On March 20, 2012 the DocMiami International Film Festival held its annual poster unveiling event at Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine in Doral located at 11500 NW 41st Street where special invited guests enjoyed a dinner and cocktail celebration. DocMiami Executive Director, Monica Rosales and new DocMiami Awards Gala host, Jenny Scordamaglia of Miami TV had the honor of unveiling the 2012 Official DocMiami poster created by British artist, David Caines who joined guests via live video feed from London.
Distinguished guests present at the unveiling included: Chairperson of the Doral Cultural Affairs Advisory Board, Carmen Johnson as well as former City of Doral Vice Mayor, Robert VanName, Harriet Carter, Representative of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Zambrano of Zambrano Entertainment as well as other welcomed guests.
The Awards Gala will take place the evening of December 9th and will also include performances by Tito Puente, Jr, spoken word poet Rich Ferguson and additional musicians to be announced in the coming months as well as present the filmmaker and 2012 Contribution to the Arts Awards. The 2011 DocMiami "El Rey" Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award recipient was Multi-GRAMMY®
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DocMiami is a non-profit entity formed to launch the annual DocMiami Film Festival and events presented within the beautiful City of Doral. This celebration of documentary filmmaking at a global level nestled in sunny South Florida brings together emerging documentary filmmakers, students’ grades 6-12, as well as film and music enthusiasts in a truly bohemian, one-of-a-kind event. DocMiami’s music concerts benefit the non-profit, Brick by Brick Tanzania, Inc., performers such as Tito Puente, Jr. , Nigerian Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele, “The Godfather of Mexican Rhythm and Blues”, Javier Batiz, Canned Heat’s Fito de la Parra, Kiki Sanchez , Eloy “Rali Guanche, spoken word poet Rich Ferguson and Bo Blount and Fito Espinola, Paco Aguilera, Maikel Santalla contributed their talents during the 2011 event to assist school children in Tanzania whom are combating not only poverty but also a drought, malaria and the AIDS crisis.