You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Miami Film Fest opens with ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’

Competing docs incude 'Blackfish,' 'Valentine Road'

The 30th Miami Intl. Film Fest will showcase 117 feature films and 12 shorts from 41 countries during its March 1-10 run, along with career achievement nods to Swedish writer-director Lasse Halstrom and Spanish multihyphenate Fernando Trueba.

Opening night pic is Morgan Neville’s “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” and the fest’s annual kudos night gala will culminate with “Venus and Serena,” helmed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. This year marks the first in MIFF’s history that the opening and closing pics are both docus.

“If you’re not at the movies every day in the first 10 days of March, you’re in the wrong place,” said MIFF’s exec director Jaie Laplante in the Tuesday release.

MIFF’s 30th installment presents six competition categories and 15 non-competition categories, including the Knight Ibero-American competition, the Knight Docu competition, the U. of Miami Shorts competition and the CINEDWNTWN Galas.

Some of the participating docs recently visited Sundance, such as Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s “Blackfish,” Lucy Walker’s “The Crash Reel,” Marc Silver’s “Who is Dayani Cristal?” and Marta Cummingham’s “Valentine Road.”

Fest will feature 12 world preems, seven international, 13 North American — including River Phoenix’s “Dark Blood” — and 15 Stateside.

More Film

  • steve dayan Teamsters Local 399

    Hollywood Teamsters, IATSE Condemn Sexual Harassment in Entertainment Industry

    The 30th Miami Intl. Film Fest will showcase 117 feature films and 12 shorts from 41 countries during its March 1-10 run, along with career achievement nods to Swedish writer-director Lasse Halstrom and Spanish multihyphenate Fernando Trueba. Opening night pic is Morgan Neville’s “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” and the fest’s annual kudos night gala will […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Directors Guild Begins Expulsion Process Against Harvey Weinstein

    The 30th Miami Intl. Film Fest will showcase 117 feature films and 12 shorts from 41 countries during its March 1-10 run, along with career achievement nods to Swedish writer-director Lasse Halstrom and Spanish multihyphenate Fernando Trueba. Opening night pic is Morgan Neville’s “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” and the fest’s annual kudos night gala will […]

  • Josh Brolin'Only the Brave' film screening,

    Josh Brolin Mourns 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman's Death: It Was an 'Absolute Freak Accident'

    The 30th Miami Intl. Film Fest will showcase 117 feature films and 12 shorts from 41 countries during its March 1-10 run, along with career achievement nods to Swedish writer-director Lasse Halstrom and Spanish multihyphenate Fernando Trueba. Opening night pic is Morgan Neville’s “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” and the fest’s annual kudos night gala will […]

  • 'Surviving Peace' Review: Does Israel Truly

    Film Review: 'Surviving Peace'

    The 30th Miami Intl. Film Fest will showcase 117 feature films and 12 shorts from 41 countries during its March 1-10 run, along with career achievement nods to Swedish writer-director Lasse Halstrom and Spanish multihyphenate Fernando Trueba. Opening night pic is Morgan Neville’s “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” and the fest’s annual kudos night gala will […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Top Sluggish Weekend Ahead of 'Geostorm'

    The 30th Miami Intl. Film Fest will showcase 117 feature films and 12 shorts from 41 countries during its March 1-10 run, along with career achievement nods to Swedish writer-director Lasse Halstrom and Spanish multihyphenate Fernando Trueba. Opening night pic is Morgan Neville’s “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” and the fest’s annual kudos night gala will […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content