In only its third year, Doc Miami International Film Festival has garnered overwhelming support and attention from the film industry as well as South Floridians. Building on this momentum, executive director and co-founder Monica Rosales looks to the 2012 festival to be its most outstanding yet, saying “ We are very excited to present this years’ official selection films which will transport audiences to exotic locations, introduce them to new and soothing sounds, and expose them to global issues relevant to everyone around the world”.
This years’ festival will take place December 7th-9th, alongside Art Basel. The festival will kick off on December 7th at the North Miami Beach campus of Nova Southeastern University. The films being shown on this day are free and open to the public. Those interested in attending must RSVP on the DocMiami website. Between December 8th and 9th the historic California Club 6 in North Miami will screen all the official selections to the public. The full lineup can be seen on the DocMiami website at www.docmiami.org.
In previous years, the highlight of the Doc Miami International Film Festival is the closing night gala. This year the gala will take place at the prestigious Trump International Beach Resort with notable performers such as Tito Puente, Jr., Prince Emmanuel Abderele of Nigeria (visiting performer to Osun’s Village African Cultural Corridor), Kiki Sanchez, and Eloy “Rali”. The gala will culminate with an awards presentation for the filmmakers and the presentation of the “El Rey Tito Puente” Contribution to the Arts Award to Grammy winner, Willy Chirino.
Doc Miami International Film Festival is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on sponsorship. This year DMIFF is excited to announce generous support from the City of Sunny Isles. Through this outstanding partnership the 2012 Doc Miami International Film Festival will be the most exciting and successful to date.
For up to date information and schedule, please visit: http://www.docmiami.org
About Doc Miami
Doc Miami is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best that documentary filmmaking has to offer worldwide. We seek to provide filmmakers a forum in which to promote their unique contributions to the evolution of the cultural arts within South Florida and within the entertainment industry as a whole. In addition Doc Miami hosts a documentary film festival to promote up and coming documentary filmmakers at a local, national and international level. We provide educational outreach programs for young filmmakers grades 6-12. In an effort to give back, Doc Miami has hosted benefit concerts to raise funds in order to build much needed schools in Tanzania.