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GEMS 2022 Mini-Festival Dispatch

Miami Film Festival’s GEMS 2022 has just wrapped at Miami’s Tower Theater. The fall mini-festival is a one-week precursor to the Miami Film Festival (MIFF) that takes place in March. The festival started in 2014 as MIFFecito, but rebranded the following year as GEMS Film Festival. GEMS is advertised as presenting “the jewels of the fall season” with the “biggest awards contenders of the year” according to the director of programming at GEMS, Lauren Cohen. This year, the Tower Theater’s contract with the city has been terminated so although the festival’s future is uncertain the people there seem hopeful that it will not be the last. FIU Film Studies interns Kevin de los Cuetos and Tatiana Nunez were lucky enough to watch a few of the films played at GEMS this past week. Here are the highlights of what they saw: Continue reading GEMS 2022 Mini-Festival Dispatch

Miami Film Festival GEMS 2022

The ninth annual Miami GEMS film festival will take place between Nov 3rd- Nov10th. A more focused precursor to the Miami Film Festival, GEMS aims to showcase the most talked about festival hits, from crowd-pleasing spectacles by big-named directors to homegrown hidden “gems.” This year, GEMS made an in-person comeback with a party on opening night and special award presentations. Check out some of the movies to watch: Continue reading Miami Film Festival GEMS 2022