‘The Two Popes’ Wins Gigi Guermont Audience Award at 2019 Gems Film Festival

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival (MFF) announced today that Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes is the winner of the MIAMI GEMS 2019 Gigi Guermont Audience Award, as MFF’s annual fall extension wrapped on Sunday night with record box office and with attendance at 98% capacity across the entire event. The festival took place Oct. 10-13. Inspired by […]

2019 Gems Film Festival: Staff Picks

Marriage Story: The central marriage in Noah Baumbach’s career-best film begins in such love, it’s frightening and bewildering to witness its stunning unravelling. With each successive choice facing theater director Charlie (Adam Driver) and his muse/actress wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) as they progress through a break-up, we ask ourselves: What would I have done or […]

Festival Programmer Lauren Cohen Promoted to Associate Director of Programming

Miami Film Festival is pleased to announce the promotion of programmer Lauren Cohen to the position of Associate Director of Programming. In her new role, Cohen will work closely with Director of Programming Jaie Laplante on shaping the Festival’s overall content strategy, philosophy and direction. “Lauren’s sharp eye for great cinema and her affinity for […]

BECOMING ASTRID at 35th Miami Book Fair

Miami Film Festival is partnering with Miami Book Fair at the Fair’s upcoming 35th Anniversary Edition with a screening of the film BECOMING ASTRID. In the film, young Astrid Lindgren, future author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking series, is eager to break free from the confines of her religious upbringing, so she accepts an internship […]

Monument Puts Miami Grand Prize Winner in U.S. Theaters

Did you know that Miami Film Festival’s annual Knight Competition Grand Jury Prize contains a US theatrical distribution incentive as a bonus to the prestige of winning Miami’s top annual film award? Festival regulations hold 50%, or $15,000 of the cash award, for 30 days after the close of the Festival to enable a sales […]

Carl Spence, Thom Powers, Kiva Reardon, Diana Cadavid: Miami Film Festival’s Dream Team

Miami Film Festival is proud to announce new and returning members of its program team as the 2017-18 season gets underway, leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival, March 9 -18, 2018, under the directon of the Festival’s Executive Director and Director of Programming, Jaie Laplante. NEW to the Miami program team this year […]

Unifrance and Miami Film Festival to Join Forces for Second Year

After a very successful debut in 2016, UniFrance and Miami Film Festival are pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of Mercado del Cine Francés en Miami, the French film sales market will take place within the 34th Miami Film Festival activities on March 5-7, 2017.   As a prominent film festival that welcomes agents, buyers and […]

Industry Registration Now Open

  Accreditation for VeoMiami, the industry market of the 2017 Miami Film Festival (March 3– 12, 2017), is now open until February 10, 2017 to all film professionals, including (but not limited to) sales agents, buyers, producers, production executives, craftspeople, financiers, festival programmers, film commissioners, film publicists, and exhibitors. Accreditation gives the following benefits: Access […]

Miami Film Festival Selections Earn Recognition in Mexico’s 58th Ariel Awards Nominations

A Monster With a Thousand Heads actress Jana Raluy   Here at Miami Film Festival, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best of world cinema, with a special focus on Ibero-American programming. So it’s no surprise to see that two of our acclaimed Mexican films that screened at the 2016 Festival are receiving the […]

‘I’ve Never Not Been From Miami’

This week, Miami International Film Festival announced our full lineup of 129 films, including 100 features and 29 shorts.  10 of those shorts form the wittily-named program “I’ve Never Not Been From Miami” (the double-negative “never not” being comically self-aware Miami parlance). The program pairs some of Miami’s foremost emerging filmmakers with some of the […]

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