Welcome to Season V!
It has been many years folks! We are all excited we have come so far. This fifth season theme is convergence, where it all comes together! 70+ Films will screen in three spectacular venues. Friday, Jan 12th to Jan 15th our congress will be running at full speed.
Over the years we have collected comments and observations of our fans and filmmakers. So, we have decided to mix events up and give our fans a full Miami experience. Opening night will take place at the Wolfsonion Museum on South Beach. Doors open at 6p and you will be given a taste of what SciFi Miami is all about. Not only that but we have a huge event in store for you.
We have been asked why not play some of our films, after all, we are filmmakers in the world of Science Fiction. As part of Friday’s schedule will be a free screening of Journey to Planet X. This Action comedy-drama tells all about who, and what went into the first science fiction film produced in South Florida, “Planeta Desconocido.” Also known as Planet X part II the frozen moon, this movie took three years to create by a dozen or more crew and 70 cast members.
The Joy and Fame from the film were hard to fathom, it was near the end of the festival run that the decision came to give back best was to create a Science Fiction Film Festival so that like-minded creators films could be screened and celebrated in South Florida. This void needed to be filled.
Five years later we will have screened over 300 films from Florida and beyond. Dozens of countries have been represented. Directors, Producers and their crews have attended the festival with a high percentage of them in attendance.
About 40% of our films are produced, directed or the lead protagonist is female.
Saturday doors open at 9 AM at the Knight Center adjacent to the Hyatt Regency. Kids and families are welcome to free sessions of Science Documentary Films, and 11 AM Children’s Films until 1 PM. The main event starts about 1:30 pm. The venue is large with a 400 seat auditorium, 150 seat lecture hall for screenings, workshops, and presentations. The main lecture will be by Academy Award Winning, Industrial Light and Magic’s Mickael Coedel who has a marvelous filmography including Kong: Skull Island, Avengers, Transformers, Rango, Happy Feet, Pacific Rim and Star Wars: Episodes 7 and 8. His lecture will cover some of this favorite projects and how to make a living in this industry.
There will be an exclusive dinner with Mr. Coedel and a limited number of guests, tickets are here.
Sunday is in Brickell at the Flamingo theater. Doors open at 1 pm were we will have a closing set of screenings, screenplay performances, and the awards party. Monday we will start early at 9 AM for folks who are joining us on the trip to the exotic western Everglades.
There are two choices of Festival passes. Standard admission starts at $35 and increases to $65. You get access to a guaranteed seat for all screenings, workshops, lectures and, the closing party.
VIP admission starts at $65 and increases to $149 and provides all the standard plus lots more. Also, you have access to the PreApocalyptic Happy Hour access to the exclusive docking bay.
Our main hotel is the Hyatt Regency, see the link for making a booking.
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ABOUT SCI FI MIAMI
The Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival is an experience. Not only for the attendee but the filmmaker too. We have meticulously selected films that represent the very essence of science fiction. As a result of our famous founders, we receive a considerable amount of films and screenplays from dozens of countries each year.