The 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival launched on Friday, March 2nd and runs through Sunday, March 11, 2012.
This Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, will integrate its program into the nightly fabric of South Beach and Wynwood by offering free public screenings of 20 short films in South Beach and Wynwood. The films will be projected on MIFF’s Festival Village Stage on Lincoln Road, in South Beach, and on Goldman Projects’ Wynwood Walls, in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, from March 3rd-11th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“These screenings and events will help propel Miami’s growing film scene to the next level,” said Executive Director of Miami International Film Festival, Jaie Laplante. “South Floridians and visitors will experience the art of film in a new environment and we’re excited to introduce a new way of showcasing the diverse work of our talented 2012 filmmakers.” (*Mr. Laplante just served as director for the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival--so this will be a grand event)
In addition to the screenings, MIFF’s Festival Village will offer its visitors exclusive chances to meet Festival guests and photo opportunities with MIFF’s official photocall stage. The Village was made possible in part by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, in celebration of their declaration of March as the first-ever Miami Film Month, and the City of Miami Beach.
“We are truly excited with the launch of our first-ever Miami Film Month this March.” said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 29th edition on March 2-11, 2012, is considered the preeminent Ibero-American film festival in the U.S. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 70,000 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 have made the Miami International Film Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of Ibero-American talent. Additionally, the Festival offers unparalleled educational opportunities to filmmakers and the community at large.
The official headquarter hotel of MIFF 2012 is The Standard Spa, Miami. The Festival is produced with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)’s mission is to bridge cultural understanding, encourage artistic development and excellence and broaden horizons by provoking thought through film. MIFF brings the finest new works from established and emerging filmmakers to Miami to foster the vision that film is transformative and engaging for all members of the community.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305)-237-MIFF (3456).
EVENT HOTEL: The Standard Spa, Miami Beach - 40 Island Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
CONTACT: (305) 704-3945
More specified contact information:
Miami Dade College Link: http://www.mdc.edu/main/news/articles/2011/07/miff_callforentries2012edition.asp
WHAT: 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival 2012
WHERE: MDC - 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132; Lincoln Road Mall - 1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 and Wynwood Arts District -167 Northwest 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127
WHEN: Sunday, March 2, 2012 - Sunday March 11, 2012
(events scheduled: http://www.miamifilmfestival.com/default.aspx)
Wynwood Arts District MAP: http://tinyurl.com/7ywyu6l
TICKETS: (305)-405-MIFF (6433) - http://miami.festivalgenius.com/2012
Main Box Office:
Regal South Beach Cinemas
1100 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
This event is sure to be a crowd pleaser, as Miami celebrations are all about the rich cultures that make up that great city and surrounding areas. I am hoping to be able to take one day and spend it watching some screenings and taking in the beautiful area along Miami Beach.
If you are in town, you definitely need to make some time to stop by this Festival, as I am sure it will be like no other film festival--with the Miami flair it packs.
Let Kelly know if you do attend this event and how your experience was, as she will follow up this piece with some reviews of some films featured and the event in general. Email her directly at: email@example.com.