Miami Film Festival 2021 Poster Revealed

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Miami Film Festival reiterated our commitment to a safe, in-person event of the 38th edition, March 5 – 14, 2021 – opening on “305 Day,” which is the area code for Miami. We are excited to reveal our poster for the edition ahead, a specific homage to Miami Film Festival’s pride in the “305,” designed by Los Angeles-based […]

GEMS 2020 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

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Miami Film Festival is happy to announce that HBO’s The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and Amazon’s Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed have tied for the MIAMI GEMS 2020 Audience Award. MFF’s annual fall event took place from October 8-11 as a hybrid event that included virtual screenings and panels. Directed by Frank Marshall, The Bee Gees: How Can You […]

Stream MUCHO MUCHO AMOR on Netflix Starting July 8

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Miami Film Festival 2020 Official Selection, MUCHO MUCHO AMOR: THE LEGEND OF WALTER MERCADO, will be available to stream on Netflix starting Wednesday, July 8.  Extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer legend Walter Mercado charmed the world for over 30 years with his televised horoscopes. Equal parts Oprah, Liberace, and Mr. Rogers, Walter was a celebrated daily part of [...]

Watch WELCOME TO CHECHNYA on HBO On Demand Starting July 1

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Miami Film Festival 2020 Official Selection WELCOME TO CHECHNYA will be available on HBO On Demand starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague) delivers a suspenseful real-life thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Inspired by The New Yorker reporting of Masha Gessen, the film follows a [...]

PAPER CHILDREN YouTube Originals Premiere

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Miami Film Festival 2020 Official Selection PAPER CHILDREN will premiere Thursday, June 25 at 6pm on YouTube. PAPER CHILDREN explores America’s invisible refugee crisis through the eyes of one Miami family who navigate a broken system with unwavering resilience. The Gonzalez parents are working hard on a new start in south Florida to create hope […]

2020 Miami Film Festival: Programmer Picks

Jaie Laplante Executive Director and Director of Programming Boys State This documentary is a fresh reminder of the crucial role of leadership in our society. For years, the American Legion has been organizing summer camps for high schoolers in nearly every U.S. state to stage mock election campaigns as a means of understanding how the [...]

‘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

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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’

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Miami International Film Festival Boasts 54 Goya Award Nominations Ahead of Spanish-Rich 2016 Line-Up

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