Miami Dade College’s 34th Annual Miami Film Festival

Miami Dade College’s 34th Annual Miami Film Festival took place from March 3 through March 12. It featured more than 150 screenings and hosted filmmakers from many different countries. The festival this year showcased full-length feature films, short films, documentaries and more. It was jam packed with red carpet events, Q&A sessions with directors, parties, award ceremonies and a plethora of workshops.

The program line-up held a bevy of categories including: Special Events, Marquee Series, Soiree Series, CINEDWNTWN Galas, Special Culinary Events, Knight Competition, Knight Documentary Achievement Award, HBO Ibero American Competition, Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition, Canada 150, Cinema 360º, Florida Focus, Miami Film 2017, Miffecito, Special Presentation, Google Talks On Gender & Racial Gaps In Film & Tech, Short Competition, Shorts, From The Vault and Masterclass.

Venues depended on what film was being played. Most of the films were broadcast at MDC’s Tower Theater. For more information about the Miami Film Festival, visit: http://2017.miamifilmfestival.com

Jaynell Perera

Spanish actress Rossy de Palma.
Sassy: Spanish actress Rossy de Palma poses for the cameras during a red carpet event at the Olympia Theater on March 4. She starred in Traveling Lady, a story narrating the life of the American journalist Nellie Bly. The play was written and directed by Jessica Mitrani.
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Fans taking a selfie with producer Nathalie Sar-Shalom.
Selfie: Fans snap a few selfies on March 6 with Nathalie Sar-Shalom (white blouse), the producer of El Inca at the Tower Theater, where her film was screened.
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Photo of Nathalie Sar-Shalom, Jaie Laplante and Ignacio Castillo Cottin.
Middle Man: Pictured from left to right, Nathalie Sar-Shalom, Jaie Laplante and Ignacio Castillo Cottin smile for the cameras on a red carpet event at the Miami Film Festival at the Tower Theater premiere of La Soledad and El Inca on March 7.
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Director Austin Peters.
Tropical Vibes: Director of Give Me Future, Austin Peters, poses on a red carpet event at Regal South Beach before his film screening on March 8.
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MDC President Eduardo J. Padron with guest.
Stellar Night: Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón and a guest pose at an event for the opening night of the Miami Film Festival on March 3. He and others recognized organizers in charge for the festival that brings directors and actors from more than 40 countries.
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Actresses Elaine Del Valle and Joy Jolise.
All Smiles: Actresses Elaine Del Valle (left) and Joy Jolise (right) pose on a red carpet event after the screening of Hot Girls Wanted on March 8.
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Photo Joseph Cedar interviewing Richard Gere.
Releasing New Projects: Joseph Cedar (left) and Richard Gere (right) talk about their experience making the film Norman.
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Photo of Jorge Thielen Armand and Rodrigo Michelangeli being interviewed.
Dynamic Duo: Jorge Thielen Armand (left) and Rodrigo Michelangeli (right) are interviewed about their new film La Soledad, screened at the Tower Theater on March 6.
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Director of Programming, Jaie Laplante talking on stage.
Fancy Pants: Jaie Laplante, director of programming, talks during the opening night of the Miami Film Festival. He also presented actor Richard Gere and filmmaker Joseph Cedar who talked about the festivals opening night film, Norman.
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