The MiamiInternational Film Festival (MIFF) presented by Miami Dade College will open onFeb 4 with Modiglianistarring Andy Garcia and closes on Feb 13 with Joaquin Oristrell's Spanishfarce Unconscious (Inconscientes).

All in all 118 pictures, including seven world and 15international, North American and US premieres, will screen at the festival,which will run competitions for World and Ibero-American first and second-timefeatures filmmakers and documentaries.

World premieresinclude Pilar Ruiz Gutierrez' Spanish psychodrama Alicia's Names (Los Nombres De Alicia), Gabriel Traversari's Nicaragua profileAlong The Pathways (PorLos Caminos), and BillyCorben's drug trafficking drama Cocaine Cowboys.

Other tilesinclude Luis Mandoki's El Salvador drama Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes), Rebecca Miller's environmental drama TheBallad Of Jack And Rosestarring Daniel Day-Lewis and Catherine Keener, and Matthew Vaughn's UK crimedrama Layer Cake.

Liv Ullmann will receive the Career Achievement Tribute onFeb 8 for her distinguished body of work as both actor and director, and MIFForganisers have also lined up a celebration of the life and films of JeanRouch.

"I am proudto bring a programme to Miami this year of the highest cinematic diversity,scope, and quality - a rich tapestry of independent cinema from around theworld, both dramatic and non-fiction, and many premieres," festivaldirector Nicole Guillemet (pictured) said in a statement.

"I wasespecially touched by the number of films this year with very personal, humanstories and poignant emotion, as well as the large increase in films about thepredicament of our time."