Google Joins the Miami International Film Festival to Spotlight Gender and Race Inequality in Film

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Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival has announced a partnership with Google to present a new seminar series that addresses gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly those in technical cinematographic positions.

“Google has changed the world of technology and information in swift and radical ways,” said the festival’s Executive Director and Director of Programming Jaie Laplante. “Who better to lead a new charge at changing long-standing gender and racial inequalities in opportunities in the world of film and technology? We are incredibly honored that Google has chosen Miami International Film Festival as a forum to discuss solutions and inspire new filmmakers wanting to scale the heights of their chosen profession.”

“The Google Seminar Series on Gender and Racial Gaps in Film and Tech” will take place in the Idea Center at Miami Date College and several other locations over the course of four days, from March 5-8.

Highlights of the seminar series includes veteran cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s (“Citizenfour,” “The Invisible War”) screening and discussion of her memoir, entitled “Cameraperson,” which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

The 33rd Miami International Film Festival will take place from March 4 -13, 2016. For a complete list of the films being presented, click here.

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