‘INGRID GOES WEST’ IS A DARK COMEDY FILLED WITH DARK TRUTHS

By | August 18th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

When The Social Network came out back in 2010, more than one film critic dubbed it “a movie that defines a generation,” and it was a sentiment I despised. Yes, the plot revolved around social media. But the crux of that film had nothing to do with the millennial mindset, and the characters at its [...]

FESTIVAL GUEST JAVIER CAMARA STARS IN TRUMAN, NOW PLAYING AT TOWER!

By | April 6th, 2017|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

Every year, Miami Film Festival welcomes a steady stream of special guests, all of whom add a certain zest to Festival screenings and events. At the recent Festival back in March, there was one guest in particular that stood out: Javier Camara. The star of Pedro Almodovar films such as Talk to Her, Bad Education [...]

2017’s PRECIOUS GEM AWARD HONOREE: SILVIA RIOS

By | February 6th, 2017|COMMUNITY|

As the 34th Miami Film Festival patrons gather for Awards Night on Saturday, March 11th, one very special Award honoree will already be known in advance: Miami Film Society member Silvia Rios Fortun. PLATINUM member Silvia Rios Fortun has been a member of Miami Film Society for 34 consecutive years.  She has never missed an [...]

Miami Film Festival Titles Recognized at 2017 Goya Awards

By | February 2nd, 2017|INDUSTRY NEWS|

With the Goya Awards taking place just a few days away, we’re excited to be cheering on five titles that screened at the 2016 Miami Film Festival & Miami Film Festival’s GEMS, as well as four highly anticipated films that will premiere at the 34th annual Miami Film Festival in March:  Smoke & Mirrors, Maria [...]

In Person…Richard Gere

By | January 27th, 2017|Celebrity|

In many of Richard Gere's most popular roles, he plays a hero who earns our sympathies by revealing a deep vulnerability beneath his handsome, romantic, out-of-everyone's-league exterior.  As Navy pilot hopeful Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman (82), Gere’s cockiness is upended twice; at a military hazing where Zack is forced to admit [...]

Director David Frankel Talks Collateral Beauty and Miami Film Festival

By | December 14th, 2016|DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT|

The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and yes -- big, star-studded films. So it’s no surprise that Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Keira Knightley, is being released on December 16, just in time for the holiday season. Not without its competition, Collateral Beauty is [...]

I, DANIEL BLAKE Wins GEMS Audience Award

By | October 18th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

Hayley Squires and Dave Johns in I, DANIEL BLAKE As we wrap up another successful edition of our fall film event GEMS, we’re excited to introduce yet another incredible film into our Audience Award canon: I, Daniel Blake. Directed by the great British director Ken Loach and winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or [...]

Who Are You Voting For?

By | September 29th, 2016|FILM SPOTLIGHT|

One of the greatest delights of the Festival life is finding out what will be crowned the audience favorite. For GEMS, that tradition started in 2015, where we unveiled the Gigi Guermont GEMS Audience Award. Genevieve “Gigi” Guermont was an ardent supporter of the arts and a cherished member of the Festival’s host committee, making it [...]

Miami Film Festival’s Fall Movie Picks

By | September 23rd, 2016|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Fall movie season is official upon us, and with it comes Miami Film Festival’s mini fall festival GEMS. Featuring a stunning 13-film line-up of some of the most buzzed-about titles of the year, Miami film lovers can rest assured knowing that they’ll be taken care of this fall season. But when GEMS 2016 comes to [...]

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