Event: Miami International Film Festival
Venue: Different venues/theaters around Miami
Date: March 4-13, 2016
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Every year in March since 2006, Miami turns into a runway show for the motion picture industry, reuniting actors, film critics, filmmakers and film-junkies alike for a nine-day film parade.
In 1983, the Film Society of Miami created the Miami International Film Festival to showcase independent American and International films with a focus on ibero-American pictures. Over the course of more than three decades, the festival has gained massive attention and is now the only major film festival worldwide produced by a college or university.
This year, the festival is back at it for its 33rd edition with a new Marquee Series category, dedicated to on-stage conversations with outstanding film personalities sharing a major new work. Italian beauty Monica Bellucci, Spanish actress-director Iciar Bollaín and South African filmmaker Gavin Hood are amongst the invitees participating in the new series.
The nine-day installment will showcase 129 films by both established and emerging filmmakers from 40 countries around the globe. There will also be numerous important premieres: 12 World, 1 International, 16 North American and 13 US, debuting in our beloved Magic City. Also worth noting, 46 of the films are directed or co-directed by women.
Spanish films Palm Trees in The Snow, Spanish Affair 2 and The Olive Tree – the latter a world premier- From Afar, first Venezuelan film to be chosen for competition at the Venice Film Festival took home the Golden Lion Award for best movie last year and Mountain, Israeli female filmmaker Yaelle Kayam’s most notable work, are some of the many movies that have a lot going for them and will delight our eyes at the MIFF. Hearts of Palm, The Rebound and Star Child –all world premieres- are three of the 11 films partially or wholly shot in Florida or by filmmakers who are native or current residents of the Sunshine State.
Short films such as:
- If I Was God (Canada)
- The Man of My Life (France)
- Party Girl (Poland, Trinidad & Tobago)
- Memories of The Sea (Brazil)
- Double 9 (USA)
Are five of the 12 short films that will be competing for a $2,500 cash prize and the grandiose title of Best Short Film.
To checkout the complete lineup and schedule of events visit http://2016.miamifilmfestival.com/
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All ages are welcome
Average Price of movie pass is $13.00
By Cynthia Paola Bautista