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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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  • Sylvester Stallone and Michael Caine at the Miami Film Festival some 25 years ago. Registration for industry accreditation for the 2020 Miami Film Festival is open! Apply asap so you don’t miss out on all the perks and fun: https://t.co/RjhbxZBHT5
    November 14, 2019
  • Become a Miami Film Society member! Why? So you can gain access to our early screening of Rian Johnson’s exhilarating whodunit, KNIVES OUT, just days away! Sign up: https://t.co/sIXzRcLX3X
    November 13, 2019
  • Did you know that Miami Film Society Miami Film Society members have exclusive rates for Miami Film Festival 2020 Passes and Packages? No one gets better deals than our members. Visit https://t.co/b3e05Q90S5 for details.
    November 13, 2019
  • Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN AND GLORY has become the highest-grossing film in the history of @TowerTheaterMIA 😬
    November 12, 2019
  • Miami Film Festival is hiring! Visit our jobs page for details and to apply today → https://t.co/7UVdYGwDHy.
    November 8, 2019
  • Hey movie fans, want see KNIVES OUT and THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS before anyone else – and without buying a ticket? Join Miami Film Society before November 12 and we’ll guarantee you seats. Visit https://t.co/7P73t8MC9a.
    November 8, 2019
  • "Tremendous power! Imagine if All The President's Men came out before Nixon's resignation." (NPR) #ByTheGraceOfGod is now playing at @TowerTheaterMIA.
    November 8, 2019
  • Act like you own the place. Bong Joon-ho’s @ParasiteMovie opens at @TowerTheaterMIA tomorrow. #Parasite
    November 7, 2019
  • Can’t wait to see all of our CineClub members tonight for #FORDvFERRARI! Email lauren@miamifilmfestival.com if you want in on early screenings for some of the most buzzed-about movies of the year such as FORD V FERRARI, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and JOKER.
    November 6, 2019
  • “[Bong Joon-ho] is like Spielberg in his prime. Of all the filmmakers out there in the last 20 years, he has something that [1970s] Spielberg has. — Quentin Tarantino Bong’s latest film, PARASITE, opens at @TowerTheaterMIA on Friday.
    November 4, 2019
  • Miami Film Society benefits include complimentary screenings every month between April and December––and sometimes more! For November, members are invited to attend both KNIVES OUT and THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS. Want in? Join today at https://t.co/b3e05Q90S5 and you’ll get in 😉
    November 3, 2019
  • #MiamiFF 2020 passes + packages are on sale now: https://t.co/nHj9bsWIhN
    November 1, 2019
  • Miami Film Society benefits include complimentary screenings every month between April & December – & sometimes more. For November, members are invited to attend both THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS & KNIVES OUT. Want in on these? Join at https://t.co/sIXzRcLX3X & we’ll guarantee them.
    November 1, 2019
  • Recently on ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR, Roth himself + Quentin Tarantino took each other to task to name their favorite performances in horror. What are some of your favorite performances? HISTORY OF HORROR is now streaming on @shudder, w/ a supplemental podcast on iTunes 🎃
    October 31, 2019
  • [1/2] El premio a Mejor Cortometraje Iberoamericano HBO, presenta $5,000 en efectivo, cortesía de HBO, al mejor cortometraje hispano o iberoamericano (30 minutos o menos) escogido por el jurado y parte de la Selección Oficial del Festival.
    October 22, 2019
  • 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