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Miami International Film Festival

President Sicilian Film Festival, Emanuele Viscuso Speaks at Introduction to MIFF’s Italian Selection, “Annalisa"

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Miami Beach, FL…March 12, 2012… Last week Sicilian Film Festival President, Emanuele Viscuso spoke at the introduction of the Italian film, “Annalisa/Il Paese Delle Spose Infelici” that made its North American Premiere at the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival.  Viscuso, a Sicilian native and Miami Beach resident, alongside Director Pippo Mezzapesa gave the audience a window into the beauty of rural Southern Italy through a “coming of age” tale - ...

The International Film Festival Summit presented the IFFS Excellence Awards

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The International Film Festival presented their 3rd Annual IFFS Excellence Awards on Monday at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit. For the third consecutive year, the IFFS Excellence Awards honored and paid tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. "As film festivals continue to evolve and play a larger and more pivotal role in the entertainment industry we were absolutely thrilled to honor such accomplished and dedicated...

The International Film Festival Summit presented the IFFS Excellence Awards

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The International Film Festival presented their 3rd Annual IFFS Excellence Awards on Monday at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit. For the third consecutive year, the IFFS Excellence Awards honored and paid tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. "As film festivals continue to evolve and play a larger and more pivotal role in the entertainment industry we were absolutely thrilled to honor such accomplished and dedicated professionals for thei...

Miami Film Festival ambience

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'...

NEWSLETTER N° 403: February 18, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

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...

Film Florida Celebrates Apples And Oranges

Monday, April 28-------Last evening at the fab Hotel QT off Times Square, the oranges were out in force in the Big Apple for the annual fete presented by Film Florida, a non-profit organization representing a variety of Florida film commissions, industry associations and labor organizations. The Apples And Oranges Party was set around the indoor pool of the Hotel QT, bringing a bit of Florida sunshine to the somewhat gloomy weather of New York in late April.Film Florida is promoting the Sunshine...

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...

NEWSLETTER N° 354: March 4, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Nominations for cinema eye awards: vote online Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards New NSI Drama Prize teams announced Walden Media the first to Receve the IFFF Film Excellence Award Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards _________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 353: February 27, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more 80th Oscars Are A Foreign Affair Oscar Statues delivery for the NY oscar night celebration Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards MEET THE OSCARS at Times Square Studios ___________________________________________________________________________________ ...

NEWSLETTER N° 352: February 20, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Big Sky Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners independent juries prizes during the Berlinale winners of the 2008 CINE Special Jury Awards Teddy Queer Film Award Winners Adrienne Shelly Wins ASA's Discover Screenwriting Award ...

Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards

Sunday, March 9---------The 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony last night at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The Festival prizes are not just simple accolades.....each is accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize, one of the highest on the film festival circuit. The inclusion of this major cash award has greatly increased interest from filmmakers and the distribution sector in submitting their projects. The list of...

Knight Grand Jury Award Winners At Miami FF

Saturday, March 8---------The new cinematic stars came out last night at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, as the 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony. After greeting the sold-out crowd, MIFF Director Patrick de Bokay warmly greeted the audience and the assembled filmmakers. “Tonight we are honoring a select few films, but the truth is that every film that has been able to completed under difficult conditions is an award unto itself,” ...

Miami Pink: Gay and Lesbian Films At The Miami Film Festival

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  Friday, March 7--------One of the best features of the Miami International Film Festival is its embrace of the diverse communities that make up this uniquely international city. While most associate Miami with the Latin American communities that have taken root here during the past half century, the fact is that Miami is home to one of the largest gay and lesbian communities in the world. Gay life is part of the texture of the city and this year’s Miami International Film Festival is presen...

Miami Film Festival Announces Its Awards

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The 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival held its Gala Awards Ceremony last night at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The Festival prizes are not just simple accolades.....each is accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize, one of the highest on the film festival circuit. The inclusion of this major cash award has greatly increased interest from filmmakers and the distribution sector in submitting their projects. The list of winners follows. 2008 MI...

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...

Hollywood World Awards jury members

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In their 11th year, the Hollywood Film Festival(r) and Hollywood Awards(r), have named the panel of international judges assembled to decide on the nominations of this year's Hollywood World Awards(r). The awards will be bestowed October 22 at the Hollywood Awards(r) Gala ceremony, which takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The awards have become a good predictor of international films which are set to receive kudos in the year's awards season.Last year's winner was Pedro Al...

Bermuda International Film Festival Opens Tonight

Friday, March 16----The 10th edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival opens this evening, with a series of film premieres, including screenings of  Paul Verhoeven's World War II epic BLACK BOOK, the Mexican drama THE VIOLIN (which just won the Grand Jury Prize at last week's Miami International Film Festival), the Cannes Film Festival Camera D'Or winner 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST, Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic's acclaimed debut GRBAVICA: LAND OF MY DREAMS, and a speci...

2007 Miami International Film Festival Awards

Monday, March 12----- One of Miami’s most glamorous cultural events of the year, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its zenith with its Gala Awards Night, presenting awards to films in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Dramatic Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremonies ...

2007 Miami International Film Festival Winners

Sunday, March 11----- One of Miami’s most glamorous cultural events of the year, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) reached its zenith with its Gala Awards Night, presenting awards to films in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Dramatic Features. Jurors in the three categories, along with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), awarded prizes to films in competition during the 2007 Festival. The ceremonies ...

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...
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