For its 30th anniversary edition (March 1 – 10, 2013), Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), will showcase 45 films making their World, International, North American, and U.S. premieres.
From this year’s lineup, MIFF will screen 10 feature films making their World premiere and three world premiering short films. Festival patrons have the opportunity to be the first in the world to view these anticipated films.
In addition to these world premieres, five films will make their International premiere, nine films will make their North American premiere, and 16 films will be screening for the first time in the U.S. There will also be one internationally premiering short film and one U.S. premiering short film.
“We are proud to be able to provide our Festival patrons with such exclusive opportunities to preview these phenomenal films making their very special premieres,” rejoiced MIFF Executive Director Jaie Laplante. Films of note to our Sugarcane Magazine readers include: Three Kids (Twa Timoun) (Belgium/Haiti, directed by Jonas D’Adesky)
After Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake destroys their orphanage home, three boys wander the streets of Port-au-Prince, lost in the confusion and chaos that grips their nation.
Nairobi Half Life- (Kenya) Vividly realistic crime drama about a young man’s misbegotten journey from his rural village to Nairobi, where he pursues a dream of being an actor.
Viva Cuba: Rap is War (Cuba)- Risking his freedom, director Jesse Acevedo documents the extraordinary underground rap music that is helping brew a new counterrevolution within Cuba. WORLD PREMIERE Preceded by Lost Country by Heather Burky.
Twenty Feet From Stardom (USA)- Backup singers finally get their due in this music-packed film that includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler and Mick Jagger.
Venus and Serena (USA)-Intimate documentary of the tennis conquering Williams sisters during the hardest year of their careers, as they defy skeptics to stay on top of the game.
For the the complete program or to purchase tickets for screenings, visit here.