By | July 25th, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Ciro Guerra’s EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL GEMS 2015) won in seven of the eight categories for which it was up for at the 3rd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards on Sunday night in Uruguay, including Best Feature Film and Best Director for Guerra. Another MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL GEMS 2015 film, THE CLUB, by Pablo Larraín was awarded [...]

RESTLESS LOVE (AMORES URBANOS) will compete for the IV Sebastiane Latino Award

By | July 13th, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Vera Egito’s debut feature, RESTLESS LOVE (AMORES URBANOS), which had its World Premiere at the 2016 Miami Film Festival, is one of the six contenders for the IV Sebastiane Latino Award, to be presented at the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2016. The 2015 prize went to another Miami Festival film, BUTTERFLY (MARIPOSA), by Marcos [...]

Miami Film Festival Alumni Head to 2016 Cannes Film Festival

By | April 28th, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival line-up was recently revealed, and it’s just as glitzy and star-studded as ever. With the world-renowned festival heading into its 69th edition, we look back on some of the Miami Film Festival’s esteemed alumni who are premiering films that are sure to make a splash at Cannes, taking place May [...]

Festival Films Earn Recognition in Mexico’s 58th Ariel Awards Nominations

By | April 15th, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

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 [...]

Festival Favorite ‘Havana Motor Club’ Takes Miami


Havana Motor Club has a long, cherished history with Miami International Film Festival. One of the most fascinating events of the 2014 Festival was filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt’s special presentation on his creative process in constructing Havana Motor Club, his portrait of Cuba’s top underground drag racers of classic American cars. Attendees were lucky enough to be treated to [...]

Art of Nonfiction

By | January 21st, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson In recent years, much of the focus in documentary filmmaking has been on content: what’s the best story to tell, not necessarily what’s the most cinematic way to tell it.  Add to this the pressures of traditional documentary funding opportunities, grants that demand “impact” and “reach,” and the art [...]

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

By | December 15th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Alex Garcia and Inma Cuesta in The Bride (La novia). On the heels of announcing our Opening Night film My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) along with a rich slate of diverse films from Spain, nominees have been revealed for the 30th annual Premios Goya, Spain’s prestigious and star-studded annual event à la [...]

Oscar Candidates at GEMS

By | September 18th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

With our fall festival, GEMS, just one month away, it’s easy to forget that we’re quickly heading into Oscar season. Around this time every year, countries outside of the U.S. have the opportunity to submit a film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, all in the hope of being one of the [...]

Ezra Miller, on the Cusp of Major Stardom

By | June 8th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

By Jaie Laplante, Executive Director & Director of Programming The 22-year-old actor Ezra Miller invigorates two summer movies opening over the next month. In Sophie Barthes’ well-toned new adaptation of the classic Flaubert novel Madame Bovary, opening this Friday, Miller cuts a startlingly contemporary figure out of Bovary’s student-clerk lover Leon Dupuis. In Miami-born filmmaker [...]

Chile is Winner of Cannes’ First Documentary Award

By | June 1st, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

By Jaie Laplante, Executive Director & Director of Programming Amidst grumblings that the world’s most important film gathering in Cannes disparages the documentary genre (only five documentaries have appeared in the Official Competition in the past 40 years) , France’s national Civil Society of Multimedia Authors this year initiated L’Oeil d’or, a new award to [...]

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