About Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen is a Film Programmer with Miami Film Festival. In addition to programming, she also runs the Festival’s membership level for young professionals, CineClub. To learn more, visit http://miamifilmfestival.com/programmers/

Who Are You Voting For?

By | September 29th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

One of the greatest delights of the Festival life is finding out what will be crowned the audience favorite. For GEMS, that tradition started in 2015, where we unveiled the Gigi Guermont GEMS Audience Award. Genevieve “Gigi” Guermont was an ardent supporter of the arts and a cherished member of the Festival’s host committee, making it [...]

Miami Film Festival’s Fall Movie Picks

By | September 23rd, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Fall movie season is official upon us, and with it comes Miami Film Festival’s mini fall festival GEMS. Featuring a stunning 13-film line-up of some of the most buzzed-about titles of the year, Miami film lovers can rest assured knowing that they’ll be taken care of this fall season. But when GEMS 2016 comes to [...]

Get Ready to Rock!

By | August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Miami Film Festival is proud to announce the first two titles of the GEMS line-up, and both bring along with them a heavy dose of rock n’ roll. First up: Gimme Danger, directed by Jim Jarmusch. This in-depth documentary relives Iggy Pop’s tumultuous early performances as a member of The Stooges, along with his tendencies [...]

Review: 2016 Festival Selection ‘Weiner’ Opens at MDC’s Tower Theater

By | May 20th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|

“The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.” – Marshall McLuhan So begins Weiner, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s energetic, powerhouse documentary about Anthony Weiner. It’s a fitting quote; the former democratic congressman was caught in the middle of a sexting scandal when it came to light that he [...]

Miami Film Society Spotlight: THE LAST KING

By | May 20th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

One of the best perks of being a Miami Film Society member is that it broadens your cinematic horizons. With free monthly screenings specially curated by the Miami Film Festival’s expert programmers, it’s easy to find yourself seeing films you may have never sought out on your own. And that’s when the magic happens. We [...]

The Other Side of Summer Cinema

By | May 12th, 2016|SPECIAL EDITION|

Summer movie season is upon us, and with it comes blockbusters and superstars galore. This summer is filled with big movies that look like a ton of fun – Suicide Squad, The BFG, and R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party, just to name a few. But every summer there are those smaller, less flashy releases that [...]

Miami Film Festival Alumni Head to 2016 Cannes Film Festival

By | April 28th, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival line-up was recently revealed, and it’s just as glitzy and star-studded as ever. With the world-renowned festival heading into its 69th edition, we look back on some of the Miami Film Festival’s esteemed alumni who are premiering films that are sure to make a splash at Cannes, taking place May [...]

Festival Favorite ‘Havana Motor Club’ Takes Miami


Havana Motor Club has a long, cherished history with Miami International Film Festival. One of the most fascinating events of the 2014 Festival was filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt’s special presentation on his creative process in constructing Havana Motor Club, his portrait of Cuba’s top underground drag racers of classic American cars. Attendees were lucky enough to be treated to [...]

GEMS Winner ‘The Clan’ Now Playing at MDC’s Tower Theater

By | March 30th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|

They say truth is stranger than fiction. After seeing The Clan, you’ll be inclined to agree. On the surface the Puccios look like most other families. But something sinister is lurking behind the closed doors of the Puccios’ home. Family patriarch Arquimedes (Guillermo Francella), along with the help of his eldest son (Peter Lanzani) have [...]

Foreign Language Oscar Nominees Make Their Way to MDC’s Tower Theater

By | January 28th, 2016|TOWER THEATER|

The Oscars are exactly one month away, and with Hollywood’s biggest night just around the corner, it’s time for film aficionados to get caught up on the buzziest of the nominated titles. The Best Foreign Language Film category is often the trickiest to tackle -- but not in Miami. We have a booming Festival and art [...]

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