October 12 – 15, 2017 at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami

Our four-day fall film event, GEMS 2017, will unfold on October 12 – 15, 2017, at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami..

GEMS will provide Floridians and visitors with an exclusive specially curated program of new movies that will dominate award-season conversations, as well as international box office sensations and special discoveries.  All of this is part of our countdown to the Festival’s 35th edition next March 2 – 11, 2018.

Past editions of GEMS attracted media celebrity stars such as  Don Francisco, Kate del Castillo, Guillermo Francella, Rodrigo Santoro and Juan Pablo Raba, and filmmakers such as Pablo Trapero, Trey Edward Shults, Marcos Carnevale, and Patricia Riggen. Participating films seen by GEMS attendees months in advance of their subsequent Oscar wins and nominations included The Salesman, Toni Erdmann, Brooklyn,Youth, and Embrace of the Serpent.