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Miami International Film Festival, A Program of Miami Dade College’s MDCulture, Reveals Its Full 2014 Program & Major Highlights on January 28, 2014

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Miami, January 15, 2014 - Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) Executive Director, Jaie Laplante will announce and discuss the Festival’s 2014 program highlights including CINEDWNTWN Galas presented by Miami Downtown Development Authority, Knight Competitions, Lexus Opera Prima Ibero-American Competition, Papi Shorts Competition presented by Macy's, Special Presentation categories, Career Achievement Tribute honoree and unprecedented additions to MIFF's traditional lineup. The press conference will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium and will also feature a surprise celebrity guest.

The press conference will feature the announcement of several programming highlights for MIFF’s 31st edition, which will run from Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 16, 2014. The conference will commence with a special videocapturing the Festival’s program highlights. Following the video presentation, Laplante will reveal the Festival’s attending celebrities and other notables. MIFF is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launching pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival, a program of Miami Dade College’s MDCulture, attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals.

 Major sponsors of the 2014 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus, Miami-Dade County, Comcast, American Airlines, Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority, and Miami Downtown Development Authority. 

 As an MDCulture event, the festival is guided by an internationally respected educational institution and cultural beacon.  A guiding light for Miami’s cultural direction, MIFF simultaneously retains its original focus on maintaining, and further enriching, Miami’s film culture, along with its mission to bridge cultural understanding; endorse tolerance; and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous and unique academic setting. In fact, MIFF is the only major film festival housed within an academic institution. 

There is plentiful electronic metered parking on side streets; a Miami Parking Authority garage on the south side of the building (pay to park); or the College’s parking garage in Building 7 where attendees may park free of charge off NE

Fifth Street and Second Avenue: http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/generalInfo/campus_map.asp

Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), celebrating its 31st anniversary March 7 - 16, 2014, is 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. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. MIFF's special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory.  The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Major sponsors of the 2014 Festival include Knight Foundation, Lexus and Miami-Dade County. For more, visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-MIFF (3456).

MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC). Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. For more, visit mdculture.org

MIFF 2014 Program and Major Highlights Announcement

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • WHERE: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Building One, Second Floor Auditorium 300 NE Second Avenue

MIFF Contacts:

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, Jessica Wade Inc. | Tel: +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jessicawadeinc.com

Megan Sedlacek, Jessica Wade Inc. | Tel: +1 305-456-0483 | megan@jessicawadeinc.com

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist




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