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Special Events (4)

Opening and Awards Night hold a special place in the Festival, as must-be-there events showcasing two honored films followed by extravagant parties. Join us in toasting the kickoff, and award winners, at the start and end of a fabulous 10 days!

Marquee Series (3)

Film screening accompanied by on-stage conversations with major film personalities of the moment, discussing their career and sharing an exciting new work.

Soiree Series (5)

A memorable evening out, beginning with an inspiring and entertaining film, segueing into a fabulous party.

Knight Competition (16)

A mesmerizing variety of powerful works from around the world, directed by filmmakers who have directed at least one previous Official Selection (feature) of the Festival. Films are eligible for Achievement awards totaling $40,000 in cash, courtesy of Knight Foundation.

Knight Documentary Achievement Award (24)

Candid, thought-provoking feature-length documentaries examining social issues, diverse cultures and influential people compete for an audience-voted $10,000 cash achievement award, courtesy of Knight Foundation.

HBO Ibero American Competition (11)

Open to all Ibero-American films in the Official Selection, competing for a jury-selected cash Achievement Award of $10,000, courtesy of HBO.

Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition (13)

Screenwriters from all feature films in the Festival that have a first-produced feature screenwriter credited, compete for a jury-selected cash prize of $10,000, courtesy of the family of the late Jordan Alexander Ressler.

Canada 150 (4)

In recognition of Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Festival will highlight Canada's internationally influential film culture, with the support of Consulate General of Canada in Miami and Telefilm Canada.

Cinema 360º (13)

A vibrant and dynamic selection of narrative works, from both accomplished and emerging filmmakers around the world, includes an international selection of dramas, comedies, suspense thrillers, and innovative docudramas.

Florida Focus (11)

Profiling the best works partially or wholly shot in Florida or by a filmmaker who is originally from or current resident of Florida.

MIFFecito (4)

Specially curated for younger film fans, these narrative films are for the entire family to enjoy.

Special Presentation (8)

Google Talks on Gender & Racial Gaps in Film & Tech (5)

A series of keynote talks + Q&As addressing solutions for gender and racial gaps in the film industry, especially in creative, producing, criticism, and technical roles

Short Competition (11)

The latest in films 30 minutes or less from around the globe, the jury-selected winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize.

Shorts (6)