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Earwig

Director: Max Emerson and Vincent J. Cardinal.
An adaptation of both “The Bacchae” and “Where the Wild Things Are”, Max is a closeted college student self medicating with recreational drugs in pursuit of an endless party. What he finds in the end..is himself

Miami Shorts 2010 Launching

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...

Miami Shorts: Festival in action

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) has unveiled a sneak peek of the program for its 8th annual edition, scheduled for November 13th - 22nd, announcing a special focus on the environment. "Back To The Roots" is MsFF's slogan for 2009, as the Festival adds a new prize category for Best Environmental Short Film and replaces its Opening Night Gala red carpet with a "green" carpet. "The first films ever made were short films," MsFF Founder and Director William Vel...

Sin Social Latin Film

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Director: Guillermo Salamanca.
A couple arrives in the United States seeking refuge, but have to FACE the many consequences that come with being illegal. When he John (DUVIER POVIONES) finds himself without alternatives he resorts to working in the only thing an illegal immigrant can do, washing dishes, working at a body shop. Sonia (LORENA PRISCILA) She arrived focused on other ideals, but being illegal changed her plans at the beginning. Fortunately the couple’s problems start to clear when Albert, (JOSE CALMET) an older, American man, appears in their life. He offers them his help by letting them stay in his house. Some time after Albert offers himself and his daughter Vanessa (LIZ LUGO) a teen-ager for them to marry, because this was the only way for them to be able to obtain a social security easy and fast. Albert’s strategy works to perfection. Finally Sonia marries him. Everything is going well until Albert starts charge for his good intentions. The noble and sweet man turns into a psychopath who does not pass up any opportunities to make their life miserable. That’s how his battle to separate Sonia and John begins. Four months later a tragedy occur in the Albert house. Three people death. As miracle John survive and is help by a Mexican family, but the ICE police just arrest in a raid to Felix (VICENTE LOPEZ) and you wife Juana (EVELIA PRECIADO) they were separated from their children. Finally John return alone to your country, also Chavela (CRISTEL FLORES) and Juanita (VICTORIA PRECIADO) back to go to find their parents in Mexico.

ONE TO WATCH: Actor Martinez Brings Authenticity To Film

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by Bobbi Miller-Moro When you first meet Martinez, you would never guess under his sly smile he is one of the most authentic talented character actors coming up in Hollywood. I met him in an acting class by accident. I was there to meet Randy Becker, a cool, brilliant acting coach in Hollywood that I had been doing business with. Although my attention was on Randy, a distinct whiskey sounding voice was whipping out one line jokes from the back of the room, I turned ...

ONE TO WATCH: Actor Martinez Brings Authenticity To Film

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 by Bobbi Miller-Moro Whenyou first meet Martinez, you would never guess under his sly smile heis one of the most authentic talented character actors coming up inHollywood. I met him in an acting class byaccident. I was there to meet Randy Becker, a cool, brilliant actingcoach in Hollywood that I had been doing business with.Although my attention was on Randy, a distinct whiskey sounding voicewas whipping out one line jokes from the back of the room, I turnedaround to look.    It’s ...

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...

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...

Miami Short Film Festival Jury Members

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2008 Judges at the Miami Shortfilmfestival November 17-23 M. Evelina Galang is the author of two books of fiction, HER WILD AMERICAN SELF, a collection of short stories and the novel, ONE TRIBE. Galang is the recipient of numerous awards, among them, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, the 2004 AWP Prize in the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Award in Literature for ON...

Miami short film fest nominees

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12 DAYS UNTIL THE FESTIVAL!The Miami Short Film Festival promo contest winner has been selected and is now on the website – you can view it by visiting www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.Walk In The Park BEST LOCAL Marc RuizA Monkton Family Christmas BEST LOCAL Angel BarroetaLet Go BEST LOCAL Hugo TorresCheckpoint BEST NARRATIVE Ben PhelpsPersonal Spectator BEST NARRATIVE Emmanuel JespersPismo BEST NARRATIVE Matvei ZhivovAquarium BEST NARRATIVE Rob MeyerDJ:LA BEST EXPERIMENTAL Jerry ChanLucifer B...

Miami Short Festival

The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF), now in its sixth year, is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the University of Miami School of Communication (SoC).  This alliance forges new ground in the presentation of a broad array of domestic and international film-making talent to select Miami venues.  Film aficionados and general audiences alike will enjoy short films from around the world in four distin

Miami Short Film Festival expands with new alliances

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF), now in its sixth year, is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the University of Miami School of Communication (SoC). This alliance forges new ground in the presentation of a broad array of domestic and international film-making talent to select Miami venues. Film aficionados and general audiences alike will enjoy short films from around the world in four distinctive categories: narrative, experimental, animation and documentary. ...

African American Women Filmmakers screening and dialog

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Julie Dash, Award winning Filmmaker moderates a screening and dialog of African American Women Filmmakers. The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 14th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios). To RSVP - 323/957-4747....

The Miami International Film Festival Awards

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented awards to films today in three competition categories: Documentary Features, Ibero-American Dramatic Features, and World Cinema 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 ceremony, which took place at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, was hosted by Mexican actress Gabriela Ribero and from Burkina F...

Miami Festival closes with The Heart of the Earth

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), closes the 24th annual Festival Sunday, March 11 with the World Premiere of The Heart of the Earth (Spain/UK/Portugal) from director Antonio Cuadri and starring Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace). Scheduled to attend the 8:30 p.m. screening at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts are director Antonio Cuadri, actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, executive producer William Dietrich, producers L...

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...

A Ten Day Celebration Of Film

  Wednesday, February 28----The 24th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, which kicks off this Friday evening with the premiere of Paul Verhoeven's World War II epic BLACK BOOK, will showcase 112 films (92 features and 20 short films) during its ten-day run. The heavily international program includes 8 World Premieres, 31 International, North American and US Premieres and 47 East Coast Premieres.The World Cinema Competition features 15 films from all over the world, while the I...

Heavy Line Up of shorts at The Miami Film Festival

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival takes place March 2 - 11, 2007 112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 8 World Premieres, 31 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 47 East Coast Premieres The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC) announced today its Shorts Program comprised of twenty short films in three programs. The Shorts Program screens during the ten-day Festival March 2-11, 2007 at the ...

Miami Festival program includes 23 documentary features:

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In recent years, the documentary film has taken flight in terms of commercial interest. At the heart of this trend, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), remains one of the premiere festivals for celebrating non-fiction filmmaking from around the world, as recently announced in their 2007 program. “We are always compelled by the art of storytelling in the documentary form,” said Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. “Non-fiction filmmaking borr...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

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The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

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Liv Ullmann to receive a Career Achievement Tribute in Miami

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Miami International Film Festival Announces Special ProgramsMiami International Film FestivalThe mission of the Miami International Film Festival is to bring the best of world cinema to South Florida. MIFF uses the unique geographical and cultural position of Miami to make the festival a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and U.S. films, with special focus on Ibero-American cinema. Both juried and audience awards are given in dramatic and documentary categories.The Miami Internat...

Miami International Film Festival Announces Program

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The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 22nd annual Festival to be held February 4-13, 2005.118 Films—87 Features and 31 Shorts—from 47 Countries Highlight 2005 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 33 East Coast PremieresUnveiled today for the 2005 program were 118 films from 47 countries, including 7 World Premieres, 15 International, North Am...

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