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NEWS: Miami Film Festival Opens Its 36th Annual Edition

6 March 2019

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NEWS: Miami Film Festival Opens Its 36th Annual Edition

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 Theatre 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.

The Miami Film Festival has set This Changes Everything, a documentary about gender inequity in the film and TV industry, to open its 36th edition on March 1. Meanwhile, The North American premiere of Enrique Urbizu’s Gigantes will close the festival.

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