What’s It All About?
The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) since its first edition has continued to bring the finest in world cinema to South Florida. The festival, currently in its 30th year, bridges cultural understanding and encourages artistic development by provoking thought through film. Films will be screened at several venues across the city centre, including features, documentaries, short films, and retrospectives. The programming is selected so as to include premieres for both established and upcoming filmmakers, socially relevant films, multi-disciplinary and experimental films, and films showcasing international musicians. This year’s festival will premiere 92 feature films and 28 short films from 38 countries, participating in competition and non-competition categories.
Watch Out For!
Elsa & Fred
The festival will kick off with the North American premiere of Elsa & Fred, Michael Radford’s English-language remake of the 2008 Argentine film about an elderly couple who rediscover their passion for life.
The Knight Competition: This category will feature dramatic works from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States. It will feature 10 films eligible to receive $ 40,000 in achievement recognition from the festival.
• All About The Feathers
• Club Sandwich
• The Man of the Crowd
• Memories Of The Desert
• Natural Sciences
• To Kill A Man
• We All Want What’s Best For Her
• A Wolf At The Door
Actor-director John Turturro will receive this year’s Career Achievement Tribute, which includes a screening of his latest film, Fading Gigolo. He will be playing the character of a man considering a career as a male escort. Woody Allen co-stars as his manager, and Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara are among his potential clients.
The Knight Documentary Competition: This segment will showcase engaging and thought-provoking feature-length documentaries created by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons and inspiring people. The winner in this section will get a prize of $ 10,000. The films to be screened are:
• The Art Rush
• The Dog
• Europe In 8 Bits
• Finding Vivian Maier
• Ivory Tower
• Locations: Looking For Rusty James
• The Notorious Mr. Bout
• The Overnighters
• Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
• Whitey: United States of America
Rob The Mob
The closing night will bring the world premiere of Rob The Mob, director Raymond de Felitta’s crime drama about a pair of thieves who decide to rip off the Mafia, starring Garcia, Michael Pitt, Ray Romano and Cathy Moriarty.