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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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  • Congrats to our Gigi Guermont Audience Award winner of the 2019 Gems Film Festival, THE TWO POPES for its 4 Golden Globes noms!
    December 9, 2019
  • Miami Film Society members are invited to a special screening of INVISIBLE LIFE – Brazil's Oscar submission. To become a member and enjoy this complimentary private screening as well as a host of other benefits, please visit https://t.co/b3e05QqBJD today.
    December 9, 2019
  • We started #ArtBasel early in October 2012 when local artists The Get Up Kids erected a beautiful mural in 48 hours commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Miami Film Festival 😍
    December 5, 2019
  • Miami Film Festival 2020 Passes and Packages are on sale now! They are available in limited quantity and on sale for a limited time only. Get yours today and save. Visit https://t.co/oFDs9N9lNZ.
    December 3, 2019
  • Wow. With a worldwide gross of $70M, it seems like everybody went to see KNIVES OUT during the holiday—except Miami Film Society members because they saw it 2 weeks early 😎 Join: https://t.co/l46KBAC2gv
    December 2, 2019
  • Another 2019 Gems Film Festival favorite opens at @TowerTheaterMIA tonight: TAXI TO TREASURE ROCK. — https://t.co/JK5WTORCkG
    November 29, 2019
  • There’s always that one family member you gotta level with...
    November 28, 2019
  • Congrats to Miami Film Fest alumn Lulu Wang! https://t.co/zagWnOj6LR
    November 22, 2019
  • Nothing to see here, just Isabelle Huppert glowing in front of our historic theater during last year’s festival. — Isabelle Huppert’s latest film FRANKIE is now playing at @TowerTheaterMIA!
    November 22, 2019
  • Show your support for Miami Film Festival today on #GiveMiamiDay! Visit https://t.co/ux2IJHvJtW to donate.
    November 21, 2019
  • GEMS Film Festival hit MARRIAGE STORY returns to @TowerTheaterMIA starting Friday, November 29. Get an inside scoop on the film from local film critic Juan Barquin @woahitsjuanito. https://t.co/EiP5SGzXKK.
    November 18, 2019
  • Join our friends at @FilmgateMiami for their I'M NOT GONNA MOVE TO L.A film festival. Details at https://t.co/XGve9BWt8A.
    November 18, 2019
  • Everybody in Miami today.
    November 17, 2019
  • 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