The Miami International Film Festival, celebrating its twenty sixth year in 2009, has become a major cultural Destination Event for the international film festival community. The Festival, presented each year in March, boasts attendance of 75,000, with over 300 filmmakers, producers, talent, and industry professionals attending. In the last five years, MIFF has presented films from more than 60 countries, including 300 East Coast, US, and World Premieres.
Programs such as the Miami Encuentros Projects and a special focus on Ibero-American cinema have made the Miami International Film Festival the leading gateway for the discovery of Ibero-American talent. Additionally, MIFF offers unparalleled educational opportunities to filmmakers and the community at large, including the REEL Education Seminar Series, the World Issues World Film outreach program, and MIFF Abroad, a cross-cultural venture created to cultivate the next generation of Ibero-American filmmakers.