Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)
By: Lucy B.
Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is a charity that connects art with audiences, and fosters
a value for cinema for future generations and an annual film festival in Miami, Florida, which showcases independent American and international films. The competitive film festival draws international and local attention, with films being showcased in several venues across the city center and includes features, documentaries, short films, and retrospectives. The festival is held for 10 consecutive days, opening annually on the first Friday of March. For its 33rd year, MIFF has partnered with Google on a new seminar series addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles. The unique partnership is among some new highlights prepared by festival organizers. The Google Seminar Series on Gender & Racial Gaps In Film & Tech will take place in The Idea Center at Miami Dade College and other locations over four days within the overall festival program. The panel includes veteran cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s screening and discussion of her feature memoir, Cameraperson, set to world premiere at Sundance Film Festival later this month. A vibrant and dynamic selection of narrative works, from both accomplished and emerging filmmakers around the world, compromise the CINEMA 360 program for 2016, including an international selection of dramas, comedies, suspense thrillers, and innovative docudramas. Other wonderful events during MIFF include the CinemaSlam competition which aims to discover, showcase, and celebrate the work of undergraduate and graduate students in Miami/South Florida film schools. For more information and a complete program, visit www.2016.miamifilmfestival.com.