Director David Frankel Talks Collateral Beauty and Miami Film Festival

By | December 14th, 2016|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and yes -- big, star-studded films. So it’s no surprise that Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Keira Knightley, is being released on December 16, just in time for the holiday season. Not without its competition, Collateral Beauty is [...]

Wim Wenders’ Striking Visual Ode to Sebastião Salgado

By | April 14th, 2015|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

With deep empathy for the human condition, Sebastião Salgado’s photographs directly confront injustice, inhumanity and horror, while capturing the dignity within every subject. In multi-year, globe-spanning projects such as Workers: Archaeology of the Industrial Age, Sahel: The End of the Road, Migrations, and Genesis. Salgado’s stunning black-and-white compositions chronicle the lives of forgotten people—rendering them unforgettable. [...]

Brazilian Writer/Filmmaker Anna Muylaert’s Latest to Screen at Tower

By | March 31st, 2015|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

Anna Muylaert Miami Film Society’s monthly special event screening for April will feature a moving drama, The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?), by award-winning Brazilian writer and director Anna Muylaert, who wrote the first version of the film 20 years ago when she had her first child—it was called, The Kitchen Door, and was a magical realism [...]

MiamiFF and Film Society of Lincoln Center Team for U.S. Premiere of Prominent Chilean Filmmaker Cristián Jiménez’s Third Feature Film

By | January 8th, 2015|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

Voice Over One of Chile’s leading auteurs, and soon to be three-time Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) alum, Cristián Jiménez, is set to U.S. Premiere his third feature film, Voice Over (La voz en off), jointly in the Knight Grand Jury Competition at MiamiFF’s 32nd edition (March 6-15, 2015) and in Lincoln Center’s Film [...]

15 MiamiFF Alumni Directors Heading to Sundance 2015

By | December 9th, 2014|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

Following the the recent unveilings of films selected for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival  (January 22 to February 1), MiamiFF congratulates the following alumni directors heading to Utah to showcase their latest work! The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Morgan Neville (MiamiFF30 Opening Night film in 2013) director: Twenty Feet From Stardom (USA) U.S. Documentary Competition [...]

New Oscar Ruiz Navia & Wim Wenders Films to Premiere at MiamiFF32 in Celebration of Art Basel

By | December 1st, 2014|COMMUNITY, DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

Dinka group at Pagarau cattle camp, Southern Sudan, Africa, 2006 - photo by Sebastião Salgado It's here! This week, 250 of the world’s leading galleries and throngs of art lovers jet in from all corners of the globe for Art Week in Miami, transforming the city into a tantalizing landscape of art and [...]

Magician Orson Welles’ Most Famous Movie Never Released

By | November 18th, 2014|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

Orson Welles As part of Miami Film Society’s monthly screening series, next week’s special event features an advance screening of Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, where documentarian Chuck Workman takes us through the life of the legendarily uncompromising actor and director behind such classics as Citizen Kane, The Magnificent [...]

CITIZENFOUR is a ‘Transcendent Experience’ Says MiamiFF’s Veteran Curator

By | October 27th, 2014|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

Just over a week ago at MIFFecito, Day 3 opened with the first of two thought-provoking Master Classes: The Art of Curation with Thom Powers (@ThomPowers), manifesting what it takes to be the link between a film and its audience—the curator is the bridge. During the class, veteran curator Thom Powers (documentary programmer for MiamiFF [...]

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