Miami Film Festival

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Miami Film Festival

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By: Shayne Benowitz | February 10, 2020

Indie Movies Take Over Miami

Some of the biggest stars and filmmakers in the world have graced the screens of the Miami Film Festival, from the Coen Brothers to Pedro Almodovar, Spike Lee and Jeff Goldblum to Sofia Loren. Produced by Miami Dade College, the 37th annual festival will return to the movie theaters of Miami from March 6-15, 2020 where it will premiere over 300 original films to new audiences.

Last year, the festival moved from its longtime headquarters in South Beach to the movie theaters of Downtown Miami. Festival screenings will be held at the historic Olympia Theater and Silverspot Cinema in Downtown, as well as at the historic MDC Tower Theater in Little Havana and the Coral Gables Art Cinema.

“The Downtown area is bristling with new energy,” festival director Jaie Laplante told the Miami Herald about the move. “It feels like a neighborhood going through a rebirth.”

Galas & Special Events

The festival kicks off with Friday’s Opening Night Gala at the Olympia Theater, which includes the opening night film and party, complete with a red carpet and conversations and panel discussions with the filmmakers and stars.

One of the most highly anticipated events of the 2020 Miami Film Festival is the Art of Trailer Editing master class with Joe Hackman on Saturday, March 7. As an essential marketing tool impacting a film’s ultimate success, this invaluable class will highlight best practices by one of the industry’s leaders.

It all concludes with the Awards Night Gala Film & Awards Party when the Grand Jury Awards and the Audience Award Winner are presented, followed by a movie screening and a rollicking good party.

Movies & Tickets

With hundreds of films to choose from at multiple locations throughout Miami, general admission tickets to individual films typically run around $13 each. You can save money by joining the Miami Film Society, which also gives you the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public.

If you’re overwhelmed by the options, but still want to see a handful of films, consider the Buzz List package for $116. Festival programmers select five of their personal must-see, most buzzed about films and provide you with a pair of tickets to each of them. It’s a great way to get a taste of the festival and guarantee you’re seeing the best of the best.

In addition to film screenings, the festival also presents a wide array of special events, panel discussions, master classes and live performances. And if you’re not here during the Miami Film Festival in March, Miami keeps the spirit of film alive all year with screenings at the city’s top indie theaters.

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