Miami International Film Festival 2012

March 2012

As part of its program of activities to support and promote producers and the film industry, in general, and their goals in the USA, EGEDA participates in and sponsors film festivals. This year, for the first time, EGEDA is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), in which 12 Spanish productions will be screened, among them are: "Madrid 1987" by David Trueba, "The Opposite of Love" by Vicente Villanueva , "The Sex of the Angels" by Xavier Villaverde, "The Sleeping Voice" by Benito Zambrano and "Torrente 4" by Santiago Segura and 6 co-productions "Baracoa, where Cuba began", "Calvet", "Chinese take-away", "Las Acacias", "Porfirio" and "Juan of the Dead" that won the Audience Award.

The Miami International Film Festival has selected world-renowned Barcelona-based designer Javier Mariscal as the official poster artist for its 29th edition. Along with Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba, Mariscal is co-creator of MIFF 2011's opening night film, the animated hit musical "Chico & Rita".

EGEDA developed VeoMiami, a Viewing Experience Online of Works of Miami International Film Festival, as an industry component of the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival. VeoMiami is an Internet platform established for the viewing of works from anywhere in the world, security encoded and watermarked. More than 50% of the MIFF 2012 catalogue has been digitalized and included the Ibero-American Digital Market, a curated section of 21 US Hispanic and Ibero-American genre and art films.

In recent years, more than ever, Spanish cinema has been gaining traction in the United States. It’s only fitting that Spanish cinema has its own stamp and exhibition opportunities, enabling American – especially Latino – audiences to learn more about "Made in Spain" films, with the shared language that Spanish cinema provides.


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