
"The Pool" is the story of a young boy working at a hotel in Goa who sees a lavish garden from a room's window one day. He offers his services to the homeowner in hopes of achieving a better life. 7:45 and 9 p.m. Ends Nov. 8. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $15 members, students and seniors, $18 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
"Yo" (Me) is the story of a man who, suspecting himself accused of something he hasn't done, sets out to prove an innocence that nobody questions. Every attempt to correct this mistake leads him closer to the real problem: himself. Set in Majorca Island, the atmosphere is supported by strange characters, suspicious looks, and a nightmare climate that begins to build in this unsettling drama. 9 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Little Havana. $4 members, $5 others. Details: (305) 237-FILM or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
STRONGER THAN BARS
"Septiembres" from director Carles Bosch follows four men and four women in prison. Spanning a year — September to September, between one music festival and the next — portraying their love stories. 7 p.m. Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Little Havana. $4 members, $5 others. Details: (305) 237-FILM or www.miamifilmfestival.com.
This series of workshops, conducted by Alyn Darnay, was designed for participants to easily grasp all the essentials of great scriptwriting. It aims to help allow individual writing voice to materialize, enabling the creation of personal scripts that are vibrant and most importantly marketable. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Florida Film Institute, 640 NE 124th St., North Miami. $100. Details: (305) 576-3773 or www.flfilminstitute.org.