Miami Design District, Miami Film Festival to collaborate on Fashion in Film program

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Miami Design District (MDD) and Miami Dade College (MDC) recently announced a new partnership to present the acclaimed Fashion in Film Festival, curated by Marketa Uhlirova, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, in the Miami Design District as part of the 36th edition of Miami Film Festival, Mar. 1-10.

“Cinema at its best takes us to places of wonder, and for our next edition Miami Film Festival will take cinema to a new place of wonder — the Miami Design District, one of Miami’s coolest neighborhoods,” said Jaie Laplante, Miami Film Festival executive director.

“We are thrilled to be expanding the 36th edition of the Festival into this oasis for culture, art, food, fashion, and film,” he added.

“Every year Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival puts on an extraordinary and surprising program,” said Craig Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, the real estate development company behind the Miami Design District. “This year, the Miami Design District is honored to co-present and host the Fashion in Film Festival through this collaboration and partnership with the Miami Film Festival and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.

“We are grateful to Cathy Leff for helping bring Fashion in Film to the District and this new and exciting partnership with the Miami Film Festival,” Robins said. “The District serves as a center for high fashion, luxury and design. It also is a vibrant cultural hub where creative and enriching programming comes to life that serves our community. I couldn’t think of a better place for Fashion in Film to take place. Get your tickets early.”

This special Miami edition of the London festival takes place during the final weekend of Miami Film Festival, Mar. 8-10.The program will consist of a specially curated program comprising screenings, performance, panel discussions, and chats that explore the intersection between fashion and cinema. The program will be presented at Nite Owl Theater and in Paradise Plaza, a popular convening place within the District.

“For Miami, I am interested in staging a speculative dialogue between cinema, fashion and art — as three areas of creative practice that are normally seen as separate — to consider different kinds of intersections and continuities among them,” Uhlirova said. “Looking at the entire history of cinema, it is evident that fashion and dress have been among major concerns for filmmakers and artists working in the medium of moving image.”

Tickets for Miami Film Festival, including the Fashion in Film program, will go on sale to Miami Film Society members exclusively on Friday, Feb. 1 and to the general public on Friday, Feb. 8. For tickets, call 1-844-565-6433 (MIFF) or visit For membership opportunities or more information, visit or call 305-237-FILM (3456). Miami Film Festival is the only major film festival event housed within a college or university.

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