Miami Film Festival is a world-class platform for International and Ibero-American films. Presenting its 37th edition from March 6 -15, 2020, the Festival showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse cosmopolitan community of Miami. Cash awards totaling more than $150,000 are given in competition categories.

The 2019 Miami Film Festival attracted approximately 45,000+ people and 300 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals from around the world. In all, the Festival presented more than 170 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres, from more than 40 different countries. The Festival has had the privilege of hosting a noted group of filmmakers and talent, including Pedro Almodóvar, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Andy Garcia, Patricia Clarkson and many more.

Major trade publications such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen and Indiewire attend for coverage and reviews of the films. Miami Film Festival was declared in 2018 as “One of the 50 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee” by Moviemaker Magazine.

Miami Film Festival submissions are CLOSED for all categories except the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation Cinemaslam Competition.

For the complete rules and requirements for the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation Cinemaslam Competition, please visit

Overall Rating
  • This is a class A festival with some of the best parties guest and vibes in the industry so proud to have our work displayed there

    March 2020
  • Carmen Pelaez

    Everybody was extremely helpful at all times. The questions the moderator asked after the screenings were not only thoughtful--but really useful to other filmmakers in the room. Organizers were sure to introduce filmmakers to their peers as well as programmers from other fests. And the quality of the work presented was excellent. I can't recommend this fest enough.

    March 2020