General Information


Festival Dates: March 4 – 13, 2016

Festival Director: Jaie Laplante

Opening Night Film: My Big Night (Mi gran noche)  Spain, 2015, directed by Alex de la Iglesia

Awards Night Film: The Steps Canada, 2015, directed by Andrew Currie

Poster Art:  Light is what makes cinema possible. Light enables us to share ideas; fostering enlightenment, awareness, emotional journeys, and connections. In Miami-Dade, the Magic City expanding into a vast county teeming with creative individuals, our Festival offers the fertile ground for new films to expand in a collective imagination, bringing to fruition the talents of many, for all to witness and enjoy.

Spellbinding poster art by Magic City photographer Stian Roenning (who also created our dreamy 2011 poster); special effects, hair and makeup artist “Wildchild” Sean Fountain; Miami filmmaker/illustrator Ronnie Rivera; and model Gabriela Vasquez.