Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is Miami International Film Festival 2016? 

The Festival will celebrate its 33rd Edition from March 4-13, 2016

Screening venues include:

  • Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center (Downtown Miami)
  • Regal South Beach Cinemas (Miami Beach)
  • MDC’s Tower Theater (Little Havana)
  • O Cinema Miami Beach (Miami Beach)
  • Coral Gables Art Cinema (Coral Gables)
  • Cinépolis (Coconut Grove)

Additional venues for parties & special events will be listed in the Film Guide.


For more information on MIFF submission requirements, visit our Call for Entries page.


Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler Street, Miami)

Valet parking is available from DEC Parking under the 777 Sign across from the theater (145 E. Flagler Street). Typically it is $15 per car.

There is also a nearby Parking Garage, called Convention Center (G4) at 100 SE 2nd Street (two blocks south of the theater). Validation for this garage is available for $5.00 at the Main Bar in the Theater Lobby

There is also Free Flagler Parking available every evening on Flagler Street from Biscayne Boulevard to W. 1st Avenue (valid 6 PM – 7 AM).

Regal South Beach Cinemas (1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach)

Guests who park in Lincoln Center Parking, at 1623 Alton Rd., adjacent to the Regal, may have their parking ticket validated by the theater for a reduced rate. Validation machine is at the customer service desk on the second floor. If the Lincoln Center lot is full, you may also find parking at 1111 Lincoln Road Parking garage or metered street parking.

Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th Street, Miami)

The Tower Theater is handicap accessible. There is plenty of metered parking available on 8th Street (Calle Ocho) as well as well as a public lot behind the cinema, where there are a number of free parking spaces available.

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O Cinema Miami Beach (500 71st Street, Miami Beach)

Parking is plentiful in North Beach! There are several public parking lots owned and operated by the City of Miami Beach surrounding the

cinema that we recommend. There is a small parking lot just east of the building on the corner of Byron Ave and 71st (next to Prima Pasta) and a much larger lot on 73rd Street and Collins Avenue. All metered parking lots are enforced from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00

p.m., seven days per week. Parking is free all week long after 6pm!

Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables)

There is an adjacent parking garage which costs $1.50 for 3 hours when validated in theater. After that it is $1.00 per hour.

Cinépolis (3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove)

$2 for 4 hours in the CoCowalk garage when validated in theater lobby.

Daytime rates:

Up to 2 hours  = $3.00   rates valid from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday to Friday: up to 2 hours = $3.00, all day to 6:00 pm = $6.00

Saturday & Sunday daytime: flat rate = $8.00

Evening rates::

Rates valid from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Monday to Wednesday: flat rate = $7.00

Thursday to Saturday: flat rate= $9.00

Rates subject to change.

Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)

Paid parking is directly behind the building in a covered garage. Entrance is on 12th street.

Bill Cosford Theater (5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables)

Parking in commuter lots is free on the weekends. Closest one is located at

5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.


Is this film appropriate for children?

We have a few select films in the festival that are focused on family-friendly content. However, most films are not yet rated and we are unable to advise on appropriate content. Please be sure to read film descriptions carefully. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets. We do not give refunds based on content!

How does seating work?

All Pass Holders and Ticket Holders must be seated 15 minutes before showtime to guarantee their seat. Empty seats will be sold to Rush Line patrons. All seats are general admission, and multiple-seat saving is not permitted. Please understand there is select, limited reserved seating for certain level of members and VIPs.

What if I’m late to a screening?

Late seating is not guaranteed. If you arrive late, and seats are still available, you may be seated at the discretion of the Theater Manager. Please keep in mind, if it is a sold out show, remaining empty seats are sold to the Rush Line 15 minutes before show time. We strongly encourage you to arrive and be seated 15 minutes prior to the published show start time.

What are Rush tickets?

Rush tickets are sold 10 minutes before show time at the theater where the film is being shown. If a film is at Rush, it means that there are no more advance sales tickets for that screening. We try to accommodate all pass holders and ticket holders up until 15 minutes prior to the screening. If there are any available seats, tickets will be sold to the Rush Line on a first come, first serve basis. If you are not seated 15 minutes before showtime, you are in danger of your seat being sold to the Rush Line.

Can I reserve tickets? 

Tickets are either purchased or not purchased. They cannot be reserved.

Can I get tickets for other days/theatres at any box office? 

Yes! All Theater Box Offices can process advanced ticket purchases. The immediate screening has priority with ticket sales over advanced ticket sales; this allows proper timing for theatre traffic to run smoothly.

Can I get day of show tickets at the box office? 

Yes! On the day of the screening, tickets are for sale at all of the venues and online, subject to availability. The theatre box offices open 1 hour before the first screening of the day and closes 30 minutes after the last screening. If day-of-show tickets are no longer available, you can always try the Rush Line!

Can I swap my tickets?

Unfortunately, no. Due to limited capacities at each theater, we can only honor the tickets you purchased.

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no. We do not allow exchanges or refunds. All orders are final.

What if I lost my tickets?

Unfortunately, we cannot reprint tickets. MIFF is not responsible for lost, stolen, forgotten or damaged tickets.

What is a Member?

Members of the Miami Film Society are the generous folks who have made contributions to support Miami International Film Festival (MIFF). Benefits of being a member are applicable during the Festival, and for year-round programs and sneak screenings.

Who gets to stand in the EARLY ACCESS LINE? How can I join them?

Generally speaking, people who have made generous contributions to the festival: sponsors and members, as well as special festival guests: filmmakers and industry members. If you would like to join the line, we welcome you to learn more about becoming a member for next year!

Are all of your venues Wheelchair Accessible? 

Yes, all of our venues are wheelchair accessible. MIFF is committed to accommodating audience members with disabilities. To receive assistance, please make yourself known to the Theater Manager. All screening venues and their bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Recording Devices

The use of cameras, or of other recording equipment is strictly prohibited during any screening or program.

Patron Courtesies 

While waiting in line, please be considerate of our neighbors and local businesses, and be sure to not block their entrances.