Argentina Wins Big In Critic’s Week (CANNES)

By | May 26th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

By Jaie Laplante, Executive Director & Director of Programming Santiago Mitre, director, at 2012 Miami International Film Festival. The 34-year-old Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre made a big impact in the Critic's Week at Cannes last week with his second feature, La patota (which will be titled Paulina for the international markets). Mitre's follow-up [...]

Directors’ Fortnight Selects Three Miami Alums

By | May 18th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

A parallel festival created by the French Directors Guild, Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) seeks to aid filmmakers and contribute to their discovery by critics and audiences alike. The 2015 program includes 19 feature-length films, culled from 1,623 submissions, with three new works by Miami alumni Jaco Van Dormael, Ciro Guerra, and Fernando León de Aranoa. [...]

A Miami Alumni Reunion at Cannes

By | May 14th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

AP_photo: The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off  with a grand display haute couture, none more striking than the vibrant, jaw-dropping dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o, who shared the following on her Instagram feed: "It's #GrasshopperGreen for @festivaldecannes opening night. Thank you @Chopard @Gucci and Uganda's women for the hair inspiration. #NseneneSeason #cannes2015.” The [...]

Film Festivals + TV = New Audiences

By | April 22nd, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

For a TV series, the spotlight of a Film Festival premiere is an opportunity to prove its ability to stand on its own as a cinematic story and attract new audiences. Now, as the quality of TV fare warrants it, a trend has begun to emerge as film festivals add new sections to their program [...]

2015 Festival Award Winners ~ It’s a Wrap!

By | March 17th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Writer, producer, director Phil Lord; The Obscure Spring poster The vibe of the night at this past Saturday's Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival Awards Night Ceremony, held at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center, may be best summed up by Miami-born writer, producer, director Phil Lord, who quoted the following food for thought [...]


By | March 2nd, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Two thousand and thirty two films have been screened by the Festival since it began in 1984, and 1,323 of those since 2004, when the event settled into its now permanent home at Miami Dade College.  This coming Friday, March 6th, and for 10 full days running, we will add 124 new films to both statistical columns, [...]

U.S. Premiere of Multiple Goya Winner MARSHLAND Added to Festival Lineup

By | February 17th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Raúl Arévalo and Javier Gutíerrez in Marshland Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival has just scored the U.S. Premiere of Marshland (La isla mínima), a stylish thriller which last week became the third highest Goya-awarded film in history—only The Sea Inside and Ay, Carmela! have won more—making it a worth-the-wait late addition [...]

GUEST BLOG: Cheryl Boone Isaacs & The Oscars, by Kevin Sharpley

By | February 13th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Cheryl Boone Isaacs The Academy Awards, the biggest event in film is coming soon, and so is my favorite event in film, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, and I'm truly as excited as I've ever been! Although I have accomplished quite a bit in my career, including a film that features [...]

An Amazing 34 Goya Nominations!

By | February 5th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival continues to demonstrate its close connections with Spain's best contemporary cinema, as Spain's Academia de Cine gets set to hand out its 29th set of Goya Awards this coming weekend, on February 7th at the Centro de Convenciones y Congresos Principe Felipe in Madrid. This year, the Festival's programming has [...]

Canada & Comedy

By | February 2nd, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

One of Canada's greatest entertainment exports has long been its seemingly endless supply of talented comedians. Just putting Canada and comedy in the same sentence instantly brings to mind the classic sketch comedy show SCTV, through which such comic geniuses as Martin Short, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Moranis, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy [...]

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