March 3, 2010
The Women’s International Film and Arts Festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary from March 26th – April 3rd, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The headline movie for the festival features Hollywood Star, Vivica A. Fox in Junkyard Dog, a suspense thriller co-starring Brad Dourif, directed by Kim Bass and produced by Deanna Shapiro. The movie will premiere on Friday, April 2nd to a red carpet event on the festival’s closing weekend. The opening night of the festival will be held at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135 on Friday, March 26, 2010.
The 5th annual Women’s International Film Festival (WIFF) promises to be internationally star packed. With almost 400 films received from more than 30 countries this year, the nine day festival will screen 68 films all about women in one of the most popular cities of the world–Miami. This year’s films feature notable actors from around the world such as: Ali Zahoor (The EastEnders), Hassani Shapi (Star Wars I & II and James Bond: The World is Not Enough), Narinder Samra (Silver Street), Christopher Villiers (Bloody Sunday), Elaine Hendrix (Parent Trap), Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), Vanessa Simmons (Run’s House, Daddy’s Girls), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) and many more.
WIFF has garnered support from many of the most prominent women in the industry. Notable mentions include Emmy, Grammy & 2008 Golden Globe Award Winning Actress (American Gangster) and WIFF Founding Honorary Chair Ms. Ruby Dee; and 2010 Honorary Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Congresswoman; 2007 Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (“Babel”); “The Breakfast Club’s” Alley Sheedy, Nighttime TV host Chelsea Handler and many more.
“… This festival not only showcases the talent of women across the world; it brings them together to share in a dialogue about issues concerning women through arts,” – Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Pictured: Actress Vivica A. Fox, one of the judges for the 2010 Miss America Pageant, speaks during a news conference for judges at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pageant will be held at the resort on January 30, 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)