MIAMI FILM MONTH IS HERE: CINEMA CELEBRATED!

Jun 1, 2014

Contact: Media Relations at 305/539-3084 or Karen Bacellar at 212/445-8338.

Greater Miami and the Beaches Invites You to Experience the Destination’s Film Culture, Renowned Art Cinemas and Prestigious Film Festivals MIAMI (June 1, 2014) – From a new bus tour touting the destination’s famous film locations and renowned art cinemas, to an impressive list of influential film festivals, Greater Miami and the Beaches continues to be a place of cinematic excellence and unparalleled movie experiences. To celebrate the big screen’s illustrious presence in Miami, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) partners with MasterCard and Stella Artois to host the third annual Miami Film Month from June 1-30, with its biggest line-up of activities yet.

Miami Film Month gives visitors and residents a front row seat to the destination’s diverse film culture with discounted pricing at participating art cinemas. This includes $8 movie screenings with a Miami Film Month coupon, available online at a dedicated website, www.MiamiFilmMonth.com. Participating cinemas include:

  • Bill Cosford Cinema
  • Coral Gables Art Cinema
  • Miami Beach Cinemathequei
  • O Cinema Wynwood
  • O Cinema Miami Shores
  • Tower Theater

Miami Film Month will host a cocktail reception on June 5 at 5:30 pm at The Lyric Theater in Historic Overtown with a special free screening of VH1’s Rock Docs and exclusive showing of “Tanning In America” hosted by director Billy Corben.

Three film festivals have also partnered with the GMCVB to organize featured events in honor of Miami Film Month. The Miami Jewish Film Festival Summer Matinee Series will include a showing of the 1940 film “Foreign Correspondent” on June 22nd at The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Miami Beach at 3pm. Tickets can be found at www.JewishMuseum.com.

The Miami Short Film Festival will host a special cocktail reception and screening on June 25 (starting at 7:30 pm) at Paragon Cinemas 13 in Coconut Grove. The screening will spotlight important and influential Miami filmmakers, with tickets available for purchase online at www.MiamiFilmMonth.com. Of course, the magic of movies is felt year-round in Greater Miami and the Beaches as the destination hosts a full line-up of festivals from January through December, including:

  • FIU Media Arts Film Festival (MAFF) – June 14, 2014
  • Brazilian Film Festival - August 16-24, 2014
  • Miami Fashion Film Festival – September 11-14, 2014
  • DocMiami International Film Festival – September 12-13, 2014
  • Miami International Children's Film Festival – October 2014
  • Italian Film Festival – October 9-14, 2014
  • Miami Short Film Festival – December 5-12, 2014
  • Borscht Film Festival – December 2014 (bi-annual)
  • CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival – January 15-29, 2015
  • Miami and Beaches Environmental Film Festival – Dates TBD
  • Women's International Film Festival – March 2015
  • Miami International Film Festival – March 6-15, 2015
  • Miami Gay& Lesbian Film Festival – April 24-May 3, 2015
  • Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival – Dates TBD
  • Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival – Dates TBD
  • Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival – Dates TBD
  • Optic Nerve Film Festival – Dates TBD

A true Miami Film Month experience would not be complete without a tour of where the movie magic happens. The Miami Film Tour Bus is offering a behind-the-scenes, insider’s look at the locations and stories that have made the destination such an important center of film-making, along with a special showing of a feature film relevant to Miami. The schedule for June is as follows:

  • Sunday, June 8 – “Paraiso” at Corables Art Cinema
  • Saturday, June 14– “The Beach Chronicles” and “Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists” at O Cinema Wynwood
  • Sunday, June 29 – “Two Much” with Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Daryl Hannah at Miami International Film Festival/Cosford Cinema
  • Sunday, June 22 – “Goldfinger” at Miami Beach Cinematheque

  • As part of Miami Film Month, the GMCVB is launching a contest in which film fans can enter to win two seats on the bus and to special showings of the films. To enter visit www.Facebook.com/VisitMiami.

    “The spotlight is on Greater Miami and the Beaches as writers and producers look for a truly diverse destination for their production projects” said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB. “With our beaches, cityscapes, cultural heritage sites and new and emerging modern neighborhoods, our destination is an easy set to dress and a natural location and backdrop for any story. With Miami Film Month, the destination’s rapidly growing arts and festivals scene is ready for its close up.”

    For more information on Miami Film Month festivities and participants, please visit www.MiamiFilmMonth.com. Miami Film Month is part of the Temptations programs developed by the GMCVB to allow all to enjoy the best that Miami and The Beaches has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Miami Film Month is part of the successful playbook including Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Romance Month, Shop Miami Month and Miami Live Music Month. For more information on the Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit destination sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiAndBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com.

    About MasterCard
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    About Stella Artois
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