IAFFM is a platform that will present the best US LatinX and IberoX feature films, shorts, and documentaries to promote our diversity, our stories, our social impact message, our cultures, our flavors, and our emotions.
Mexico will be this year's guest country; for that reason, we want to pay tribute to the trajectory of Mexican women in cinema.
We will have special screenings, honoring guests, masterclasses, and a lot more.We are advancing a new generation of filmmakers, the IberoX creators from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal of any race, gender, sexual identity, or socioeconomic standing.
Our vision is to be globally recognized as the premier platform for Ibero-American visual artists to grow, develop, and showcase their work in the United States.
Our mission is to provide a venue to develop, mentor, and showcase Ibero-American talent and their work in the visual arts by creating a nurturing space within the artistic community in Miami. The Foundation main goal is to connect artists with industry professionals in all categories and provide feedback through its talented and accomplished experts, support their growth, and contribute to their overall success.
Our third edition arrived in 2019, as a much larger event, with strong support from the audience and filmmakers with a record of 125 submissions. We had new artists and artists who were already positioned within the industry as special guests. The 2019 Festival featured a forum on women and various talks by directors and actors who presented their projects both in competition and on display. Famor Botero was one of the directors who stood out in this edition with the world premiere of his film ´SOFÍA ¨ which had a strong media presence and total ticket sales at the box office.
In 2017 we organize a festival that showed case 10 feature films and 23 shorts in competition, this time with Ibero-American artists, promoting the creation of short films in local schools in Miami and other countries such as Spain and Mexico. As the festival grew, we managed to capture the spotlight of different press media that recognized us the importance of supporting Ibero-American cinema in the United States.
In 2016, five Cuban-American filmmakers were invited to an event where their short films - between 5 and 10 minutes in length -were screened with an audience of 250 people. Being able to give them that window of diffusion and the opportunity to showcase their talent pave the way to a significant motivation that had an impact on the growth and development of new artists who had the opportunity to continue their path within the film industr
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