MUMBAI: The Miami International Film Festival has announced the lineup for 29th annual event that will go underway on March 2.
While Tom Gustafson’s Mariachi Gringo starring Shawn Ashmore will open the festival, Chinese Take-Away directed by Sebastián Borensztein will be the closing film on the Awards Night on March 10.
Among the slate of 100 features are seven world premieres, five international premieres, 10 North American premieres and 10 US premieres. Selected films will represent categories including World Directors, Québec Cinema and modern Cuban life.
Ten documentaries will compete for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Award, which carries with it a $10,000 grand prize. A recognition of the career of screen veteran Robert Loggia is also scheduled to take place.
The curtains to the festival will be wrung down on March 11.