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Miami Film Month, Coupons And More

Media Contacts: GMCVB Media Relations at 305/539-3084, 800/955-3646 or Mabel De Beunza/Paula Gomez, Deepsleep Studios at 305/877-1031 or 305/807-8996.

MIAMI, FL. (May 29, 2018) - Film enthusiasts will have plenty to feast their eyes on in June during the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) 7th Annual Miami Film Month. Celebrating the arts by shedding light on cutting-edge, independent films, visitors and locals will have access to film festivals and $8 movie tickets. Likewise, the cinema industry can participate in the 8th Annual Miami Media & Film Market. Miami Film Month is part of the year-long Citi Miami Temptations Programs presented by Citibank, which takes a thematic focus on the best the destination has to offer with monthly deals and special events appealing to both locals and tourists alike. 

DISCOUNTED $8 CINEMAS 

Boutique cinemas and unique venues offer $8 tickets where guests can screen alternative films. 

  1. Bill Cosford Cinema - (5030 Brunson Drive 2nd Floor Memorial Building Coral Gables, FL 33124 - This cinema provides an educational and cultural resource for the University of Miami and the community it serves, by programming a wide variety of contemporary, classic and foreign films in a classic wide screen format, and by hosting lectures from renowned actors and directors.
  2. Coral Gables Art Cinema - (260 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134) – One of the Southeastern U.S.’s leading art house venues, this 141-seat theatre located in a jewel of a Mediterranean-style building showcases premieres of international and American cinema, classic films, special events, visiting filmmakers and more.
  3. Miami Beach Cinematheque - (1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139) - Home to the not-for-profit Miami Beach Film Society, the MBC is an intimate screening room, gallery and bookstore dedicated to the alternatives to commercial cinema. 
  4. O Cinema Miami Beach - (500 71 St. Miami Beach, FL 33141) - This cutting-edge independent cinema specializes in showing first-run independent, foreign, art, and niche market films.
  5. O Cinema Wynwood - (90 NW 29 St. Miami, FL 33127) - This cutting-edge independent cinema, located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, specializes in showing first-run independent, foreign, art, and niche market films.
     
GMCVB PARTNERS WITH FILMGATE

In celebration of Miami Film Month, FilmGate Miami, in partnership with the GMCVB, presents “The Producer Series: From Concept to Completion,” June 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Downtown Media Center and O Cinema Wynwood. FilmGate unites hunters and gatherers of unique stories and talent, who are changing the face of film and TV, with regional filmmakers and production companies working and are interested in working outside of the Hollywood system.  Guests include: Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri (The Florida Project), Micheal Keegan (Netflix), Amazon Studios and Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers/Beach Bum). The full series is $80 for members and $100 for non-members, and individual sessions are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Visit MiamiFilmMonth.com for more info, dates, times, etc.

EVENTS DURING MIAMI FILM MONTH 
The GMCVB is proud to partner and welcome the following film festivals dedicated to showcasing diversity and equality through the art of film.  

8th Annual Miami Media & Film Market - The intensive, fast-growing film and entertainment forum takes place from June 4 – 7, 2018 in Coral Gables, and focuses on film, television and digital media, helping to bridge the gap between the global entertainment industry and diverse multi-cultural markets. Presented by the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States (CAMACOL), this creative development initiative is designed for film and TV industry representatives of all disciplines, including production, distribution, financing and more. 

American Black Film Festival - The nation’s largest gathering of Black Film & Television Enthusiasts takes place from June 13 – 17, 2018. A community of artists, executives and industry tastemakers gather each year in Miami Beach to showcase emerging talent, celebrate Black culture and create opportunities for people of color to achieve success in the entertainment industry. 

Visit MiamiFilmMonth.com for a complete list of participants, special offers, hotel packages and events. 

 

“Miami Film Month is an excellent opportunity to celebrate and shine a spotlight on the significance of the cinema industry in Greater Miami and the Beaches. Our destination is home to some of the world’s best unique theatre experiences for alternative film, and more than 20 festivals that take place throughout the year,” says GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME.  “Our picturesque backdrop and vibrant cultural diversity make us an appealing and hugely popular location for both large and small scale film projects.”

Film, television, commercial and still photo productions have been an integral part of Greater Miami and the Beaches since the destination was made famous worldwide by Miami Vice’s Crockett and Tubbs during the 1980s. Classics like the “Birdcage” and “Goldfinger” put Miami center stage, and more recently, “Moonlight” filmed in some of Miami’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods, and made history at the 89th annual Academy Awards by becoming the first LGBTQ film to take the Best Picture prize.

 

PRODUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM:

Understanding the enormous potential of the film and production industry, Greater Miami and the Beaches will now benefit from incentive packages, including:

  • Miami-Dade County – The County will provide a maximum rebate of $100,000 when production companies spend a minimum of $1,000,000 in Miami-Dade.
  • City of Miami Beach – Miami Beach is offering a new $100,000 cash incentive for qualifying film projects and to waive fees such as parking and hiring off-duty police officers.
  • City of North Miami Beach – North Miami Beach offers reimbursements of 30% of total expenditures to production companies filming within city limits and spending between $10,000 and $50,000.
  • GMCVB – The organization will consider earmarking funds towards the marketing of film production projects once they meet the Miami-Dade County incentive criteria.

Visit FilmingInMiami.com to learn more about incentive and rebate programs throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches.

Miami Film Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Temptations Programs, focusing on the best that Miami has to offer with monthly deals and special events. Temptations Programs include: Miami Cruise Month (January), Miami Romance Month (February), Shop Miami Month (March), Miami Sports & Wellness Month (April), Miami Museum Month (May), Miami Hotel Months (June-September), Miami Spa Month (July-August), Miami Spice Restaurant Month (August-September), Miami Attractions Month (October), Miami Live Arts Month (November), and Miami Heritage Month (December).  For more information on the Temptations Programs, please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com or e-mail Temptations@deepsleepstudio.com 

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About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1.888.76.Miami (US/Canada only) or 305.447.7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305.539.3000. Meeting planners may call 1.800.933.8448 (US/Canada only) or 305.539.3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches & Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.

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