The biggest Jewish cultural event in Florida is back and better than ever! The 23rd Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), which opened January 9th and runs through the 23rd, is showcasing 107 films from 25 different countries, setting a record this year for largest Jewish film program in the world.
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Panthers, get ready to vogue, or at the very least, be inspired to watch the fiercest queens strike a pose or two or three in Paris is Burning. The screening, co-sponsored by The Frost Art Museum and Flaming Classics, is a part of the Frost’s Art After Stonewall exhibit, and will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the theatre in GC 140. Continue reading Flaming Classics and the Frost Brings ‘Paris is Burning’ to FIU
Just this past weekend, on October 5th and 6th, FIU students participated in the mad rush that is the 48-hour film challenge, co-hosted by the Film Studies program and the Film Initiative. Those who attended generated storylines ranging from a student having a bad day to greek life gore. These students were then split into groups and were tasked with developing, writing, and shooting a short film all in under 48 hours on campus. Continue reading 48 Hour Filmmaking Challenge: That’s a Wrap
Panthers prepare yourselves for our 48 Hour Filmmaking Challenge!
Next weekend, any student interested in making or being a part of a short film (no experience necessary) will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other like-minded students. On Saturday, October 5th, participants will be placed into groups and spend the day planning their films, including coming up with a story, writing a script, rehearsing lines, storyboarding, location scouting, and developing a shot list. The next day, groups will return ready to shoot their five minute shorts. Continue reading 48 Hour Filmmaking Challenge Coming Weekend of Oct 5th
GEMS 2019, the Miami Film Festival’s (MFF) fall showcase, will run from October 10th – 13th, 2019 at the Tower Theater Miami. GEMS was introduced in 2014 to extend MFF’s curatorial work to give South Florida access and to spotlight important fall releases. This year, audiences can view works by auteurs like Celine Sciamma, Bong Joon-Ho, Noah Baumbach, and François Ozon. GEMS will also highlight new voices, styles, and trends through filmmakers like Neus Ballus, Chinonye Chukwu, Alma Har’el, Carlo Mirabella-Davis and Ladj Ly.
Opening Night and Closing Night
The festival is set to kick off on opening night with legendary filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s highly anticipated Dolor y Gloría (Pain and Glory). The Tower Theater will be transformed into a gallery featuring Almodóvar’s classic film posters, images in vignettes and a post-screening gala party sponsored by Estrella Damm. Guests will enjoy the Estrella Damm photo station, offerings by master chef Ferran Adrià, fine wines at the Marqués de Riscal station, and a Spanish churro dessert station. As Spain’s official entry for the 2020 Academy Awards, this is a film you don’t want to miss.
Continue reading GEMS 2019: Miami’s Fall Jewel + Staff Picks
For poets autumn is a time of reflection and melancholy, but on college campuses fall is the season of fresh starts. This fall I am excited about what’s happening in our FIU classrooms, around campus, and in the Miami film scene. Continue reading From the Director: Welcome to the Fall Semester