‘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 […]

Meet Our 2019 Wolfson CinemaSlam Award Winner for Best Film

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University of Miami film student producer Cathleen Dean is part of the filmmaking team that won Miami Film Festival’s Wolfson Cinemaslam Award for Best Film Featuring Archival Material in 2019, for “Happy to Be Nappy”, a music video for Florida musician Alana DaCosta, directed by graduate student Xiao Che. Dean was awarded $5,000 cash. In […]

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 […]

Miami Film Festival Congratulates ’The Accused,’ Official Competition Selection at 75th Venice Film Festival

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Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival congratulates director Gonzalo Tobal, Rei Cine, K&S Films and Film Factory Entertainment for the Main Competition selection of The Accused (Acusada) as part of the 75th edition of the prestigious Venice International Film Festival. The Accused was a recipient of a cash development grant from Miami Film 2016, an initiative of Miami Film […]

Argentine Miami Film Festival Winners to World Premiere at TIFF

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Tigre, the Argentine film directed by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola and produced by Pucara Cinethat was the co-winner of the 2017 Miami Film Festival Encuentros post-production prize presented by Knight Foundation, will have its official World Premiere in September at the largest film event in the Americas, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), it was announced today. Additionally, Diego Lerman’s A Sort of Family, winner of […]

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 […]

A Call to Action from Your Film Festival

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What defunding the NEA would mean to Miami Dade College Cultural programs? The White House proposed budget for FY2018 officially recommends the complete defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). At Miami Dade College (MDC), we strongly believe that arts have the power to enable people to see beyond their differences. Because of this, […]

Miami Film Festival Titles Recognized at 2017 Goya Awards

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With the Goya Awards taking place just a few days away, we’re excited to be cheering on five titles that screened at the 2016 Miami Film Festival & Miami Film Festival’s GEMS, as well as four highly anticipated films that will premiere at the 34th annual Miami Film Festival in March:  Smoke & Mirrors, Maria […]

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 […]

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