Top brass at the 31st Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) announced the full slate on January 28, which comprises 93 features and 28 shorts. The festival is set to run from March 7-16.
John Turturro will receive the career achievement award and the world premiere of Rob The Mob will screen as the Awards Night Gala, while the North American premiere of Michael Radford’s Elsa & Fred remake opens the festival.
Knight Competition entries include the world premieres of Marcelo Tobar’s Asteroid (Asteroide, Mexico) and Jorge Duran’s Memories Of The Desert (Romance Policial, Brazil).
Among the Knight Documentary Competition selection is Joe Berlinger’s Whitey: United States Of America v James J Bulger (pictured) and the North American premiere of Marianne Lamour’s The Art Rush (France).
Four entries compete for a total of $10,000 in the Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition for first-time feature filmmakers emerging from Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The films are: the US premiere of Here’s The Deal (Somos Gente Honrada, Spain) by Alejandro Marzoa); the world premiere of Mateo (Colombia-France) by Maria Gamboa; the US premiere of Stockholm (Estocolmo, Spain) by Rodrigo Sorogoyen; and We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa) (Mexico) by Samuel Kishi Leopo.
“The programming team of Miami International Film Festival believes the selection of films showcased in the festival this year is a reflection of our passion for film, and we hope that it will strengthen our community’s love and appreciation for the art of filmmaking,” said MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante.
For the full line-up visit the official site.