Listen up, film fans! From February 2nd through the 10th, the Ibero American Film Festival Miami is set to take over the city for a showcase of more than 20 films from eight Latin American countries.
Going from a six-day festival to nine days, the event will have three screening rooms for the first time: Downtown Miami’s Silverspot Cinema — which has been the festival’s home since 2019 — the Tower Theater in Little Havana and the Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami.
What’s on at the Ibero American Film Festival Miami?
The Ibero American Film Festival is made up of several competition categories: Nuevos Talentos (New Talents), Visiones Contemporáneas (Contemporary Visions) and Panorama Latino (Latin Panorama).
In New Talents, which rewards productions whose directors present first works or second works, you’ll find “Heroico”, which follows a Native American teenager that enrolls in a military school in hopes of ensuring a better future, and “On the Go”, a delirious road trip movie starring Omar Ayuso from ‘Elite’.
Contemporary Visions, films with a narrative approach, highlights films like “Como el Mar”, where two characters who believe themselves to be sisters uncover family secrets that they seek to be solved by the sea, following their mother’s death. There are also some great movie in Latin Panorama, which covers Latin American production films presented for the first time in the U.S., such as crime film “Tumbadores” and war drama “Somos Ecos”.
Additional films on the lineup include “Asfixiados”, a film about a couple who have been married for 20 years deciding to take a sailing trip to rekindle their passion, but in a twist of events, ending up adrift at sea, and “Soccer Soul”, which narrates the story of the epic title won by Lionel Messi and the Argentine National Team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
What else can I expect?
In addition to screenings, there will be red carpets, forums, special events and networking opportunities. Some of the workshops taking place this edition will be International sales with Lucía Meik de Meikincine; International festivals with the director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Estrella Araiza; Media with Gerardo Michelin of Latam Cinema; Data analysis with Pablo Mondragón and Branding with Eloísa López.
The Ibero-America Film Festival Miami will run from Friday, February 2, to Saturday, February 10. For more information and tickets, visit their website here.