Carl Spence, Thom Powers, Kiva Reardon, Diana Cadavid: Miami Film Festival’s Dream Team

By | June 22nd, 2017|INDUSTRY NEWS, Uncategorized|

Miami Film Festival is proud to announce new and returning members of its program team as the 2017-18 season gets underway, leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival, March 9 -18, 2018, under the directon of the Festival’s Executive Director and Director of Programming, Jaie Laplante.   NEW to the Miami program team this [...]

Get Ready to Rock!

By | August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Miami Film Festival is proud to announce the first two titles of the GEMS line-up, and both bring along with them a heavy dose of rock n’ roll. First up: Gimme Danger, directed by Jim Jarmusch. This in-depth documentary relives Iggy Pop’s tumultuous early performances as a member of The Stooges, along with his tendencies [...]

Carmina y amén tendrá su estreno norteamericano en MIFFecito

By | September 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Carmina y amén El Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) recién anunció la programación del MIFFecito 2014, el “minifestival” de MiamiFF que brindará una degustación preliminar a la trigésimo segunda edición que tendrá lugar del 6 al 15 de marzo del 2015. MIFFecito, con cuatro días de duración, del 16 al 19 de octubre próximos, [...]

TO KILL A MAN: Vengeance Goes to Sinister Heights

By | August 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Daniel Candia in To Kill a Man (Matar a un hombre) The impressive rise of Chilean cinema shows no signs of slowing down, and out of the five recently announced Oscar 2015 contenders from Chile for Best Foreign Language Film, three were featured at MiamiFF31 this past March: To Kill a Man (Matar [...]

Showcasing ‘Cinema Do Brasil’ in Miami

By | August 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Film posters: Vinicius, Bald Mountain, Brazilian Western, Tattoo Sunday night, at the 18th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami (which runs through August 24th in South Beach), aka BRAFF, Vinicius de Moraes, Brazil’s famous poet, composer and playwright was the focus of a 100th anniversary tribute. Vinicius is internationally known as lyricist [...]

Three Miami ENCUENTROS Projects Set to World Premiere at TIFF

By | August 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Miami International Film Festival's (MiamiFF) ENCUENTROS program is an industry leader in supporting Iberoamerican films in post-production toward their eventual debut on the world stage. Three out of the five projects featured in this past season's edition have just been announced at one of the world's most important film festivals, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). They [...]

Two-Time MiamiFF Alum Mark Jackson’s ‘War Story’ Set to Open at the Tower

By | August 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Writer/director/editor Mark Jackson was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2011,” following his directorial debut, Without, which was featured in MiamiFF 29’s America the Beautiful program. The award-winning drama is set on an isolated house on a remote Pacific Northwest island, where 19-year-old Josyln (Joslyn Jensen) becomes the caretaker of an old [...]

Griffin Dunne as Discoverer & Lasse Hallström’s Journey

By | August 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Actor-producer-director Griffin Dunne has the distinction of having starred in two 1980s cult favorites: as Jack Goodman in John Landis’ monster movie An American Werewolf in London (1981), and as Tommy Kelly in Martin Scorsese’s black comedy After Hours (1985)—produced with partner Amy Robinson through their company Double Play Productions. He moved to directing with [...]

MiamiFF Tributee Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ Shows Audiences are Ready for More Female Superheroes on Screen

By | July 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Each year, Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF) singles out a director whose films have uniquely achieved both vast international popularity and an enduring cult appeal. At MiamiFF 2007, the  5th annual Career Achievement Tribute honor went to French film director, writer, and producer Luc Besson, and included a retrospective selection of film clips and an on-stage [...]

Is ‘Boyhood’ Really About Motherhood?

By | July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood Last month, members of Miami International Film Festival's Miami Film Society were treated to a private screening of one of 2014's essential movies, Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Linklater is one of the American cinema's quietest great directors. His most resonant obsession is the passage of time [...]

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