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Miami Dade College to Unveil the Miami International Film Festival’s 2010 Official Program

The press conference will take place on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the college’s Freedom Tower with an appearance expected from special guest and college alumnus, actor Andy Garcia
Miami International Film Festival

Miami, January 14, 2010 - The 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and hosted by Miami Dade College (MDC), will unveil this year’s official program with remarks from the president of Miami Dade College, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, at the college’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m

MDC officials and the MIFF team will also unveil the official poster, competition categories, partners, and exciting new initiatives for this year’s Festival, which will take place in Miami from March 5-14, 2010.

WHO:          MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón;  Vivian Donnell Rodriguez, executive director, MDC Cultural Affairs and Resource Development; and Tiziana Finzi, MIFF director  

WHAT:        27th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) kick-off press conference

WHEN:        Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. EST

WHERE:      Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL

Complimentary media parking is available at MDC’s Building 7 parking garage adjacent to the Freedom Tower located at the corner of N.E. 2nd Avenue and N.E. 5th Street. Please use the 5th Street (South side) entrance to receive a temporary parking pass.

National/Entertainment/Trade Press, Rogers & Cowan: Joanne Schioppi, 212-445-8416 / 917-853-7484,

MDC Media Relations: Juan C. Mendieta, communications director, 305-237-7611,

International/South Florida Press, MIFF: Dana Ballesteros, 305-237-7276 / 305-244-9112,

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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