Miami International Film Festival, a program of MDCulture, Partners with MTV Latin America and Tr3s for REEL Music Video Art Competition 2014

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November 18, 2013


Miami International Film Festival, a program of MDCulture, Partners with MTV Latin America and Tr3s for REEL Music Video Art Competition 2014


Miami, FL — Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), in partnership with MTV Latin America and Tr3s, opened submissions today to contemporary music videos of unique vision and superlative artistry from around the globe for its REEL Music Video Art Competition, to be held during MIFF’s 31st edition from March 7-16, 2014.

The new competition category arises from MIFF’s Reel Music Video Art program, launched in 2010, which featured creative music videos displaying music as an art form, where filmmakers such as Adam Pendleton, Hammer and Tongs, Thomas De Napoli, Falcon Hawksome, Matthew Lessner showcasing their talents on videos for bands like Deerhoof, Vampire Weekend, Guy Fantastio, Helado Negro, Fool’s Gold among others.

MIFF’S REEL Music Video Art Competition, presented by MTV Latin America and Tr3s is open to all musical acts and video artists with a special emphasis placed on Latin American work (including videos for U.S. Hispanic musical acts and/or videos created by U.S. Hispanic video artists). Approximately 10 contemporary music videos will be chosen for the finalists, to be judged by MTV Latin America staff members and MIFF programmers.

Videos submitted are required to be a minimum of two (2) minutes and a maximum of ten (10) minutes running time and have been in global circulation only after March 1, 2013.  The submission period will be open from Monday, November 18, 2013 – Monday, January 13, 2014 and entries will be made online via by a secure portal, and there will be no fee for submissions.

The winning video maker will receive an art trophy award from MIFF and be broadcast on MTV Latin America and Tr3s’ websites.


  • January 13, 2014:  Submissions deadline (this will be final, with no extensions)
  • Late January:  REEL Music Video Art competition shortlist of ten (10) titles announced by MIFF
  • February 1, 2014:  Catalogue materials and exhibition copy due to MIFF for REEL Music Art finalists
  • March 7 – 16, 2014:  REEL Music Video Art program to be screened as part of MIFF 2014.


Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 31st anniversary March 7 – 16, 2014, is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. MIFF’s special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory.  The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Major sponsors of the 2014 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus and Miami-Dade County. For more, visit or call 305-237-MIFF (3456).
MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC). Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. For more, visit
MIFF Contacts:

Tatyana Chiocchetti, (786) 390-4874,

MDC Contacts:
Juan Mendieta,  (305) 237-7611,

Tere Estorino (305) 237-3949,
Sue Arrowsmith, (305) 237-3710,