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By: Kara Franker | Feb. 8, 2019

Movie lovers flock to the Miami Film Festival each March.

Hollywood’s bright lights shine brilliantly in Miami every spring during the Miami Film Festival. Catering to a diverse audience of movie lovers, the festival has grown significantly throughout the past few decades. Hosted by Miami Dade College, the 36th annual edition is scheduled for March 1 – 10, 2019 and promises to be better than ever. It’s considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the United States, and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema.

The only major festival housed within a college or university, the ten-day event will feature more than 400 filmmakers, producers and industry professionals. And it’s always a star-studded celebration. Many celebrities have walked the red carpet, including big names like Kate Hudson, Antonio Banderas, Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore and Gloria Estefan. More than 60,000 audience members are expected to watch films at various venues throughout Miami including Regal South Beach Cinemas, MDC’s Tower Theater Miami, Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema, Cinepolis and Wynwood Walls. The festival has screened films from more than 60 countries.

New this year, the Miami Design District and Miami Dade College announced a new partnership presenting the Fashion in Film Festival, curated by Marketa Uhlirova, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, as part of the upcoming 36th edition. “Cinema at its best takes us to places of wonder, and for our next edition Miami Film Festival will take cinema to a new place of wonder: the Miami Design District, one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods,” said Miami Film Festival executive director Jaie Laplante. “We are thrilled to be expanding the 36th edition of the Festival into this oasis for culture, art, food, fashion, and film.”

Taking place during the final weekend of the Miami Film Festival (March 8-10, 2019), the special program will include curated screenings and panel discussions that explore the intersection between fashion and cinema. The Fashion in Film program will take place at Nite Owl Theater and in Paradise Plaza, located in the Miami Design District. “Every year Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival puts on an extraordinary and surprising program,” said Craig Robins, president & CEO of Dacra, the real estate development company behind the Miami Design District. “The District serves as a center for high fashion, luxury and design. It also is a vibrant cultural hub where creative and enriching programming comes to life that serves our community. I couldn’t think of a better place for Fashion in Film to take place. Get your tickets early.”

Tickets for Miami Film Festival, including the Fashion in Film program, will go on sale to Miami Film Society members exclusively on Friday, February 1, 2019 and to the general public on Friday, February 8, 2019. Major sponsors of the 2018-19 Festival season include American Airlines, Telemundo and Miami-Dade County. The organizers also host a four-day festival in October called the Miami GEMS Festival, held exclusively at Tower Theater Miami. 

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