Miami International Film Festival

From Mar 2nd through Mar 11th, 2007The Miami International Film Festival, presented by Miami Dade College, celebrates its 24th Anniversary by getting bigger. Early March, movie goers are invited to enjoy the best of today’s world cinema. This year, the festival introduces new cinematic voices from every region in the world like Germany, Spain, Paraguay, Egypt and Indonesia. The festival’s impressive lineup has broadened this year including 112 Films, 92 Features and 20 Shorts, from which 7 are World Premieres. This edition is focused on a “world” notion of filmmaking. Regarding foreign participation, Ibero American Film Senior Programmer has noted “Collaboration between countries in the form of coproduction is at an all-time high, and film production incentive programs implemented in various nations over the past few years are finally starting to bear fruit, allowing filmmakers from twelve different Latin American countries to be included. The Iberian Peninsula is fully represented with three films by renowned filmmakers from Portugal. But the diversity of our film selection is more than just geographical. This year we are proud to bring to Miami a program that shows off its diversity through the freshness and originality of its stories and the aesthetic daring of its visions, as seen in this crop of films by first time and established filmmakers.” A set of special programs will be featured throughout this year’s festival including world premiers, animation for kids, Touching Florida, a special program for Miami films and filmmakers and others like REEL Education Seminars Series, and the Big Picture program that highlights films tackling world issues and human struggle for life and dignity. Presented by The Miami International Film Festival, Miami Dade College and University of Miami School of Communication, film industry leaders and noted filmmakers will share their experience in a series of eighteen panels covering various aspects of the creative process, film production, funding distribution, new technology and independent filmmaking. “Film festivals now serve a key role as a new channel of distribution which replaces in many cases the traditional art house as a venue for the introduction of high quality challenging cinema.” Says Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. “The Miami International Film Festival is proud to be part of a movement which brings significant new films to a wide audience.” For more information, please call: 305.237.3456

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