MIAMI + “INDIE” INDEPENDENT = MINDIE – MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
MINDIE is Miami’s newest independent “Indie” film festival, now in its second year, celebrating Independent Films from around the world. It’s a fun, exciting and affordable weekend for you, your friends and family to spend in South Beach, enjoying the best Indie Films made this year.
Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall
1130 Washington Avenue, South Side, Ground Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139
FRIDAY JULY 07 2017 / SUNDAY JULY 09 2017.
Doors usually open 15 minutes before each screening:
July 7th Cinemarketing Workshop at 3pm Screenings at 6:30pm
July 8th at 1pm
July 9th at 1pm.
All screenings will be during the afternoons and evenings on all the 3 days of the Mindie 2017 Film Festival.
WHAT’S IT COST?
All tickets are free, offered on a first-come / first-served basis. We will have a link where people can get their tickets (free tickets) on our website soon. Seating is limited, so come early and enjoy drinks and dinner in South Beach before and after the screenings.
Founded in 2015, Mindie – Miami Independent Film Festival is an ongoing film festival that works on two different levels: monthly competition and annual event. The monthly edition give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers. Instead of waiting for months before getting an answer from the festival, filmmakers are immediately contacted if selected. Their work is privately screened and evaluated by a jury of industry professionals.
Every month, the jury selects winners from each category. The monthly winners will then compete to be screened at our annual event. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers and distributors from all over the world.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR:
This year we received 1,061 films from 64 countries. All 1,061 films were evaluated on their overall quality, production value, development of the story and cinematography.
We then selected 92 Monthly Winners and among these winners we selected 1 Feature Narrative, 1 Feature Documentary, 11 short films, 4 student films to be screened at the Cinematheque (during the 3-day Mindie Film Festival).
Festival goers can also enjoy the photography exhibition “I’ve already seen it somewhere”, a collection of photographs of actual film locations coupled with the scenes from New York based films. Artist Davide Fiore will also be present during the festival. The exhibition will be held in the gallery of the Miami Beach Cinematheque for the month of July . In addition, on July 7th there will be a free Cinemarketing workshop where experts from the Visual Storytelling Institute and the Visual Storytelling Academy from Rome – will share actionable tips you can apply to your movie promotion today.
Promotional Video: https://vimeo.com/220282624
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/204825193372038
Film freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/miamindiefest
FINALISTS MINDIE 2017
Train Station by Marty Shea, Ian Bonner, Athanasia Michopoulou, Juliane Block, Hesam Dehghani, George Korgianitis, Xavier Agudo, Craig Lines, Yosef Khouwes, Tony Pietra Arjuna, Ryan Bajornas, Surya Balakrishnan, Nicola Barnaba, Julia Caiuby, Tiago Carvalho, Diane Cheklich, Todd Felderstein, Ingrid Franchi, Joy Lee, Daniel Montoya, Aditya Pawar, Andrés Sandoval, Guillem Serrano, Nitye Sood, Adrian Tudor, John Versical, Kresna D. Wicaksana, Rafael Yoshida, Bruno Zakarewicz, United States 2015
My Home موطني by Igal Hecht, Canada 2016
Two Kinds of People by Quincy Perkins, United States 2015
The New Politics by Joshua wong, Hong Kong 2016
That Little “Drive” Thing by Yoann Luis, France 2015
Jewish Blind Date by ANAELLE MORF, Switzerland 2015
SMOKE THAT TRAVELS by Kayla Briet, United States 2015
The Thieves of Almira by Andrew Lee, United States 2016
A Beautiful Trip by Louie Rosa Alicea, United States 2016
Net by Ao Chen, China 2016
Pint Puller by Jake Balfour-Lynn, United Kingdom 2016
Life Crisis by Luke Zammit, United States 2016
Labeled by Ken Davis, Emily Atkins, United States 2016
Rest of Your Life by Melanie Amanda Ho, United States 2015
The Wishgranter by Echo Wu, Kal Athannassov, John Mcdonald United States 2016
The Bookworm by Richard Wiley United States 2016
The Owls by Natalia Bougadellis Greece 2016
Miami Independent Film Festival
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The best little film festival in South beach just got better!
If you’re looking for a fabulous weekend of stars and cinema on glamorous South Beach, then look no further. Mindie 2017 — The 2nd Annual Miami Independent Film Festival will take place the 2nd weekend in July at the Cinematheque, located at the Historic City Hall in the heart of Art Deco South Beach. And here’s the best part: all tickets are free, if booked online and in advance.
Mindie Film Festival Founder and Co-Director, Laura Gasperini says, “The launch of last year’s festival exceeded all expectations. And this year promises to be even better. We are film industry professionals, and we noticed a lack of support for “Indie” (independent) filmmakers. We hoped to fill a niche, and the response has been phenomenal.”
Laura Gasperini and her Co-Director, Valentina Vincenzini founded the Mindie Festival as an online, ongoing, month-to-month independent film competition in 2015. In 2016 they launched the first, annual Mindie Festival event in Wynwood, an artist enclave near downtown Miami.
This year, the festival has moved to the Miami Beach Cinematheque, to accommodate the growing audiences and to showcase the three event including screenings, interactive audience-director panels and producer interviews and after show cocktail parties and receptions, for the visiting filmmakers and international guests.
Founder and Co-Director Valentina Vincenzini explain how the festival is evolving and growing each year. She says, “This year we selected 1 Feature Narrative, 1 Feature Documentary, 11 Short films and 4 Student films to be screened among 1,061 submissions received. The selection process took almost a year and we want to thank our President of Jury Isabella Roberto and our Jury who evaluated all 1,061 submissions on their overall quality, production value, development of the story and cinematography.”
Festival Co-Director, Laura Gasperini says, “The festival runs for three days, starting Friday evening, July 7th, which is Opening Night, and which showcases a breathtakingly beautiful new documentary feature film, My Home, set in Israel. My Home was chosen for its powerful and personal view on how it is to live as a minority in the state of Israel.”
On Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th, the Mindie Film Festival offers full afternoon screenings of selected winners in the shorts categories, from around the world. Each evening screening is capped with a festival centerpiece film, including the Saturday evening fictional feature, Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Call Me Jeeg), which is our Special Screening of the day. The Film won six David Di Donatello (equivalent of Italian Oscars), including Best Editing. Editor Federico Conforti will be present for a Q/A after the screening of the film.
Seating is limited, so come early and enjoy drinks and dinner in South Beach before and after the screenings. All tickets are free, offered on a first-come / first-served basis.
Mindie Film Festival audiences can book their free tickets directly on the Mindie Film Festival website located at: www.miamindiefest.com/mindie-2017/
Mindie Film Festival Press Info: Mindie Film Festival Directors and Guest Filmmakers are available for interviews and appearances. For bookings, please contact Laura Gasperini.
Laura Gasperini, Festival Founder / Co-Director
SIDEBARS: HERE ARE THE INTERNATIONAL INDIE FILMS BEING SCREENED AT MINDIE 2017 (July 7-9, 2017):
Google Drive Access to individual shorts and features / Mindie selected films / Press & Media Kits:
MY Home, Feature Documentary (52 minutes) will be our Opening Film. The Film was chosen for its powerful and personal view on how it is to live as a minority in the state of Israel.
Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Call Me Jeeg) is our Special Screening of the day. The Film won 6 David Di Donatello, including Best Editing. Editor Federico Conforti will be present for a Q/A after the screening of the film.
(Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes)
Train Station, a film by Collab Feature was chosen for the originality of its structure, and shows how a story can take a different path depending on the Country it is told.
(Duration: 1 hour and 37 mins)
Company Name: Mindie Film Festival
Contact Person: Laura Gasperini
Address:1919 Bay Dr #504
City: Miami Beach
Country: United States