Eurocinema, the US VOD and cable film channel dedicated to foreign films, is preparing to launch its first festival to run next year in Miami.

The First Annual Eurocinema European Film Festival will play at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the greater Miami area from February 6 to February 15 2009.

'Not only will it be home to great award-winning European films making their domestic debuts, but it will also be a fun and exciting atmosphere and a place where people want to be like the 'Art Basel' of the film festival world,' Eurocinema chairman and CEO Sebastien Perioche said, referring to the leading international show for modern art.

Festival coordinator Isabelle Landman and her company Red Chemistry will work with Eurocinema to launch the event. Further details will be announced in due course.