The Ibero American Film Festival Miami, which will take place January 24 – 29, 2023, in Miami, Florida, announced the films selected for the fifth edition of the festival. The 2023 Festival will feature fifty, independent films selected amongst hundreds of submissions.
This year´s festival will host Argentina as its honored guest with the opening film, El Gerente, Ariel Winogard (Argentina), starring Leonardo Sbaraglia and Carla Peterson, on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 PM.
Festival attendees will return to theaters to discover IberoAmerican independent films. The festival´s programming includes features, short films and documentaries in different categories:
Nuevos Talentos (New Talents), this category showcases new works from Ibero-American countries that present an original, autonomous and daring cinematographic proposal, this section´s objective is discovering of talent, as well as proposing innovative and challenging cinema, here are the films presented in this category: Niños De Las Brisas, Marianela Maldonado (Venezuela), Sublime, Mariano Biasin (Argentina), El Agua, Elena López Riera (Spain), Nunca Seremos Parte, Amelia Eloisa (México), Un Varón, Fabián Hernández (Colombia).
Visiones Contemporáneas (Contemporary Visions), this category highlights how Ibero American talent is capable for of telling universal stories and seeks to identify and explore trends, themes and innovations by using genres of audiovisual language, here are the films presented in this category: Pasitos a la Fama, Carlos Carrera (México), Noche Americana, Alejandro Bazzano (Uruguay, Allanamiento, Tomás González Matos (Chile), Mi Vacío y Yo, Adrián Silvestre (España), La Maternal, Pilar Palomero (España), La Uruguaya, Ana García Blaya (Argentina).
Arte Ibero (Ibero Art), this category includes all kinds of productions that mix cinema with another artistic branch, it is a section dedicated to Ibero-American creativity, such as art, design, cooking and music, here are the films presented in this category: El Sueño de Ayer, Emilio Maillé (México), Capitanes de América, Gonzalo Lamela (Argentina), Superadaptados, Juan José Campanella (Argentina), Explora Colombia, Marco Contreras (Colombia), El Norte Sobre el Vacio, Alejandra Marquez Abella (Mexico).
Cine Con Sentido (Cinema with Sense), this year the IAFFM will once again join, with one of its most important allies, the Dicapta Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to guarantee equal access to information for people with hearing and/or visual disabilities. In collaboration with Channel 22, here are the following films presented in this category: Manantial,
Federico Novelo and Gabriela Govela (Mexico), María Izquierdo: Mujer y Artista, Gabriel Santander (Mexico), Mi Casa, Maribel Suarez (Mexico), Mesa de Tareas, Andrea Rey (Colombia). The fifth edition of the Ibero American Film Festival Miami, will also include a variety of events, galas, workshops and awards:
Animiami, animation is a method by which still figures are manipulated to appear as moving images. This category will present a large selection of activities around the world of animation, here are the films presented in this category: Metegol, Juan José Campanella (Argentina), Papa Consiguio Trabajo en Marte, Damian Galateo (Argentina), Porno Domestico, Dom (Argentina), Medialunas (Croissants), Mariano Mendes (Argentina), Carlos Montaña, Ita Romero (Argentina), Entre Lineas, Juan Paulin Lara (Mexico).
Taller de Chuco (Chucho’s Workshop), the animation studio founded by Guillermo Del Toro, which has a talented team of animators and staff who worked closely on the movie Pinocchio. Director Angélica Lares, along with other members, will offer an animation workshop and will exhibit some of their pieces. The studio will also present two films, Hasta Los Huesos, Rene Castillo (Mexico) and Viva El Rey, Luis Tellez (Mexico).
Galas Miami (Miami Galas), galas for highly produced films, special functions in collaboration with cultural institutes or film festivals; here we will have red carpets full of glamor with great guests: Cuando Duerme Conmigo, Eduardo Roman (Mexico-Argentina-USA), Estoy Todo Lo Iguana Que Se Puede, Julián Robles (Mexico), 30 Noches Con Mi Ex, Adrián Suar (Argentina).
Competencia de Cortometrajes (Short Film Competition), in this category 16 short films will compete.
IAFFM Industria (IAFFM Industry), this section will focus on how the industry uses Miami to bridge between Ibero-American producers. There will be a series of panels with professionals for anyone who is interested in venturing into the world of cinema.
Rainbow Flamingo Award, within all the feature films, that are part of the programming-both fiction and documentary, an award will be presented to a film with a LGBTQ+ theme.
FICM Presenta (FICM Presents), a special screening of, El Norte Sobre el Vacío, Alejandra Márquez Abella (Mexico), the winning film of the most recent edition of the Morelia International Film Festival will take place on, Friday, January 27, 2023.
Work In Progress, IAFFM is proud to announce the launch of “Work in Progress” with the aim of contributing and promoting internationally Ibero-American cinematographic works that are close to being completed. The films presented in this category: Fragmented, Facundo Escudero Salinas (Argentina), St. Vierja Academy, José A. Stoute (Panama), Once Upon a Time in The Andes, Rómulo Sulca (Peru), María Ojos Negros, Benjamín Brunet (Chile). These films will be screen at private functions to people from the industry.
Contact: Laura Mejía
The Festival is honored to present an award for a career tribute to the Argentine director, screenwriter and film producer, Juan José Campanella, who’s 2009 film, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Campanella will present his film, El Cuento De Las Comadregas.
The Ibero American Film Festival Miami, IAFFM, invites you to join them, for 6 days, as they present the best feature, short films and documentaries from Latin America, Spain and Portugal with the aim of promoting Ibero-American stories, messages of social impact, culture, flavors and emotions.
For more information, visit the official site https://iaffm.com, to access all their programming.