There is magic in the air – this year’s spellbinding poster art is the work of 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.

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.