The best things to see and do at the Miami Film Festival

With the arrival of this year’s Miami Film Festival (MFF) comes the usual celebrity sightings, glamorous parties, and a dynamic lineup of films you wouldn’t otherwise get to experience. But beyond the chance to connect with some of the world’s most influential and emerging filmmakers, the festival is an opportunity to bridge cultural understandings and expose new perspectives.

The festival begins Friday, March 3, and though we’re no film critics, we’ll be spending the next 10 days refilling our bags of popcorn for the exclusive lineup of dramas, documentaries, comedies, and thrillers ahead.

Here are our picks for the best things to see at the Miami International Film Festival this year.