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/
5 09, 2017

FAITH IS CHALLENGED IN 2015 VENICE AWARD WINNER ‘FREE IN DEED’

By |2019-03-11T19:02:58-04:00September 5th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Faith-based cinema has been on the steady rise for a while now. Films like Heaven is for Real, God’s Not Dead and Miracles from Heaven have proven to be extremely lucrative, and Hollywood has taken notice, bringing what was once a distinctly niche genre into the mainstream. These films have managed to pull in big name [...]

6 02, 2017

2017’s PRECIOUS GEM AWARD HONOREE: SILVIA RIOS

By |2019-03-11T19:03:02-04:00February 6th, 2017|COMMUNITY|0 Comments

As the 34th Miami Film Festival patrons gather for Awards Night on Saturday, March 11th, one very special Award honoree will already be known in advance: Miami Film Society member Silvia Rios Fortun. PLATINUM member Silvia Rios Fortun has been a member of Miami Film Society for 34 consecutive years.  She has never missed an [...]

23 12, 2016

ELLE is the Must-See Movie of the Year

By |2019-03-11T19:03:03-04:00December 23rd, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

When describing the plot of Elle, one may feel the need to tread lightly. That’s because director Paul Verhoeven’s latest pushes the boundaries of political correctness and – perhaps in some minds – plain good taste. It’s a movie that has every reason not to work, every reason to incite outrage. But against all odds, Elle turns [...]

14 12, 2016

Director David Frankel Talks Collateral Beauty and Miami Film Festival

By |2019-03-11T19:03:03-04:00December 14th, 2016|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and yes -- big, star-studded films. So it’s no surprise that Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Keira Knightley, is being released on December 16, just in time for the holiday season. Not without its competition, Collateral Beauty is [...]

29 11, 2016

France’s Dueling Divas

By |2019-03-11T19:03:04-04:00November 29th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Catherine Deneuve is the Parisian blonde bombshell best known for films such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle du Jour and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion. Often drawn to the darker corners of cinema, Isabelle Huppert is the alluring, mysterious icon best known for her sadistic role in Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher and La Ceremonie. On December [...]

18 10, 2016

I, DANIEL BLAKE Wins GEMS Audience Award

By |2019-03-11T19:03:04-04:00October 18th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE As we wrap up another successful edition of our fall film event GEMS, we’re excited to introduce yet another incredible film into our Audience Award canon: I, Daniel Blake. Directed by the great British director Ken Loach and winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or [...]

29 09, 2016

Who Are You Voting For?

By |2019-03-11T19:03:05-04:00September 29th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|0 Comments

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 [...]

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