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Miami Dade College’s 36th Annual Miami Film Festival
March 1 - March 10
Miami Film Festival is a celebration of thought-provoking international cinema for a diverse audience of movie lovers.
The Festival was founded by the non-profit Film Society of Miami, Inc. Since its first edition, which opened on February 3, 1984, films have been screened in a variety of theaters throughout the greater Miami area. By the sixth Festival in 1989, the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center had become the official residence. As the 1990s drew to a close, administration of the Festival was transferred to Florida International University for a brief period, and then in October 2003 to Miami Dade College (MDC), where it has remained since.
MDC has led the Festival through a period of tremendous growth and expansion, where it also become known under its other official name, Miami International Film Festival, and shifted its event dates to annually open on the first Friday in March, and run for 10 concurrent days. The Festival’s programming voice, unique among U.S. film festivals, has gained recognition for its numerous discoveries and has given out more than $1 million in cash awards to both established and emerging filmmakers.
Screening venues include: