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It's lights, camera, action as curtain rises on Miami Film Month

2nd March 2012 Print

Month of March spotlights Miami's starring role as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau launches the inaugural Miami Film Month.

Miami is ready for its close-up, as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announces its first-ever Miami Film Month, a celebration of the destination's many contributions and close links to the Silver Screen. From being the home of internationally renowned film festivals and art cinemas; to its position as one of the most sought-after film locations in the world; to the countless movies that have featured the destination, Miami and the movies have what film mavens call "chemistry."

“We’re very excited to be launching Miami Film Month as another example of Miami's cultural richness and diversity,” said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB. “With our beautiful climate, stunning views, and accommodating locations, it's only natural that Greater Miami & The Beaches has become a destination and inspiration for the movies. We’ve also grown to be one of the largest production centers in the world for the film and television industries worldwide thanks to partners like our lifestyle and boutique hotels who provide special programs and amenities for the film community during their stays.”

Miami Film Month will allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy members-only, cost-saving prices for tickets to screenings on select days through March as well as free popcorn at participating venues. More information can be found on The month launches in conjunction with the Miami International Film Festival, one of the destination's largest movie gatherings and a major attraction for film-lovers from around the world. In total, Miami and the Beaches is home to 13 film festivals which take place throughout the year, including:

American Black Film Festival 
Brazilian Film Festival of Miami 
DocMiami International Film Festival 
European Film Festival 
Italian Film Festival 
Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival 
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 
Miami International Film Festival 
Miami Jewish Film Festival 
Miami Short Film Festival 
Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 
Sicilian Film Festival 
Women's International Film Festival

Art Cinemas also participating in Miami Film Month include: 
Bill Cosford Cinema 
Coral Gables Art Cinema 
Miami Beach Cinematheque 
O Cinema 
Tower Theater

To kick off Miami Film Month’s activities, the GMCVB will organize a series of consumer interactive stunts on March 1, where street teams made up of “Film Strippers” wearing playful trench coat costumes will interact with the community and “flash” Miami Film Month signage in areas such as Lincoln Road and Mary Brickell Village. The exchange provides an opportunity to educate consumers and film lovers alike. In addition, Miami Film Month will have a dedicated lounge space during the opening night of The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) on March 2 at The Dupont Building. Film lovers at the MIFF opening night will have the opportunity learn details on Miami Film Month and enjoy gourmet popcorn.

Miami Film Month becomes the newest addition to the Temptations programs developed by the GMCVB to allow all to enjoy the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Miami Film Month joins successful initiatives such as Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Romance Month and Miami Live Music Month. For more information on the Temptations programs visit