Festival Dates: March 3 – 12, 2017
Festival Director: Jaie Laplante
Opening Night Film: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, USA & Israel, 2016, directed by Joseph Cedar
Awards Night Film: For Your Own Good (Es Por Tu Bien) , Spain, 2017, directed by Carlos Theron
Poster Art: Miami Film Festival has selected Argentinian designer, photographer and graphic artist Juan Gatti, founder of Gatti Studios in Madrid, as the official poster artist for our 34th edition. Having recently lent his seductively ornate style to Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Gatti is renowned for his work as an illustrator for advertising agencies, magazines, and record covers. For over 4 decades, Gatti has contributed some of modern cinema’s most unique credit and title sequences, in films for Pedro Almodóvar (including Women on the Nervous Breakdown, High Heels, Broken Embraces, Volver), Alex de la Iglesia, Manuel Gómez Pereira, Susan Seidelman, Félix Sabroso and many more. He has worked as a designer in New York, and Madrid, with other fashion and culture greats through the countercultural movement in the 1970s, and held the post of art director of Italian Vogue, as well as art director of CBS Records. Gatti was bestowed with Spain’s National Design Award in 2004 and the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2009.