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Last Monday, in the frame of Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the seven finalists previously selected to participate in the final phase of Miami Film 2016, organized by The Related Group and Miami International Film Festival, pitched their projects. The films, still in development, were warmly welcomed by a large audience and the international jury formed by Mariela Besuievsky, Fabien Westerhoff and Mauricio Kinoshita.

After the pitchings presented by some of the currently most successful Argentinian producers and directors, the members of the jury met in order to decide what projects showed a best quality and production feasibility. It was a difficult decision due to the high level of the projects presented, as the jury concluded: “The winners have been selected based on their creativity, the strength of their projects on both an artistic and technical level, and the inherent potential of the stories”. Finally, the cash prizes of $32,500 courtesy of The Related Group will be divided among these three winners:

1st Prize, $12,500: A Sort of Family, by Diego Lerman. Produced by Nicolás Avruj (Campo Cine).

2nd Prize, $10,000: The Death of Marga Maier, by Camila Toker. Produced by Pablo Ingercher (Oh My Gomez!) and Martín Cuinat (Roberto Me Dejó Films).

3rd Prize, $10,000: Dolores, by Gonzalo Tobal. Produced by Benjamín Domenech (REI CINE SRL)

The City of Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro is leading the effort to establish an African Museum and Cultural Center in Miami Gardens with the development of the African Museum of Arts & Culture (AMAC) Center.

 

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The AMAC committee will begin its inaugural fundraising activities to support the development of the museum with the Pre Gala Concert featuring award-winning artist Flavour. “La Jefe Del Merengue” Ivelisse Santos is also among the multi-genre lineup of concert performers that includes M.O.G. (hip-hop), Filon Jay (hip-hop), Erinosho John (jazz), Ayanbirin (Afro-soul), and Rachel Louissaint (kompa). The Pre Gala Concert will be held on Friday, August 28th, 11:00 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, located at 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens 33056. A press conference will take place on August 27th, 1PM at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex.

The weekend culminates with the main event, AMAC Night, a fundraising gala and award ceremony honoring local dignitaries, philanthropists, business and community leaders. The program will be held on Saturday August 29th, 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM at the Nine 0 One Event and Conference Center, located at 901 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33169.

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The CRA, City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Headliner Market Group (HMG) will present the 2015 Overtown Music & Arts festival. The 5th annual street festival (FREE ADMISSION) is set to take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the heart of the Overtown Business District on NW 3rd Avenue between 8th & 11th streets.Thousands of festival-goers are expected to take to the streets and sidewalks of the historic neighborhood – for a day full of family fun, local art, delicious food and performances from national and local artists.

The purpose of the Ovetown Music & Arts Festival is to promote and celebrate the rich history and culture of the historic neighborhood. The event has attracted thousands of attendees over the past five years and plans to widen visitor demographics with a star-studded line up of musical artists.

This year’s performances include nationally known musicians such as: Carl Thomas, Bobby Valentino, Raheem Devaughn, Melanie Fiona, Mya, and Glenn Jones. There will also be local performances from the Deep Fried Funk Band and South Florida’s local comedian and singer Larry Dogg. There will also be an interactive youth zone for kids.

Dedicated to the revitalization of the area, The CRA awarded a grant to the festival organizers, HMG, as part of its efforts to engage residents and festival participants in the redevelopment of the NW 3rd Avenue Business Corridor, specifically by showcasing the products and services of local businesses and organizations.