Gala Parties


Ultimat Opening Night Party
Friday, March 1, 2013 9:30PM
at The Historic Afred I Dupont Building

Celebrate the kick-off of the 30th Anniversary Miami International Film Festival where MIFF transforms the historic DupontBuilding into an elegant playground with a sumptuous selection of food stations from the finest local restaurants, an endless flow of wine and spirits… where you'll be inspired to dance the night away with fellow Festival guests. Have fun and toast the 10 days of exciting cinema to come!

Pyrat Awards Night Party
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:30PM
at National Historic Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

As the credits begin to roll on the 2013 Festival, celebrate the year's accomplishments at the Pyrat Awards Night Party! The audience award ballots are in the final count stage and the winner is announced at this event amid the rockin' festivities. The gala evening will feature a wide variety of culinary delights, wine and spirits, and plenty of entertainment! Plus don't miss the chance to stop by the Miami Film Month Popcorn Lounge, and taste all the flavors of Miami film, courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Presented at the historic ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING
  Presented at the historic FREEDOM TOWER at MIAMI DADE COLLEGE  

No one under 21 will be admitted. All patrons are asked to consume alcoholic beverages responsibly.


Participating Restaurants

Tuyo   Tuyo Restaurant

Tuyo's panoramic vista exalts the city skyline and the ocean, embracing the historic Freedom Tower – reminders that America and its cuisine are made up of many recipes and flavors, some homegrown and others brought in by waves of conquerors and immigrants, visitors and seekers. Tuyo is fusion. Tuyo is vision. Tuyo is yours.
5 Napkin Burger   5 Napkin Burger

5 Napkin Burger’s story began in 2003 at Simon Oren and Andy D'Amico's breakout hit, Nice Matin. Chef D’Amico’s “5 Napkin Burger” was so popular it became clear that it deserved a turn in the spotlight. Together with partner Robert Guarino, they set out to carve a new niche by creating an upscale American restaurant that uses the burger as its starting point. In 2008, the first 5 Napkin Burger opened in Hell’s Kitchen. Currently there are 4 locations in New York City and in 2011 5 Napkin Burger expanded to Boston and Miami.
Cibo Wine Bar   Cibo Wine Bar

Cibo Wine Bar brings authentic rustic Italian flare blended with a vibrant nightlife and has become the new hot spot on the Miracle Mile. This Italian eatery and wine bar, created by the Liberty Entertainment Group, offers traditional Italian fare in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The menu offers guests a true taste of Italian cuisine, featuring both traditional classics and modern staples. Like the food, the space itself is warm and inviting with stone + glass walls, rustic wood finishes, exposed brick and butcher block table tops. This rustic elegance makes Cibo ideal for a casual relaxed meal yet sophisticated enough for a special night out.

Fleming's   Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the finest prime steaks and discover new tastes with the Fleming’s 100, our award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Fleming’s gracious service and dedication to excellence turn evenings out into memorable times.
La Giralda   La Taberna Giralda

La Taberna Giralda, with its wooden floors and colorful atmosphere, reflects every corner of Spain and its vibrance. Traditional dishes are fused with creative interpretations using the freshest of ingredients. Its shiny long wooden bar allows for informal gatherings, and Flamenco nights bring to life the perfect blend of food, wine, passion and our tradition of sharing and laughing amongst friends.
Morton's   Morton’s The Restaurant

Morton's The Steakhouse Coral Gables exemplifies class and elegance in an ideal setting. Situated on the historic Miracle Mile in The City Beautiful, Morton’s Coral Gables is surrounded by world-renowned art galleries, boutiques and international businesses. Whether dining for lunch or dinner, guests can enjoy the intimate outdoor patio, indulge inside the main dining room or host private events both large and small in the boardroom. Fresh and delicious seafood, USDA prime-aged beef, hand-picked produce and elegant desserts are always on the menu. Guests can rest assured that their private dining experience will be an occasion to remember.
Piola   Piola

Founded in 1986 in Treviso, Italy, Piola combines fun, food, and culture in a unique setting. Our cuisine is rigorously Italian: simple and healthy. Piola is in known for its thin-crust pizza with more than 40 different kinds on the menu. Piola opens its doors to culture, hosting film premieres, literary and magazine events, art exhibitions and many other social and artistic activities in the communities we serve. Our goal as global company is to honor our customers by showcasing the best their cities have to offer.

Seasons 52   Seasons 52 Fresh Grill & Wine Bar

Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.
The Oceanaire   The Oceanaire

Executive Chef Kareem Anguin from The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Mary Brickell Village brings his Caribbean influences to all of his culinary delicacies, among them his short ribs with wasabi mash, lobster and mushroom risotto, citrus sweet potato, shrimp and grits, and tempura Alaskan King crab, just to name a few. With dramatic hues of Aruba blue and silver with cherry wood accents, The Oceanaire has a sleek, warm ambiance offering guests the ultimate upscale dining experience with the freshest seafood flown in from around the world daily. The Oceanaire is located in Mary Brickell Village at 900 South Miami Avenue.
Truluck's   Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crabhouse

We invite you to escape to Truluck's. A getaway for the senses. Come savor the freshest Crab, direct from our own fisheries. Delight in our fresh-catch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle.