Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema, will celebrate its 30th anniversary March 1 - 10, 2013. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 70,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals world-class platform for film and filmmakers promotes Miami as an educational and international film destination.
Opening night will kick off with a screening of screening of the film "Twenty Feet from Stardom". One of the film’s leading and legendary stars, Darlene Love, will be at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts for a special performance. After the screening, the celebrations will continue at the Ultimat Opening Night Party in The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building whish will include savory food stations by Tuyo Restaurant, 5 Napkin Burger, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, La Taberna Giralda, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Piola, Season’s 52 Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, and Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House. Drinks such as Jolivet Sancerre wine, provided by Frederick Wildman, and an Ultimat Bar, provided by Patrón, will flow throughout the evening. Attendees can dance to music provided by MTV’s DJ Mauricio through the night in anticipation of the remaining Festival dates
The festival will continue over the next 9 days with over 140 films. Internationally acclaimed directors attending the 30th Miami International Film Festival include: Lasse Hallström, Fernando Trueba, Matteo Garrone, Pablo Trapero, Susan Seidelman, George Sluizer, Zhang Yan, Chris Sanders, Kirk de Micco, Jeanine Meerapfel, Jesper Ganslandt, Cristián Jiménez, Whit Stillman, Alejandro Landes, Julio Hernández Cordón, John Roberts, Carlos Sorín, Leon Ichaso, Orlando Jiménez-Leal, Billy Corben, Stefan Haupt, Michael McGowan, Rafa Lara and Gonzalo Tobal.
Actors expected to attend include: John Leguizamo, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eduardo Noriega, Oscar nominee Lena Olin, Oscar nominee James Cromwell, Griffin Dunne, Ariadna Gil, Zoë Kravitz, Douglas Smith, Andre Royo, Don McKellar, Martina Gusman, Gabriela de la Garza, Miguel Angel Muñoz. Jorge Perugorría, singer Cucu Diamantes, ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, Alfredo Castro, Karen Martinez, and Brady Corbet
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 305-405-6433 or visit www.miamifilmfestival.com.