The 2024 Miami Film Festival releases the film line-up for its 41st Anniversary

The Miami Film Festival this year will celebrate its 41st anniversary. The list of films to be shown from April 5 to 24 includes over 180 feature narratives, documentaries, and short films from more than 30 countries. 

The festival will focus on inclusivity and diversity by including more than 39 films directed by women and a spotlight on Cuban cinema.

“With over 30 countries featured and nearly half of the presented features being directed by women, this lineup showcases films from some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as a hugely impressive slate of works from up-and-coming filmmakers making their world, international, and North American premieres,” said Lauren Cohen, Director of programming. “We are so proud to have a lineup of films that will truly move audiences as we celebrate the very best in world cinema.”The action-comedy film “Thelma” by Josh Magolin will open the fest, giving Oscar nominee June Squibb her first leading role as a  93-year-old woman on a vengeful quest across Los Angeles to trafck down phone scammers. The festival will close with “Ezra,” directed by Tony Goldwyn, which follows a stand-up comedian who lives with his dad struggling to co-parent his autistic son, Ezra.

 Lauren Cohen, Director of programming, announcing the festival line-up. (Photo courtesy of the Miami Film Festival)

MFF rooftop event at the Mayfair House Hotel & Garden. (Photo courtesy of the Miami Film Festival)

This year the festival will honor actress and producer Alison Brie (Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice awards nominee) and director Goldwyn (Oppenheimer) with The Art of Light Award honoring cinematic artists whose exemplary work shines on the evolution of motion pictures. In addition to the Art of Light honorees, director Greg Kwedar will be honored with the Impact Award for his film “Sing Sing,” which will be screened at the festival. This award will be presented to Kwedar in recognition of his film’s considerable impact in advocating for dignity, healing, and rehabilitation within our criminal justice system.

The screenings will be at theaters in Miami including the Silverspot Cinema, the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall, Regal Cinema South Beach, Cosford Cinema,  Coral Gables Art Cinema, the Miami Beach Bandshell, O Cinema South Beach, and PAMM. The full list of films and screening schedules are available at Tickets for the festival are now on sale to the public with individual tickets ranging from $10-$30. 

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