28-30 October, 2021

Slamdance Miami will celebrate emerging filmmakers from Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Florida via an open-air, COVID-sensitive festival experience at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami, Florida from 28-30 October. The festival will then continue in a virtual component from 31 October to 7 November.

Slamdance Miami aims to continue Slamdance's 25-year history of providing emerging filmmakers with the platform they need to develop long-term artistic careers. This time, the festival’s programming is a fully collaborative endeavor between Slamdance, its alumni, and Miami's own arts leaders. This coalition has selected 18 films from filmmakers in 9 countries representing the future of filmmaking from these regions of the Americas. Slamdance Miami’s opening night film is Malpaso, directed by Héctor M. Valdez from the Dominican Republic.

Passes and tickets may be purchased through the North Beach Bandshell website at the cost of $90 for a three-day pass and $15 for tickets to individual screenings, with additional tickets available at the door on the day of events. Discounted passes and tickets are available for Miami Beach residents, seniors, students, frontline workers, and active-duty military. Passes for the virtual festival will be available on slamdance.com for $9.

The festival will be presented in-person to a limited audience with COVID-19 protocols in place. The venue is open-air (covered with a canopy) and mask-wearing will be mandatory throughout the entire festival. Bandshell staff and crew follow strict COVID-19 protocols, including mandatory masks while working and rapid-tests for all who have not yet been vaccinated. Slamdance reserves the right to remove any guest from the facility who refuses to follow COVID-19 and other public safety guidelines. This event is subject to change based on the COVID-19 situation at the time of the event. Up-to-date information about the festival’s COVID policy will be posted on the Slamdance Miami website.

Slamdance Miami Film Festival Founding event sponsors are:
GMCVB, The Miami Film Commission, FilMiami, O Cinema, Faena, Miami Media and Film Market & Miami Club Rum.

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