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Open Dialogues an Official Selection of the 2022 Miami Film Festival

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is thrilled to announce that its documentary short film Open Dialogues: Stories From the LGBTQ Community is an Official Selection of the 39th Miami Film Festival.

Open Dialogues will be shown with five other film shorts as part of Shorts Program 6. The screening is at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 at Silverspot Cinema, 300 SE Third Street, in downtown Miami. The theater is located at the Muze at Met Apartments.

Directed, photographed, and edited by Miami filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez, Open Dialogues captures the intimately told coming-out narratives of seven Broward County residents. Shot in black and white, the 20-minute film explores how the LGBTQ community is marginalized among families, schools, churches, and public spaces – and how individuals interviewed for the film learned to empower themselves in these spaces.

“The Center is honored to have Open Dialogues selected among such a prestigious lineup of films by the Miami Film Festival,” said Joy Satterlee, Executive Director of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. “Kudos to director Freddy Rodriguez, the Center’s production team, and the seven cast members who shared their coming-out journey with such breathtaking honesty.”

Open Dialogues has been placed in the $55K Knight Made in MIA Award category, a juried competition that will reward three made-in-South-Florida films with cash prizes. This award will be selected from feature and short films selected for the festival, with at least one cash prize going to a short film.

Miami Film Festival is a world-class platform for International and Ibero-American films. Presenting its 39th edition from March 4-13, 2022, the Festival showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers.



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