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1410, 2019

Fernando Meirelles’ THE TWO POPES Wins Gigi Guermont Audience Award at 2019 Gems Film Festival

October 14th, 2019|

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 a true story, The Two Popes is a riveting character drama which sees Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce in a verbal [...]

2309, 2019

MONOS Opens This Week at Tower Theater Miami

September 23rd, 2019|

“I wanted to shape the film like a fever dream, that Buñuelian idea of dreaming while you're awake,” director Alejandro Landes said about his latest feature, Monos, opening at Tower Theater Miami on September 26th. And a fever dream of epic proportions is what he delivers, taking inspiration not simply from Luis Buñuel, but from some of the greatest films about war and what it does to those involved in it, be they victims or [...]

1709, 2019

GEMS 2019: Staff Picks

September 17th, 2019|

The Miami Film Festival programming team is here to give you their personal recommendations for GEMS 2019.   Jaie Laplante, Executive Director and Director of Programming 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 [...]

708, 2019

Meet Our 2019 Wolfson Cinemaslam Award Winner for Best Film

August 7th, 2019|

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 2020, the Award will be open to all eligible film students across the State of Florida, and this year [...]

1807, 2019

Festival Programmer Lauren Cohen Promoted to Associate Director of Programming

July 18th, 2019|

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 the audience nuances of Miami’s movie-loving public make her a natural choice to have a more influential role in shaping [...]

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  • That moment when you find out PAIN AND GLORY is opening at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend.
    October 16, 2019
  • The ballots were submitted, the votes were cast and the numbers have been tallied. The recipient of the Gigi Guermont Audience Award for the 2019 Gems Film Festival is THE TWO POPES! Runner-Up: PARASITE 2nd Runner-Up (Tie): HONEY BOY DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
    October 14, 2019
  • The final day of the 2019 Gems Film Festival is here. Going out with a bang! 🧨
    October 13, 2019
  • Here’s the personalities that will make up the panel following today’s screening for @swallowmovie at Gems 2019: 🧿 @woahitsjuanito @flamingclassics co-founder 🧿 @mantrae @flamingclassics co-founder⠀ 🧿 @sick__66 Dread Central contributor, @Seequels co-host
    October 12, 2019
  • It wasn’t enough for us to open Gems 2019 with a night dedicated to Pedro Almodóvar, so we decided to reveal the poster for the 2020 Miami Film Festival! Breathtakingly crafted by renowned Argentinian artist Juan Gatti, who also created our 2017 poster.
    October 11, 2019
  • 18 films. 1 hashtag. #gemsff
    October 10, 2019
  • Tonight. Nothing says Miami Film Festival like Pedro Almodóvar 💎 #gemsff
    October 10, 2019
  • SWALLOW is officially the most awarded + nominated movie of the 2019 Gems Film Festival. Discover the hype this Sat at @TowerTheaterMIA. A panel will follow the screening w/ @flamingclassics founders Juan Barquin + Trae Delellis + Dread Central contributor Alejandra Gonzalez.
    October 9, 2019
  • This Thursday, 18 wonderful stories will call @TowerTheaterMIA home for 4 magical days.
    October 7, 2019
  • RT @bmoviesd: Keanu just gets it.
    October 7, 2019
  • Our Almodóvar retrospective at @towertheatermiami continues today with BROKEN EMBRACES! 🎟 https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG
    October 4, 2019
  • One week away from Gems 😁 https://t.co/919r6KcAg4
    October 3, 2019
  • There is no weapon more dangerous than a camera. Filmmaker Ladj Ly pictured below in 2004 with his own. Ly’s contemporary take on LES MISÉRABLES plays at Gems 2019. Tickets: https://t.co/919r6KcAg4.
    September 30, 2019
  • Ain’t that the truth! @HansMorgenstern #PortraitOfALadyOnFire
    September 29, 2019
  • September 28, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • Our @neonrated Screening Series continues at @TowerTheaterMIA tonight with the sublime @monosfilm. Writer-director Alejandro Landes will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Tickets at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG 🦍
    September 26, 2019
  • Find a friend who looks at you the way that Antonio Banderas looks at Pedro Almodóvar. Happy 70th, Mr. Almodóvar!
    September 26, 2019
  • Our festival team is here to give you their personal recommendations for GEMS 2019. The third pick comes from director of events programming, Nicolas Calzada, with the acclaimed Aussie heart-warmer @TopEndWedding. Read on our blog: https://t.co/PTmK2RQ7to.
    September 24, 2019
  • “I know that to breathe is very expensive tonight—but I have to breathe.” Our Almodóvar retrospective at @towertheatermiami continues today with TALK TO HER. Showtimes throughout the weekend + Monday! https://t.co/IO4gVjovNI
    September 20, 2019