Miami Film Festival

The Miami Film Festival is here! The festival opened March 3rd and will run to March 12th.

Miami Dade College 40th Annual Miami Film Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers, featuring International and Ibero-American films. The festival premiered with Ray Romano’s Somewhere in Queens and will close with Stephen Frears’ The Lost King. Screening 140 films from over 30 countries. Screenings are at various locations including Silverspot Cinema in Downtown Miami, Coral Gables Art Cinema, and the Bill Cosford Cinema.

Miami Film Festival is, literally, a celebration of cinema. Although several events have already taken place, many interesting events remain. MFF After Hours, On script series will be taking place on Wednesday March 8th 9:30 PM at the Mediterranean inspired The Fabel Wynwood. It doesn’t just stop there, the On Script series will continue Thursday March 9th at 9:30 PM at Bottle Blonde Wynwood. Want to spend an evening under the Miami downtown skyline look no further than the Plot Twist rooftop party, happening Friday March 10th at 9 PM. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, the Closing Night Party will happen on March 11th at 9 PM.

With the array of screenings happening, there is a great film for everyone. I am particularly excited for for Amanda, an Italian film exploring the life of upper-class teenage Amanda. Charcoal is a Brazilian film telling the story of a family who lives in the rural Sao Paulo countryside that encounters trouble when hosting a mysterious foreign guest. Leila’s Brother, a winner of the Knight Marimbas Award, explores the intricacies of a patriarchal family when 40-year-old Leila starts a family business to keep her financially troubled family afloat.

Screenings, events and so much more. This year Miami Film Festival celebrates 4 decades of bringing cinema to cosmopolitan Miami. Be sure no not to miss out on this year’s ultimate celebration of cinema. Tickets can be purchased on Sqadup and more information regarding the festival can be found on Miami Film Festival Website.

Laura Sainz is a first-year student at FIU. She enjoys the small things in life with her favorites being rom coms and sunsets. She also loves reading but has a bad habit of reading 10 different books at the same time.