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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 [...]

1507, 2019


July 15th, 2019|

Miami Film Festival announces the NEON Screening Series for the second half of 2019! Ever since its first release just about 2 ½ years ago, the new US Distributor NEON has made a distinct name for itself as a hip, edgy, quality brand that supports exceptional new arthouse and independent cinema for theatrical release. From the Oscar-winning I, Tonya (their highest grossing release to date), to diverse Miami Film Festival selections like Three Identical Strangers, [...]

607, 2019

Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ throws us into a horrific pagan paradise

July 6th, 2019|

Call it cynicism, but we humans tend to get suspicious anytime anything is too cheerful. I’d imagine it’s one of the reasons clowns and dolls have long been horror fixtures; the smiles are just too broad, the eyes just too wide. It’s joy on crack, and our natural inclination is to back away from it. In Midsommar, writer-director Ari Aster bottles this horror trend and takes it to the extreme. Jordan Peele called Midsommar “the [...]

307, 2019

Miamian LULU WANG – Indie Film’s Next Big Star Filmmaker

July 3rd, 2019|

Another filmmaker with Miami roots is at a tipping point – this time, it’s Lulu Wang who is on the verge of becoming the indie film world’s Next Big Thing! Wang’s second feature film, The Farewell, stars rapper and actress Awkwafina, the breakout star of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians. The Farewell premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it received a rapturous response and sparked a bidding war among US distributors, [...]

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  • 2019 Festival selection “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” has opened theatrically in NYC and opens in LA on Aug 30. Find a screening in your city at: https://t.co/sqjNaOsqpB #MilesDavisMovie
    August 24, 2019
  • Official selection of the 2019 Miami Film Festival THIS IS NOT BERLIN opens at @TowerTheaterMIA this weekend. Tix now available for this illuminating post-punk look at the counterculture scene in 1980s Mexico City. https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG
    August 22, 2019
  • Starting Aug 27 at @TowerTheaterMIA, we celebrate the incomparable Pedro Almodóvar with a retrospective of key works from his career. Tix are now available at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    August 22, 2019
  • Registration for Industry Accreditation for MDC’s Miami Film Festival GEMS 2019 is now open to all film professionals. Submit your request today → https://t.co/Celd2fnnU4.
    August 21, 2019
  • RT @THR: Oscars: Pedro Almodovar's 'Pain and Glory' on Spain's Int'l Feature Film Shortlist https://t.co/UezOmRsTny
    August 21, 2019
  • 💎 The secret’s out: Pedro Almodóvar’s highly anticipated PAIN AND GLORY, starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, will open our 2019 GEMS Film Festival! For tickets and more details visit https://t.co/919r6KcAg4.
    August 20, 2019
  • Last month we gave Miami Film Society + CineClub members an early look at Tarantino’s ninth film. next month, we lift the curtain on the story of a stolen life—THE GOLDFINCH. Want to be one of the first in Miami to see #TheGoldfinch? Email lauren@miamifilmfestival.com for info.
    August 19, 2019
  • “One person can do a painting, one person can sing a song, one person can write a poem but a whole bunch of people make a motion picture.” - #PeterFonda
    August 18, 2019
  • Every year we strive to bring you excellence in Ibero-American cinema. We are incredibly proud to have five selections from our Gems Film Festival and Miami Film Festival programs capture a combined 29 nominations for the Argentine Academy Awards. Amazing! https://t.co/50xo33SNwd
    August 13, 2019
  • Don't miss your last chance to see YULI, the story of Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, at MDC's @TowerTheaterMIA. Tickets and final showtimes at https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG.
    August 9, 2019
  • Join us at #ArtsLaunch2019 on Sat, Sep 7 at the @ArshtCenter! This is Miami’s biggest event celebrating the Arts Season kick-off and it’s FREE! Community Arts Village, mini performances, interactive workshops, kid’s zone, food, fun and more! FREE RSVP: https://t.co/bEQUeiVRLg.
    August 9, 2019
  • Catch a final screening of ROJO tomorrow at 6:45pm at @TowerTheaterMIA. A subtle and visually astounding comment on a horrifying epoch of Argentine history, ROJO will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets at https://t.co/1l36naxnVl.
    August 7, 2019
  • Jennifer Kent’s brutally unforgiving film THE NIGHTINGALE (‘19 Miami Film Festival Official Selection) is enjoying a limited release in select cities across the states but will be coming to Miami VERY soon...August 30 at @TowerTheaterMIA.
    August 5, 2019
  • Tomorrow, join our friends at @HBOLatino for an exclusive conversation featuring some of the best and brightest in film, including Miami Film Festival's own Diana Cadavid. RSVP at https://t.co/JX92wnGyYV.
    July 31, 2019
  • Catch a special screening of Miami Film Festival 2019 Official Selection, MARCUS, at tomorrow's @PAMM Free Community Night: Art as Film event. RSVP at https://t.co/Exe9cCLayp.
    July 31, 2019
  • Calling all filmmakers! 📣 Don't miss tomorrow's regular deadline to submit your film to be considered for the 37th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival. Visit https://t.co/w4NxA2kFF9.
    July 30, 2019
  • Miami Film Festival's NEON Screening Series continues Thursday, August 1 with another Sundance hit film, Julius Onah’s film version of J.C. Lee’s off-Broadway play, LUCE. Join Miami Film Society today and receive 2 complimentary tickets to the screening. https://t.co/GxceUsdsP1.
    July 30, 2019
  • THE BEST SUMMER OF MY LIFE, an enchanting comedy about our flights of fancy in showering our loved ones with untold joys, opens this Friday at @TowerTheaterMIA . Get tickets to see this #MiamiFF official selection at https://t.co/42L17KKVft.
    July 29, 2019
  • We’re not the only ones who have watched the #TopGun: Maverick trailer over a dozen times, right? 🔥 🏍
    July 26, 2019
  • Argentine thriller, ROJO, continues this week at @TowerTheaterMIA! A subtle and visually astounding comment on a horrifying epoch of Argentine history, ROJO will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tickets at https://t.co/1l36naxnVl.
    July 24, 2019