At an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in downtown Miami’s Olympia Theater, Chilean filmmakers Cristian Jiménez and Alicia Scherson’s Family Life (Vida De Familia) won the Knight Competition Grand Jury Prize of the 34th annual Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival, the only major film festival worldwide produced by a college or university.
The announcement was made by Jury members Michel Franco, Grainne Humphreys and Bahia Ramos, and the Award was presented by James L. & John S. Knight Foundation Vice President of Arts Victoria Rogers, representing the long-term sponsor of the award.
The awards ceremony, presided by the Festival’s executive director Jaie Laplante, capped a stellar edition of the Festival, with one final day of screenings still left to go, featuring a total of 140 films from 41 countries, including 17 World Premieres.
Miami Film Festival Winners
Knight Competition / Family Life
HBO Ibero-American / Maria (and everyone else)
Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition / Tomas Almazora for Litttle White Lie