Film still from 'Project of the Century,' one of 11 Knight Competition entries. Photo courtesy Miami International Film Festival.
The 32nd Miami International Film Festival, which begins Friday, not only boasts an impressive schedule that includes an Academy Award nominee (Argentina’s “Wild Tales,”), programs on Asian and French film, documentaries and emerging Cuban filmmakers, but also five awards, all with cash prizes.
Two are supported by Knight Foundation: the Knight Competition and the Knight Documentary Achievement Award. The first focuses on dramatic works and awards $40,000 in prizes for the Best Film, Best Director and Best Performance, chosen by a panel of jurors. Audience members get to select the documentary prize, which is open to all documentaries in the festival and awards $10,000.