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Premiere Sponsors


Knight Foundation

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more,


Miami Dade County

Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations, as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more, visit



Comcast Communications

Comcast Corporation is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal,which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks. For more, visit


Miami Beach VCA

Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is a seven-member authority that was established by the State of Florida in 1967 to support the tourism industry in Miami Beach. By law, MBVCA funding comes from a portion of the bed-resort tax in Miami Beach and must be re-invested in tourist-related opportunities. The MBVCA strategically focuses funding and programming on events and programs that: improve the tourist experience, enhance the global marketing and branding of Miami Beach, attract visitors to stay in Miami Beach and result in significant and positive media visibility. For more,



American Airlines

American Airlines

American Airlines is proud to sponsor and serve as the Official Airline for the Miami International Film Festival. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,400daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning website,®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. For more, visit


HBO Latino


HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its HBO®, HBO2®, HBO(r) Signature, HBO(r) Plus, HBO(r) Family, HBO Caribbean(r), Cinemax(r),MAX(r), MAX HD(r) and MaxPrimeSM and HBO OD. For more, visit



Principal Sponsors

Tilia     Alfred I DuPont     Dolby Content Services     Lexus     Miami Downtown Development Authority     Regal Entertainment Group     Stella Artois     Univision 23     Univision Radio


Producing Sponsors

America Economia     byejoe     Continental Film Lans     Diario Las Americas     Egeda     Film O Tech     Florida Dept. of Cultural Affairs     Magna-Tech     Miami Magazine     The Miami Herald          Gusman Center     The Standard Spa     Telemundo     Tr3s     Viendo Movies


Supporting Sponsors

Baoli     Epic Miami Hotel     FPL     Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau     Haven Lounge     IMDB     JW Marriot Marquis Miami     Miami Parking Authority     Miami New Times     Pyrat Rums     Nikki Beach Selecta magazine Ultimat Vodka


Media Sponsors

Atlantic Broadband     Cineinforme     Miami Community Newspaper     Eurocinema     LatinAm Cinema     Miami ArtZine     Miami Today News     MUBI     Poder     Screen International     WDNA


Targeted Sponsors

Five Napkin Burger     Amore Pacific     Audiosocket     Azul     The Betsy Hotel     Books & Books     Bloomingdales     Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge     Chateau D'Esclans     Cibo Wine Bar     Confucius Institute     Controluce     Copelia     Coral Gables Art Cinema     Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce     Coral Gables Country Club     Coral Gables     Cotton Cravings     Crave     Crem     DB Bistro Moderne     FIU - Latin American & Caribbean Center     Fleming's Steak House     Frederick Wildman     La Taberna Giralda     Jordan Ressler     Miami LGBT     Miami Beach Cinematheque      Miami Silkscreens     The Miami Foundation     Morton's     Native Films     The Oceanaire     Omnomnom Cookies     Osklen     O Cinema     Kind Healthy Snacks     Tarpon Bend      Panama Film Commission     Piola     Popcorn Indiana     Seasons 52     TeleFilm Canada     Truluck's     Tuyo     University of Miami