Movie-Goers Flock To 37th Annual Miami Film Festival

 

Miami Dade College’s 37th Annual Miami Film Festival was cut short on March 12 due to the coronavirus concerns, but not before movie-goers got six days of action.

Starting on March 6, the festival, which was originally slated to end on March 15, featured more than 100 screenings at several movie houses across Miami, including the Olympia Theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Tower Theatre and Silverspot Cinema.

It 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 line-up featured a bevy of events including: CinemaSlam, Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba, Art of Trailer Editing With Joseph Hackman—Oolite Art Skills Master Class, Experiential Storytelling: Entertainment Spaces of the Future, Knight Heroes, Shorts Programs, Conversation with Josh Fox and more.

 

Jose Navas on the red carpet.
Hamming It Up: Jose Navas, who directed and produced the 2019 film El Balsero, poses at the Miami Film Festival’s opening red carpet at The Olympia Theater on March 6.
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Dr. Padron on the red carpet.
Welcome Back: President Emeritus Eduardo J. Padrón discusses his love for the Miami Film Festival with reporters during the festival’s opening red carpet at The Olympia Theater on March 6.
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Josh Fox presenting.
Listen Up: Josh Fox, an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-Nominated filmmaker, sheds light on environmental conversation and climate change during a discussion with Pure Nonfiction podcast host Thom Powers at the Silverspot Cinema on March 10.
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Three panelists discussing virtual reality.
Class Is In Session: Product designer Savannah Niles is joined by video game designer Lindsay Grace (right) and Paris-based narrative director Alyssa Landry (left), who discuss the usage of virtual reality in modern filmmaking during a masterclass on March 7 at the Silverspot Cinema.
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Director Elaine Del Valle on the red carpet.
Inspiration: Film director Elaine Del Valle gives advice to aspiring filmmakers at the Miami Film Festival’s opening red carpet. She produced the 2020 short film Princess Cut and was named one of 5 Filmmakers to Watch by the Miami New Times.
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Director Bryan Burton posing for the camera.
Hubba Hubba: Film director Bryan Burton poses with a tube of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape gum during the Miami Film Festival’s opening red carpet. Aside from directing the short film Push the Point (Rated T for Toxic), Burdon has played roles in films such as The Post, Money Monster and The Night Of.  BYRON THOMPSON JR / THE REPORTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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