About Jaie Laplante

Jaie Laplante is the Festival’s Executive Director and Director of Programming. To learn more, visit http://miamifilmfestival.com/programmers/
9 07, 2018

Joint Custody Blows

By |2019-03-11T19:02:54-05:00July 9th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

First, the laughter. In 2005, American indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach released his third major film and received his only Oscar nomination to date with The Squid and The Whale (one night only at the Tower – Tuesday, July 17th), a semi-autobiographical remembrance of his teenage perceptions of the divorce of his Brooklyn [...]

22 05, 2018

Penélope & Javier

By |2019-03-11T19:02:55-05:00May 22nd, 2018|Celebrity, FILM SPOTLIGHT, TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

Is there a more glamorous real-life couple on the world’s cinema screens (and stage) today than Spanish superstars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem? At this year’s edition of the legendary Cannes Film Festival, the married actors walked up the steps of the historic red carpet where their newest film, Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) [...]

3 05, 2018

Miami, You’re so Blessed!

By |2019-03-11T19:02:55-05:00May 3rd, 2018|TOWER THEATER|0 Comments

You may have heard about the latest epic battle for the future of cinema that erupted last month: Cannes Film Festival vs. Netflix. In one corner…the Festival, passionately defending the originist notion that cinema is at its purest in a theatrical setting.  In the other…Netflix, the world’s newest megastudio, with $8 billion to fund the [...]

5 04, 2018


By |2019-03-11T19:02:56-05:00April 5th, 2018|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

OPUNTIA Directed by David Fenster Documentary | 2017 | 56 min. MDC's Tower Theater Miami | Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 PM Florida has long been famous for its wacky history, but Miami native and Miami Film Festival alumnus David Fenster turns that machine up to “11” with his delightfully off-kilter supernatural séance [...]

6 02, 2018


By |2019-03-11T19:02:56-05:00February 6th, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Five years after Darlene Love nearly blew the roof of Olympia Theater when she opened the 2013 Miami Film Festival with Morgan Neville’s 20 Feet From Stardom, another Sundance world premiere is heading straight for the sunshine for its first post-Park City landing: Jason Reitman’s Tully, a last-minute “surprise screening” addition to Robert Redford’s festival, [...]

1 02, 2018

ROSSY RETURNS! (To The Big Screen)

By |2019-03-11T19:02:56-05:00February 1st, 2018|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

MADAME Directed by Amanda Sthers France l 2017 l 91 minutes English, Spanish, French with English Subtitles COMEDY In her on-stage conversation at the 2017 Festival, our Marquee guest Rossy de Palma dished about a new French production of an English-language comedy that she just finished shooting – MADAME, written and [...]

16 01, 2018

Jean-Marc Barr Returns to Miami With All-New Take on Famed Free-Diver Jacques Mayol

By |2019-03-11T19:02:56-05:00January 16th, 2018|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

French-American actor and filmmaker Jean-Marc Barr will attend the North American premiere of the new documentary Dolphin Man, about the life and legacy of the French free diving legend Jacques Mayol, whom Barr played in Luc Besson’s 1988 international blockbuster hit, The Big Blue, at Miami Film Festival’s upcoming 35th anniversary edition to be held [...]

16 01, 2018

World Premiere of Mateo Gil’s Newest Film & Two Additional High-Profile Spanish Features Announced for 35th Miami Film Festival as First Two Marquee Events

By |2019-03-11T19:02:57-05:00January 16th, 2018|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

Top left: Mateo Gil and Miami Film Festival director Jaie Laplante. Photo credit: Anthony Nader; Top right: Berta Vázquez in The Laws of Thermodynamics Bottom: The Laws of Thermodynamics Multi-award-winning Spanish filmmaker Mateo Gil will present the World premiere of his latest film, The Laws of Thermodynamics (Las leyes de la termodinámica), [...]

10 01, 2018

Nominees Announced for Zeno Mountain Award at MDC’s 35th Miami Film Festival

By |2019-03-11T19:02:57-05:00January 10th, 2018|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

There’s just 2 months to go until the 35th MDC Miami Film Festival is fully underway, and the full slate of nominees for one of the Festival’s new categories has already been announced. The universal distinction of the three features and four short films that make up this year’s Zeno Mountain Award candidates is that [...]

8 12, 2017

The Florida Project Producers Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri Will Receive PRECIOUS GEM AWARD at 35th Miami Film Festival

By |2019-03-11T19:02:57-05:00December 8th, 2017|SPECIAL EDITION|0 Comments

The Florida Project producers Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri will receive the  PRECIOUS GEM AWARD at the 35th Miami Film Festival and participate in a Master Class open to accredited industry members. The Precious Gem Award presentation will be made at the Festival’s Awards Night Gala on March 17, 2018.  Earlier in the week, [...]

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