BIG NEWS for International Feature Film Nominees + MIAMI GEMS

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VARIETY PARTNERSHIP + GEMS 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT!  BIG NEWS! The Worst Person In The World will screen at GEMS 2021 First of all, we announced yesterday a renewal of our partnership with VARIETY to present the 2022 International Feature Film Nominees Roundtable at our 39th edition, March 4 – 13, 2022, featuring next year’s five Oscar nominated […]

Pedro Almodóvar: Precious Gem Master Award

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Maestro Pedro Almodóvar with his Miami Film Festival 2021 Precious Gem Master Award. We’re so happy to have had Almodóvar join us virtually at this year’s Festival to accept the award and introduce the Miami premiere of his first English-language film, the live-action short The Human Voice. ⠀ Over the years, we have presented numerous […]

A Toast to our Oscar Winners!

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It was a huge night for Denmark with Thomas Vinterberg’s ANOTHER ROUND taking home the Oscar for Best International Feature Film. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film follows four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: […]

QUO VADIS, AIDA? and CUBAN DANCER Win Top Jury Awards At 38th Miami Film Festival; Other Feature Awards Given to LORELEI and THE CITY OF WILD BEASTS

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⠀ Stories that span two hemispheres – from the culture shock of a Cuban ballet dancer who relocates to Florida, to the wartime plight of a UN translator in Bosnia and Herzegovina – have earned top prizes at the 38th edition of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Film Festival. Presented in a hybrid format this year, with […]

Enjoy Miami Film Festival 2021 On Your Apple TV or an HDMI-enabled TV

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⠀ ⠀ Are you planning to participate in the 2021 Miami Film Festival (March 5 through 14) virtually? Do you have Apple TV or an HDMI-enabled TV? Then you can experience our online screenings, Q&A’s, and Master Classes on your television set using the Miami Film Festival app or HDMI cables! It is important to […]

Enjoy Miami Film Festival 2021 Screenings, Master Classes and Q&A’s from Your Favorite Movie-Watching Spot at Home

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⠀ ⠀ Want to join the 2021 Miami Film Festival screenings, Master Classes and Q&A’s without leaving that favorite movie-watching spot in your home? Have we got a deal for you! Do you have a Smart TV enabled with AirPlay or Chromecast? Do you have at TV with 3rd gen or later Chromecast? Great! Here’s […]

Maximize Your Miami Film Festival 2021 Experience

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⠀ ⠀ We want you to have the best Miami Film Festival engagement possible. That’s why we’re currently offering both in-theater and virtual programming, and will continue to do so during the March Festival. If you like an in-theater experience, know that we are following all health and safety guidelines, including significantly reduced capacities, social […]

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. 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 artist Akiko Stehrenberger. Stehrenberger is one of the most respected movie poster designers […]

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

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 […]

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