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Miami International Film Festival

Miami Fest shoots for high marks

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Not counting The Cocoanuts 's Marx brothers, any fool can thrive in Florida during boon times. To ride a bust takes vision, though, which must be what the Miami International Film Festival has. For its 27th edition (March 5-14, 2010), the Festival has reportedly seen a 35 percent bump in advance ticket sales, and surely that makes it a seer. The MIFF is produced and hosted by Miami-Dade College. With jobs down and campus admissions up, the only major film festival with such academic credentials...

Silva Wins IFG Inspiration Award In Miami

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  Tuesday, March 17------Chilean director Sebastian Silva has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at the Miami International Film Festival (6-15 March 2009) for his debut film THE MAID (La Nana). The Award, sponsored by UK book publisher Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk) and American dvd distributor The Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), honors emerging filmmakers at international film festivals and events worldwide. The Miami International Film ...

Italian Film Wins Top Prize In Miami

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i Miam FF 2009 Award Winners  Monday, March 17-----The 26th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, and the first under former Locarno FF veteran Tiziana Finzi, came to a stimulating and warm-spirited climax on Saturday evening, with the Festival’s hommage to festival winners, held in the rococo-meets-arts deco palace known as the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts, the jewel of downtown Miami.   The Italian drama THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND (Il Passagto E Una Te...

The past is a foreign land wins at Miami

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The 26th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, and the first under former Locarno FF veteran Tiziana Finzi, came to a stimulating and warm-spirited climax on Saturday evening, with the Festival’s hommage to festival winners, held in the rococo-meets-arts deco palace known as the Gusman Theater for the Performing Arts, the jewel of downtown Miami. The Italian drama THE PAST IS A FOREIGN LAND (Il Passagto E Una Terra Straniera) by Daniele Vicari won top prize honors in the World Ci...

Encountering Miami Encuentros

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Aside from its role as a key cultural event for the city of Miami, the Miami International Film Festival is also ground zero for the awareness of new films from Spain and Latin America to the international marketplace. Through the MIFF Reel Education Seminar Series, local indies and visiting filmmakers from around the world have been able to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from film financing, Equally as potent is the networking between filmmakers that has been made easier by the ni...

Encountering Miami Encuentros

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Saturday, March 14-----Aside from its role as a key cultural event for the city of Miami, the Miami International Film Festival is also ground zero for the awareness of new films from Spain and Latin America to the international marketplace. Through the MIFF Reel Education Seminar Series, local indies and visiting filmmakers from around the world have been able to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from film financing, Equally as potent is the networking between filmmakers that h...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the rest of Latin America make u...

Miami Film Festival's Heart And Soul

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  Friday, March 13-----In many ways, the heart and soul of the Miami International Film Festival is its Ibero-American competition, which focuses on dramatic features by first or second time directors from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Not only is the competition prize a huge lure ($25,000 from the Knight Foundation plus a host of other services) but films coming from the region have a natural audience here in Miami, where expats from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and the...

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Miami Film Festival's Multicultural Mission

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  Thursday, March 5------The Miami International Film Festival has a unique place in the whirlwind of film festivals in North America. Now in its 26th year and under the auspices of Miami-Dade College, one of the largest universities in the United States, the Festival’s mission is to bridge cultural understanding, endorse tolerance and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous academic setting by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema...

Miami Film Festival's Multicultural Mission

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The Miami International Film Festival has a unique place in the whirlwind of film festivals in North America. Now in its 26th year and under the auspices of Miami-Dade College, one of the largest universities in the United States, the Festival’s mission is to bridge cultural understanding, endorse tolerance and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous academic setting by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city...

Tiziana Finzi has her first festival as new director of the Miami International Film Festival

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The Miami International Film Festival, at Miami Dade College (MDC), has appointed Tiziana Finzi, a seasoned film professional with more than 20 years of experience in film festival programming and coordination, as its new director. She began her new charge on December 1, 2008. Tiziana Finzi, the new director of the Miami International Film Festival   Finzi served as head of programming for the acclaimed Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland for the past...

Come back for our coverage of the Miami Film Festival, this friday

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Mission The mission of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is to bridge cultural understanding, endorse tolerance and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous academic setting by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. Vision With its singular geographic and cultural position, the Miami Internation...

Tiziana Finzi has her first festival as new Director of the Miami Festival

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The Miami International Film Festival, at Miami Dade College (MDC), has appointed Tiziana Finzi, a seasoned film professional with more than 20 years of experience in film festival programming and coordination, as its new director. She began her new charge on December 1, 2008. Finzi served as head of programming for the acclaimed Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland for the past nine years and deputy director since 2005. During her tenure, Ms. Finzi led the artistic renaissance of this festival'...

Miami International Film Festival Highlights

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The 26th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has selected nineteen highly regarded films to compete in their shorts program this March. Among the nineteen are seven films from the United States, three of which are already generating a lot of buzz for their celebrity quotient and women-centric story lines. MIFF"Streak," about a college senior struggling with self-acceptance, is directed by Demi Moore and stars Brittany Snow, Madeline Zima and Demi's daughter, Rumer Willis. Inspired by...

NEWSLETTER N° 355: March 12, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners Cinequest 18 Wraps Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Awards Cinequest Awards European Cinema wins in Fantasporto 2008 Cinequest 18 Awards Announced ------------------------------ FESTIVAL DAILIES This...

MIFF Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

 Thursday, March 6---------Reaching a 25th anniversary is a milestone for any organization. For a film festival, it is a major accomplishment and a vantage point from which to appreciate past triumphs and survey new opportunities. As the Miami International Film Festival celebrated its silver anniversary at the glorious Gusman Center for the Performing Arts last evening, the mood was one of reverence for the past and anticipation for the future. “A Festival is nothing without the involvement ...

Miami Encuentros: Networking At The Miami Film Festival

 Wednesday, March 5---------In the past number of years, major film festivals around the world has seen it as their mission to not only exhibit the best films available, but also to serve as a breeding ground for new projects to get launched, financed and distributed. To this end, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has joined the ranks of such major film festival events as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Dubai and several others, in organizing parallel industry events designed to st...

Miami International Film Festival's 25th Anniversary Celebration

 Wednesday, February 27----------The 25th anniversary edition of the Miami International Film Festival opens tomrrow evening, with a star-studded ten days of film premieres, celebrity tributes, information seminars and, of course, legendary parties. Hundreds of filmmakers and film professionals from all over the world will descend on the “sunshine state” for a provocative mix of networking, wheeling and dealing and partying at various Miami and South Beach nightspots. This is the inaugural ...

Miami International Film Festival's 25th Anniversary Celebration

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The 25th anniversary edition of the Miami International Film Festival opens tomrrow evening, with a star-studded ten days of film premieres, celebrity tributes, information seminars and, of course, legendary parties. Hundreds of filmmakers and film professionals from all over the world will descend on the “sunshine state” for a provocative mix of networking, wheeling and dealing and partying at various Miami and South Beach nightspots. This is the inaugural event for Festival Director Patric...

The Silver Anniversary of the Miami International Film Festival

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The Silver Anniversary of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), a Miami Dade College (MDC) cultural experience, will be take place from February 28 - March 9. Patricia Riggen's Under the Same Moon, a Mexican film about the indelible bond between a mother and son highlighted in the MIFF Abroad program, will open the Festival."We are very excited about this year's film program as well as the business and education programs," said Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade Co...

Austin Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival April 19 – 26, 2007The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place April 19 through April 26. Festival passes are now available for purchase at www.cinelasmaericas.org.Opening night is Thursday, April 19, with a screening of Francisco Vargas Quevedo’s award winning drama EL VIOLIN (Mexico, 2006) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. EL VIOLIN won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for Ibero-American Cinema at...

Former Filmfestivals.com staffer Patrick de Bokay new Miami Fest Director

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Patrick de Bokay had opened the LA office of filmfestivals.com in 2000 Filmfestivals team sends him a warm salute and is happy to see Patrick get even closer to his festival management passion declared Bruno Chatelin from the festivals portal. Patrick and Bruno had worked together for a while when both worked for Fox theatrical arm in France.Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón joined the team from the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), which is presented by Miami Dad...

South American films get US distribution at Miami Fest

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Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) festival director Nicole Guillemet announced today that three films screening at MIFF received North American distribution deals. "The films truly celebrate the spirit of the festival and is another step towards growth for the festival further establishing it as a marketplace where filmmakers have the opportunity to seek and find distribution,” said Guillemet. “This has always been a part of my vision for the festival and to see it come to fruition is...

Miami Film Festival Daily Wrap Coverage

  To access the Miami International Film Festival's Daily Wrap (articles, photos and videos), click here: http://www.miamifilmfestival.com/daily_wrap/default.asp...
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