MIFF 2014 KNIGHT COMPETITION
Miami International Film Festival’s Knight Competition consists of dramatic works from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, as well as Latino-themed works produced in the United States. The films are competing for $40,000 in prizes courtesy of James L. & John S. Knight Foundation.
Competing films are eligible for a $30,000 USD Knight Grand Jury Prize that will be split between the filmmaker and the U.S. distributor of the film. If no U.S. distributor is secured before April 17, 2014, then the full award will be made to the filmmaker. The Grand Jury, in its own discretion, will also award up to a total of $10,000 additional funds to two other films in the Knight Ibero-American Competition for distinctions of the Jury’s selection.
Knight Documentary Competition consists of engaging and thought-provoking feature-length documentaries created by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons and inspiring people. The films are competing for $10,000 courtesy of the Knight Foundation.
LATEST U.S. DISTRIBUTION DEALS FOR MIFF GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge’s debut film Tanta agua (So Much Water), Grand Prize winner of the Knight Ibero-American Competition at the 30th Miami International Film Festival, locked a North American distribution deal with the New York-based company Film Movement. more…
The second feature film directed by Cristián Jiménez, Bonsaí was the big winner at MIFF 2012, winning the $30,000 Grand Prize sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. U.S. distribution was secured by Strand Releasing. Jiménez also took home MIFF’s $5,000 Jordan A. Ressler Screenwriting Award.