Poster Announced for the 41st Miami Film Festival!

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The Poster: “The inspiration for the poster was to capture Miami’s native wildlife in a behind-the-scenes moment. I wanted each animal to have their own role in the filmmaking magic.” – Gabriel Alcala, Artist Meet the Artist: Gabriel Alcala is an artist and illustrator based in Miami, Florida. His work, buoyant and subversive, updates the sly […]

MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL 2023 AWARD WINNERS

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40TH MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS With another year in the books, Miami Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full list of award winners from our 40th edition! From March 3-12,  we celebrated the finest in cinema with over $100,000 going to films that were selected by our esteemed juries of industry professionals. Congratulations […]

MiamiFF 2023 | Secure Your Tickets Today

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The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner — our 40th Annual Miami Film Festival will take place March 3-12, 2023. Embrace the festive feelings of the season and treat yourself to the Magic City’s ultimate cinematic celebration! Take advantage of our holiday sale and save 10% on select Miami Film Society packages when […]

MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL 2022 AWARD WINNERS

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39TH MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS (left to right: stills from “Freda,” and “You Can Always Come Home” With another year in the books, Miami Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full list of award winners from our 39th edition! $25,000 Knight MARIMBAS Award: Freda, directed by Géssica Généus Making its US premiere, the […]

GEMS 2021 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

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King Richard is the winner of the MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL GEMS 2021 Audience Award. The Warner Bros release starring and produced by Will Smith and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green served as the Centerpiece screening for the festival, which wrapped up its new seven-day format on Nov. 10th. Festival audiences voted for Sony Pictures Classics’ documentary contender Julia, directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, as first runner-up.  […]

From Miami Film Festival to the Academy Awards: MFF Winners to Compete at This Year’s Oscars

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We may have closed out the 38th edition of Miami Film Festival yesterday, but we’re still celebrating our 2021 lineup in a big way. Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and we’re so proud to have six Festival winners being recognized at this year’s Academy Awards! Sound of Metal – which tied for our Audience […]

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 […]

WATCH PARTY: Join us this Friday for a viewing of MFF 2015 winner THEEB!

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If ever there was a film that embodied Miami Film Festival’s Jordan Ressler First Feature Award, it’s our 2015 winner Theeb. Not only is it director and co-writer Naji Abu Nowar’s first feature film, it’s the film debut of nearly every actor who appears on screen, as well as the first Jordanian film to ever […]

What to Stream While Quarantined: The Time is NOW

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With mass protests against police brutality and racial injustice underway all over the country, now is a time for self-reflection, education, and action. Miami Film Festival’s ongoing mission to connect art to audiences leads us this week to foreground stories by Black filmmakers that illuminate the real issues of today. We urge you to watch […]

‘Military Wives’ is a feel-good dramedy about music and friendship

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In the time of coronavirus and social distancing, we could all use a little pick-me-up. Military Wives, directed by The Full Monty’s Peter Cattaneo, is a film that’ll do just that. Charming and emotional, it’s a movie that just hits the spot. All you need to do is let it wrap you up in its […]

What to Stream While Quarantined: Part 6

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As we all try to navigate the quickly-changing film landscape in the time of coronavirus, we’re committed to continuing our mission of connecting art with audiences, and bringing you world-class cinema to watch on a daily basis. With 37 wonderful editions of Miami Film Festival behind us, we’ve assembled a list of some of our […]

What to Stream While Quarantined: Part 5

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As we all try to navigate the quickly-changing film landscape in the time of coronavirus, we’re committed to continuing our mission of connecting art with audiences, and bringing you world-class cinema to watch on a daily basis. With 37 wonderful editions of Miami Film Festival behind us, we’ve assembled a list of some of our […]

What to Stream While Quarantined: Part 3

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As we all try to navigate the quickly-changing film landscape in the time of coronavirus, we’re committed to continuing our mission of connecting art with audiences, and bringing you world-class cinema to watch on a daily basis. With 37 wonderful editions of Miami Film Festival behind us, we’ve assembled a list of some of our […]

What to Stream While Quarantined: Part 2

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As we all try to navigate the quickly-changing film landscape in the time of coronavirus, we’re committed to continuing our mission of connecting art with audiences, and bringing you world-class cinema to watch on a daily basis. With 37 wonderful editions of Miami Film Festival behind us, we’ve assembled a list of some of our […]

Sparks in the Time of Solitude: Knight Heroes 2020

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“Motivation” is the number one issue cited by colleagues and friends that I’m in regular contact with since the Safer-At-Home Order has brought drastic changes to our everyday lives. Adjusting to the new reality is work unto itself; staying creatively inspired in addition takes dedicated focus! Even though the 37th edition of Miami Film Festival [...]

What to Stream While Quarantined: Miami Film Festival Edition

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As we all try to navigate the quickly-changing film landscape in the time of coronavirus, we’re committed to continuing our mission of connecting art with audiences, and bringing you world-class cinema to watch on a daily basis. With 37 wonderful editions of Miami Film Festival behind us, we’ve assembled a list of some of our […]

A Look at Gonzalo Maza’s THIS IS CRISTINA, 2020 Winner, Jordan Ressler Award, 37th Miami Film Festival

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The 37th edition of Miami Film Festival ended prematurely on March 12, 2020, with 20% of the Festival’s official selection left unscreened. One of those films was the eagerly anticipated US premiere of Gonzalo Maza’s directorial debut, THIS IS CRISTINA. However, the jury members of the Festival’s Jordan Ressler First Feature Award were able to [...]

WHEN LIBERTY BURNS and LA LLORONA Win Top Jury Awards At 37th Miami Film Festival; THE FIGHT and 90 MINUTES Take Audience Awards

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WHEN LIBERTY BURNS and LA LLORONA Win Top Jury Awards At 37th Miami Film Festival; THE FIGHT and 90 MINUTES Take Audience Awards FiGa Films’ Los Lobos & This is Cristina take other major awards When Liberty Burns, an incisive look at Miami’s infamous 1980 race riots in Liberty City stemming from the fatal police […]

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 [...]
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