SAVE THE DATE
THE 8th ANNUAL ST AUGUSTINE FILM FESTIVAL

January 18 – 21, 2018

Presented by Flagler College, sponsored by Barbara & Arnold Grevior and produced by FLIFF. Welcome to the nation’s oldest city and one of the newest film festivals.  The films took place at the new Corazon Theater and Cafe as well as Flagler’s Lewis Auditorium & Gamache Theater.

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OUTshine FILM FESTIVAL

FT LAUDERDALE OCTOBER 18th  – 28th Oct – 2018

IT’S TIME TO OUTSHINE
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand to become The MiFo LGBT Film Festival in 2015, with a seasonal event serving each city. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

Because of its increasing popularity and success, MiFo has been rechristened to the OUTSHINE Film Festival, underscoring its brightness, broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Outshine is everything you want in a film festival… inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

OUTrageous. OUTspoken. And OUTstanding in what we deliver. Join us in 2018 for our 10th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition, October 18-28 and in 2019 for our 21st Annual Miami Edition, April 18-28.

OUTshine Film Festival is a d/b/a of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services of Florida by calling toll-free within the state to 1-800-HELP-FLA(435-7352) or by visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

22nd BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MIAMI

The best of Brazilian cinema is back!

 

We are back! It is with great joy that we bring to your screens the 22nd edition of BRAFF Miami with the best of Brazilian cinema.

BRAFF Miami is an official event of the City of Miami and City of Miami Beach and the State of Florida. It has been held for 22 consecutive years as an exclusive Brazilian content film festival outside Brazil. A display for formation, reflection, promotion, cultural exchange, diversity, political and sectoral articulations, artistic recognition, social actions, jobs and income creation, and an increasing business environment with extraordinary economic potential for the Brazilian audiovisual sector.

This edition’s tribute honors Carlos Diegues, a.k.a. Cacá Diegues. One of the most prolific and important filmmakers in the world, Cacá was one of the founders of Cinema Novo and directed films that were essential to Brazilian cinematography. We will be showcasing some of his films as Special Screenings at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale, and one of his most successful films, the classic Bye Bye Brasil will be the festival’s closing film at the outdoor cinema of the New World Symphony Soundscape Park.

Targeting the formation of new audiences for our cinema, we will screen titles debating contemporary issues relative to our society in the program “University Series” in partnership with Florida International University.

The 2017 – 2018 season was excellent for the Brazilian audiovisual, releasing different genres of films with a unique technical and artistic quality. The curatorship of BRAFF Miami, composed this year by Anna Marie de la Fuente (Editor-in-chief Variety Latin America), Carlos Gutierrez (director of the film distributors Cinema Tropical) and Flavia Guerra (journalist and film critic), selected eight gems to be presented at the Regal South Beach in the Festival’s Competitive Screenings.

We hope you will have lots of fun and please keep this in mind: a country without culture is a country without memory.

Long live the Brazilian cinema!

ADRIANA L. DUTRA, CLÁUDIA DUTRA and VIVIANE SPINELLI