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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2013
Media Contact:
Trenae V. Floyd
trenae@miamidade.gov
305-375-5694

Commissioner Jordan to Co-Host 8th Annual
Women’s International Film Festival Opening

Event to feature Jada Pinkett-Smith film


Two weeks ago, the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) hosted Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut for the premiere of their soon-to-be hit, The Call. For almost a decade, WIFF has been at the forefront of highlighting the acting and cinematic work by females in the industry. To celebrate nearly a decade of success, the organization will present its 8th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m., at the Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, in Miami. Co-hosting the event will be acclaimed actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan. Pinkett-Smith’s film Free Angela & All Political Prisoners will headline the show.

“The film industry is gaining economic ground in Miami-Dade County,” said Commissioner Jordan. “This is an economic engine that we cannot ignore. We’ve got to put the resources behind this exciting business to attract more television series and big-to-moderate budget films.”

According to Miami-Dade’s Office of Film and Entertainment, major films such as Ironman 3, Out of Time, Step Up 4, Marley & Me, Transporter 2, Rock of Ages, and 2 Fast & 2 Furious have made Miami the backdrop for their movies. Additionally, reality shows such as Kim & Kourtney Take Miami, The First 48, Basketball Wives, Miami Ink, South Beach Tow, Airport 24/7, and Swamp Wars have all made a mark as well.

For more information regarding the 8th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival, call (305) 653-9700.