Source: Miami Film Festival Newsletter
Submissions for the 35th Edition, March 9-18, 2018, are now open.
Organizers of the internationally-celebrated Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival has opened submissions for Official Selection to its 35th annual season, to include both its fall showcase GEMS, scheduled October 12 – 15, 2017, and the 35th edition of the Festival to be held March 9 – 18, 2018. Considered the top venue in the U.S. for emerging Ibero-American cinema, the Festival seeks the latest works in any genre by debut, emerging and veteran filmmakers for various competition and non-competition categories, including features, documentaries, shorts, experimental cinema and Florida-centric stories.
New for 2018, Festival Director Jaie Laplante unveiled a new competition category, Knight Made in MIA Award a $10,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Festival’s long-time, esteemed partner The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation.
“With the international success of the Oscar-winning Moonlight, we saw as never before how our south Florida stories could have a global impact,” said Laplante. “We hope this new prize will continue to draw attention to the power and grace of south Florida stories, and inspire filmmakers to continue striving to tell those stories.”