The Florida premiere of Uruguayan black comedy Mr Kaplan will kick off the Miami Jewish Film Festival, set to run from January 15-29.

The festival closes with the Florida premiere of documentary The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s festival programme,” said festival director Igor Shteyrenberg.

“Its diversity and artistic uniqueness will delight, surprise, and reward those who share our passion for exploring cinema in all its forms.”

The festival’s 18th edition will present 74 films from 20 countries across eight venues including a free outdoor short film showcase and a drive-in presentation of Israel’s first sci-fi film.

Experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer Michael Gordon will stage an event featuring live music by members of the New World Symphony.

This year there will be a focus on German cinema.

Last year’s edition saw audience attendance grow by 250%. The festival is backed by the Center For The Advancement Of Jewish Education.