Checklist of upcoming movie festivals in South Florida


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Craving a movie-going expertise past the standard multiplex? Right here’s a rundown of the movie festivals and particular film occasions at the moment scheduled by way of subsequent yr round South Florida:

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Movie Competition Fort Lauderdale, Oct. 14-24: The thirteenth version of the bi-annual celebration of movies made for and concerning the LGBTQ neighborhood returns with 85 movies and TV reveals out there to display screen just about or in particular person. Opening night time will deliver the historic drama “Firebird,” concerning the romance between two Soviet Air Drive pilots in the course of the Chilly Conflict, on the Museum of Discovery and Science’s AutoNation IMAX Theatre at 401 SW Second Road in Fort Lauderdale. The opposite in-person screenings might be held on the Gateway Cinema, 1820 E. Dawn Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The twenty fourth annual version of the Miami model, which is the place the competition was initially launched, might be held in April 2022.

Slamdance Miami, Oct. 28-30: The Sundance Movie Competition offshoot launches its first-ever Miami version with 18 movies from Central and South America, the Caribbean and Florida. Opening night time brings “Malpaso,” about twin brothers dwelling within the border city between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, directed by Héctor M. Valdez. Screenings might be held just about and in particular person on the North Seashore Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Seashore.

Miami Movie Competition GEMS, Nov. 4-10: Miami Dade School’s eighth annual mini-festival of present movies expands from 4 days to 10 this yr. The lineup consists of Pedro Almodovar’s newest drama, “Parallel Moms,” starring Penelope Cruz; “King Richard,” starring Will Smith as the daddy of tennis prodigies Venus and Serena Williams; “Crimson Rocket,” director Sean Baker’s follow-up to “The Florida Mission,” starring Simon Rex as a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown; and “Spencer,” director Pablo Larrain’s drama concerning the choice by Princess Diana (performed by Kristen Stewart) to depart her husband Prince Charles. The competition is held on the Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami.

Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Movie Competition, Nov. 4-21: The lineup for the thirty sixth version of the venerable competition might be a hybrid of in-person and digital screenings that includes 154 feature-length and brief movies from 40 nations. Titles embrace director Bruno Dumont’s media satire “France,” starring Lea Seydoux, and “My Promise To P.J.,” a documentary directed by Daniel Baldwin which options the primary time he and his brothers Alec, William and Stephen seem in the identical movie collectively. Screenings might be held on the Gateway Cinema, 1820 E. Dawn Blvd.; Cinema Paradiso Hollywood, 2008 Hollywood Blvd.; Savor Cinema, 503 SE Sixth Road; and the Pompano Seashore Cultural Heart, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Miami Brief Movie Competition, Nov. 12-14: The twentieth version of the annual showcase of brief movies from world wide (together with Florida) runs at two areas round Miami-Dade: The Deering Property Courtyard, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., and the Regal South Seashore, 1120 Lincoln Highway. The competition additionally holds bi-monthly screenings on the Deering Property.

FilmGate Interactive Competition, Dec. 3-5: The three-day competition returns with 15 digital actuality and augmented actuality installations, interactive artwork, poolside chats and music occasions. All occasions to be held on the Frost Science Museum, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., and the Perez Artwork Museum, 1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami Jewish Movie Competition, Jan 13-27, 2022: Named one of many prime 50 movie festivals two years in a row by Moviemaker Journal, the twenty fifth version of the annual celebration of Jewish-themed cinema will return to its free digital programming platform used at this yr’s most up-to-date competition. There will even be a pop-up touring street present presenting movies open air in the course of the 13-day competition throughout Miami-Dade.

Solar Cross Movie Competition, February 2022: The second version of the competition created by Chris Molina to showcase the works of rising Miami filmmakers will return in a doable hybrid of in-person and digital screenings.

Miami Movie Competition, March 4-13, 2022: The thirty ninth version of the oldest movie competition in South Florida, introduced by Miami Dade School, returns with screenings on the Silverspot Cinema, 300 SE Third St., and the Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami.

Popcorn Frights, Aug. 11-18, 2022: South Florida’s solely competition dedicated to horror and style motion pictures returns for its eighth version.

Third Horizon Movie Competition: The annual showcase of movies from the Caribbean, its diaspora and different marginalized areas within the World South will return in summer time 2022 (dates and placement to be introduced).

ScreenDance Miami: Offered by the Miami Gentle Mission, this annual competition showcases feature-length and brief movies made by native and worldwide filmmakers exploring the intersection of dance, new media and video-art emergent ideas. Dates for the following version, to be held at The Gentle Field at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW twenty sixth St., Miami, haven’t but been introduced.

This story was initially printed October 10, 2021 6:00 AM.

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Rene Rodriguez has labored on the Miami Herald in quite a lot of roles since 1989. He at the moment writes for the enterprise desk overlaying actual property and town’s affordability disaster.

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