CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

LENT Day 27 The Festival’s Rene Rodriguez Critics Award is bestowed on Saint Patrick's Day

The Festival’s Rene Rodriguez Critics Award is bestowed by all accredited film critics covering the 2018 Festival to one outstanding film in the Official Selection. The Award was established in 2018 in honor of Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald’s film critic from 1995 to 2017, for his outstanding body of work and contributions to the art and discourse of cinema. This year, Rodriguez will announce the winning film in person. Members of this year’s jury are:

Gary M. Kramer / Film Critic for and other various publications, Co-editor of Directory of World Cinema: Argentina, Volumes 1 & 2

Hans Morgenstern / Vice Chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCA), Film Critic for, contributor to Miami New Times

Juan Barquin / FFCA Member, Film Critic for Dim The House Lights, GALECA Member, Arts contributor to Miami New Times, Flaming Classics Programmer

Michelle F. Solomon / FFCC Member, Film Critic/Editor for ​​, Writer for ​Artburst Miami

Rubén Rosario / FFCA Member, Film Critic for ​

Allison Hazlett-Rose / FFCA Member, Film Critic for FlickDirect

Alfred Soto / FFCA Member, Film Critic for Humanizing The Vacuum

Ruben Peralta Rigaud / MPAA Certified, OFCS Member, Film Critic for in Miami & Revista Cineasta in Dominican Republic, Writer for Culturacolectiva from Mexico

Joanne Butcher / Writer for Cinesource Magazine

Dwight Casimere / Entertainment Editor of The Times Weekly Chicago

Hernando Olivares / Film Critic contributor to El Sentinel/The Sun Sentinel and Radio Caracol Miami

Roger Walker-Dack / Film Critic for

Gisela Savdie / Film Critic for in Miami and El Heraldo in Colombia

Dave Montalbano alias “Cinema Dave” / Film Critic for Observer Newspaper

Carlos DeVillavilla / Film Critic for Cinema 365 Blog in Orlando

Mayra Blanco-Martinez / Film Critic for Conexiones Magazine

Winners in these categories, as well as the $10,000, audience-voted Knight Documentary Achievement Award will be announced at the Festival’s Awards Night ceremony on Saturday, March 17th at the Olympia Theater, part of the CINEDWNTWN program presented by Miami Downtown Development Authority. The Festival’s closing night selection, the International premiere of the smash hit Spanish comedy Holy Goalie!, will screen after the ceremony.
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