Miami Film Festival

For the first time in its roughly two decades of existence, a South Florida LGBT film festival will not use the words gay or lesbian in the title of its event.

The former MiFo LGBT Film Festival starts Friday under a new name: OUTshine Film Festival, with 65  movies over 10 days.

Mark Gilbert, chairman of the festival, spoke recently with WLRN about the rebranding of the event. He started by taking us back a bit to understand how we got to this point.

Gems Festival Brings Critically-Acclaimed Films To Miami

Oct 12, 2016
Miami Film Festival

This weekend, the Tower Theatre in Little Havana has a lineup that would make any festival in New York City jealous.

 

The Gems Festival is called "Gems" for a reason: these are the crown jewels of the film festival circuit. Now in its 35th year, this festival is largely focused on films that will likely be nominated once Oscar season rolls around. So South Floridians will get a chance to see some of these films before most people in the state, or even country, will get the chance to.

via wcff.org

The Miami International Film Festival started last week on March 1, bringing scads of film and megawatts of international star power. And while it may be the biggest celebration of film this month in town, it's not the only one. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has, for the second time, dubbed March Miami Film Month in an effort to promote the city's art cinemas.