Festival Calendar

Miami International Film Festival

Miami International Film Festival
Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Avenue
FL 33132 - 2204 Miami
phone +1-3 05 237 34 56
fax +1-3 05 237 7344
email: info@miamifilmfestival.com

Executive Director + Director of Programming
Mr. Jaie Laplante

Year of Foundation 1984

Event Date from 05 March 2021 till 14 March 2021

Event Date

in Miami, United States

Sections Feature Film, Gusman Premieres (Films from world renowned directors and emerging filmmakers are showcased at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts), Knight Competition, Knight Documentary Competition, Cinema 360°, Reel Music Scene, Shorts Competition, Mayhem, Veomiami Digital Marketplace, MIFFecito

Terms of Entry World premiere no earlier than January 1, 2019 for all competition sections, DCP only, all feature film competition categories: 60 min. or longer; all documentaries: 50 min. or longer, short film: max. 30 min. World, International or US-premiere preferred. No DVD submissions, only online submissions via Withoutabox or password protected platforms.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Early Deadline: 29 June 2019 / fee: 45 - 55 USD
Regular Deadline : 31 July 2019 / fee: 55 - 65 USD
Late Deadline: 31 August 2019 / fee: 65 - 75 USD
Extended Deadline: 15 October 2019 / fee: 100 USD

Attendance Figures 45,000

Participants of the Film Industry 300 filmmakers, talent and industry professionals and talent scouts

Prizes/Awards MARIMBAS Award (30.000 USD for best Feature Film)
Documentary Achievement Award (10.000 USD for best Documentary voted upon by festival audience)
HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award (10.000 USD)
Jordan Ressler First Feature Award (10.000 USD)
Zeno Mountain Award (5.000 USD)
IMDbPro Short Film Award (5.000 USD)
Feature Film Audience Award
Short Film Audience Award

German Films


Knight Marimbas Award
QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic (BA/AT/RO/NL/DE/PL/FR/NO, Razor Film Produktion)

Special Presentation (In-Theater)
AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD (UND MORGEN DIE GANZE WELT) by Julia von Heinz (DE/FR, Seven Elephants, Kings & Queens Filmproduktion)
CORTEX by Moritz Bleibtreu (Paloma Entertainment, Port-Au-Prince Film & Kultur Produktion, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)

Number of Films Shown around 170 films from more than 40 countries

Media Coverage national and international coverage

Evaluation The Miami International Film Festival uses the unique geographical and cultural position of Miami to be a premiere venue for the exhibition of international and US films, with a special focus on Ibero-American cinema. A large number of buyers from South America attend the festival. Cash Awards totaling more than 150.000 USD are given in 10 Competition categories.

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