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KijiK Multimedia at Miami Film Month

The growing film industry has generated a wide array of opportunities, and Greater Miami is home to exquisite events and excellent marketing opportunities. Particularly, the 2015 Miami Film Festival generates enough potential for multiple marketing avenues—ranging across booths, art cinemas and brand featurettes.  

Miami Film Month and the Miami Film Festival

All of June will feature Miami’s hottest industry partners and brand supporters. From the 1st to the 30th, Greater Miami’s strongest brand pillars will be considered synonymous with the film industry’s finest hits, trends and innovative offerings.

Miami newcomers and residents will partake in the 2015 Miami Film Festival with $8 tickets. One ticket provides art cinema attendance and permits access to special screenings throughout the month. Of course, downloaded coupons are fully available, and participants can visit for more information.

Kijik Multimedia and the Miami Film Festival

The film industry’s growth is directly supplemented by brand support and cooperative growth efforts. One of the event’s strongest pillars, Kijik Multimedia, delivers outstanding support for the area’s finest projects and platforms.

Kijik Multimedia has produced exclusive, branded multimedia projects since 2000. Reaching many platforms, television projects, films, documentaries, commercials, websites, events, music videos and more, Kijik Multimedia is very attuned to the Miami Film Festival’s dedication to media. Kijik Multimedia’s clients span across many platforms, and across many industries—including The United States Air Force, Miami Science Museum, Sustainatopia and Bacardi.

Well-known for its in-house brand projects, celebrity support and big-time documentary appearances, Kijik is no stranger to high-profile events. Now, they’re extending marketability options while exploring experimental marketing platforms through this year’s Film Festival.

Sponsoring and Opportunities

Kijik Multimedia’s Miami Film Festival sponsorship is dynamic, and it empowers the brand through enriching the lives of film enthusiasts. Miami Film Month, itself, is home to a variety of inspirational panels, galleries and informational speeches. Empowering such an event conceptualizes Kijik Multimedia’s industry approach while connecting its consumer base with animation, web content, documentaries and brand recognition.

Kijik’s story is very potent on Pintrest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sources. Within the “multimedia marketing era”, high social media recognition is important. The 2015 Miami Film Festival shares similar visibility across social media—providing engagement on many levels, and across many consumer spheres.

Primarily, Kijik Multimedia’s opportunities reach film enthusiasts entering the media. Kijik’s full support of rising industry specialists, new entrants and also established members is unique—and its marketing efforts, niche. The film industry targets a particular consumer sphere, as multimedia is widely accessible online. In many ways, Kijik Multimedia’s approach to event sponsoring is invigorating, and it’ll likely become standardized in upcoming years.

Feature Film, Television and Corporate Levels

Miami Film Month provides opportunities for service consumers and companies alike. Documentaries, television features and multi-platform series are all there, and critically acclaimed stars like William Shatner, Kimmy Jean Louis and Daryl Hannah have been featured in Kijik Multimedia’s widespread support. On ground levels, Kijik Multimedia’s event marketing approach meets industry appeal with high connectivity. On a corporate, refined level, its industry approach is highly innovative—and incredibly potent.

Burn Notice gets its Pink Slip

Miami is known for its glamorous criminality. Shows like Miami Vice and movies like Scarface are just some of the earlier productions that reshaped Miami’s image from a place to go when it’s time to retire to a sunny place for shady people. This makes Miami the perfect backdrop for any show where the good guys go after the bad guys, and in the case of Burn Notice, the ex-spy goes after the international criminal cartels.

Burn Notice came to Miami in 2007. Originally show producer Max Nix wanted the show to be set in New Jersey, a more believable location for recently dismissed secret agent Michael Weston to live out his own retirement, when the USA Network decided that they wanted a bigger contrast between the character and his environment and selected Miami as the location for Burn Notice. The name of the show comes from the saying “Spies don’t get pink slips, they get burn notices” and it looks like Burn Notice is getting its pink slip after all.

After a successful seven years of filming in Miami, Burn Notice has been cancelled. The show was being funded by production incentives from the Florida State Legislature and when Florida decided to cease funding the program Burn Notice decided to cancel the TV show after 111 episodes.  Although they still than enough financial support for at least two more seasons, rumor has it that the funding did not allow for higher salaries for the cast and an exhausted creative team.

In addition to Burn Notice, two other South Florida TV shows were recently canceled.  Magic City, a TV show set in Miami in 1959 about the owner of a luxury hotel, and The Glades, set in Palm Beach County, about Chicago detective who takes a position with The Florida Department of Law Enforcement. These two shows were canceled in August 2013 around the same time that the state’s production incentives stopped being funded.

For those of you are looking to see more of Michael Weston’s adventures, there has been talk of a movie or perhaps a spin-off of some sort. Although no one has asked the Burn Notice creators to write any scripts just yet, the series finale was left open ended. Burn Notice will be missed in Miami, and so will the production incentives that will allow state funding for future South Florida shows.

Commercial Photography in Miami

Miami, Florida has become a Mecca for photographers and agencies looking for just the right backdrops for their work. It offers the intensity of a diverse metropolitan area, yet is just minutes away from sand, palm trees, and crystal clear blue waters. Miami photo shoot locations offer photographers in Miami the ability to create using everything from multi-million dollar mansions to the faces of hard working street vendors.

More and more commercial photographers are discovering Soho Studios as one of the best Miami venues for professional film and photography. Soho Studios offer over 65,000 square feet of versatile space. It is large enough to shoot a fleet of cars, yet it can be intimate enough for a lingerie campaign.

Located in Miami’s trendy Wynwood District, Soho Studios provides the exclusivity and privacy needed for photo and video sessions involving even the biggest names in the entertainment business. In circumstances where confidentiality, security, and privacy are critical, the team at Soho Studios can deliver.

If you are considering a commercial photography location, need space with the capability to provide remarkably diverse backdrops, or are even producing a music video, consider Miami, Florida and Soho Studios. We are South Florida’s premier photography studio, music venue, and convention space facility. We offer event space Miami and South Florida utilizes for a variety of projects, meetings, and shows. We have been transformed into party venues Miami is building its reputation on. Our world-class clientele includes names like Absolut, Puma, Ford Motor, Evian and American Apparel and many more.

Have an idea or concept? Contact the team at Soho Studios. Our network of South Florida vendors and suppliers can help you facilitate getting your commercial photography project done at the highest of levels. Our experienced staff can offer you the assistance to deliver your project to the most uncompromising of standards. There are photography studios in Miami…and then there is Soho Studios. Versatility, experience, and responsiveness. For commercial photography in Miami, choose Soho Studios.

Commercial shoot locations in Miami

Not too long ago many commercials were filmed on South Beach. Now in 2013 Wynwood has become the epicenter for filming most of all Miami commercials. Wynwood is Miami's art district and the last underdeveloped area of Miami. Full of murals and home to several bars and restaurants, the area is great for filming all types of commercials.

This Victoria's Secret commercial featured "Angels" strutting their stuff around Wynwood in high heels draped over Lamborghini's.

Victoria Secret chose to film their latest commercial in Wynwood and boy did they make it sexy! With so much eye candy already in Wynwood, these beautiful models took it to a whole another level. What happens when sex meets Wynood? Play the video and find out!

When choosing a filming location in Miami its important not be too far away from hotels and the I95. This is why Wynwood has become the best location in Miami for filming commercials. If you are interested in looking for a location in Miami for filming commercials then Soho Studios is the ideal choice for directors. With 70,000 sq ft of production space, Soho Studios offers everything a director and film crew will need for filming their commercial shoot. If you need one large space then look no further then our Armory Studio. The Armory is the largest studio in Miami. This studio has 33,000 sq ft of productions space that's ideal for filming commercials.

Women's International Film & Arts Festival

The Women's International Film and Arts Festival (WIFF) will took place on March 20-24 in 2013. This Miami festival celebrates films by, for and about women from all over the world. Screenings of the 50 films chosen for the festival this year will take place in Wynwood at the Women's International Film warehouse, as well as various area restaurants and party venues in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami.

This year Jada Pinkett Smith opened the 8th annual festival. Held during women's history month, this festival celebrates the contributions women make to the world of film. The Women's International Film and Arts Festival, was founded in response to the sobering statistic that only 7% of films are directed by women. WIFF hopes to help correct that deficiency by celebrating and promoting films that are directed by women. The festival has also become one of the premier film festivals in Miami and won the best film festival award from the Miami New Times.

WIFF is located in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, north of downtown Miami, which is home to some of the best party venues Miami has to offer. Soho Studios in Wynwood is proud to offer quality the event space Miami residents and visitors are clamoring to get into. The Women's International Film and Arts Festival is one of many high quality events held in this up and coming neighborhood that is home to artists, musicians, filmmakers and others.

The Wynwood Arts District is a sub-district of Wynwood and is located in the northern part of Wynwood. Once a run-down neighborhood over run with gangs and drugs, in recent years the neighborhood has pushed towards gentrification, and has become a world class arts district. It is also home to Wynwood Walls, an outdoor exhibit of world renowned street artists and is the location of Art Basel Wynwood. It is also home to over 70 galleries, including some the best photography studio Miami has to offer.

Pain and Gain Trailer

Michael Bay's new movie gets a new trailer and makeover showing more tongue in cheek humor this movie has to offer. This movie appears to have all the hallmarks of a dark movie with a sweet taste of dark humor The new red band trailer for Pain and Gain was released today and for all you Miami lovers this movie looks great!

Ken Jeong who famously plays the hilarious gangster in Hangover, also appears in Pain and Gain as a motivational speaker. Ken's character appears to be on the same wave length as Mark Whalberg's and realizes that he could be married and have another 7 wives at the same time!

Rebel Wilson (Brides Maids and Bachelorette)  also stars in this movie and provides that needed slapstick humor, most notably saying why you have  "chocolate-covered Raisinettes" to her fellow patient while drooling at the same time.

With muscles, severed toes, bromance, and based in sexy Miami, Michael Bay seems to do a great job with this movie and do it justice.

Other big directors should take note and remember that Wynwood is the next Hollywood. Also known as Miami's art's district, Wynwood has transformed into one of the hottest filming locations in Miami. If you didn't notice it, some scenes in this trailer show some Wynwood murals. Undoubtedly, Wynwood has all the characteristics any Hollywood director is looking for and at Soho Studios we get very excited when big movies are filmed in Wynwood like Step Up 4 back in 2011 at Soho Studios.

Soho Studios is the largest and best film studio in Florida. Based in the heart of Miami and in the arts district know as Wynwood we have all the needs any Hollywood director is looking for in our 3 studios.

Miami Film Month

For movie buffs in the Miami, Florida area, the annual Miami Film Month is a highly anticipated time of year. The Miami Film Month means a variety of film festivals from around the world and with a variety of different themes, fun art venues to watch the movies, and fun activities with very affordable prices.

During the Miami Film Month, fans are able to visit any one of a variety of art cinemas and event spaces in Miami and watch films for just six dollars, with the exception of certain special events and the Miami International Film Festival. The films are playing at a variety of locations. For example, many people enjoy the SoundScape at New World Center. This venue was designed by architect Frank Gehry, who was even awarded the Pritzker Prize. This venue features a 7,000 square foot projection wall and audiences can watch concerts, movies, and video art free of charge during this special movie month.

Throughout the month film lovers can watch movies falling into a variety of categories. There are festivals that focus around a particular group or culture such as the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami, European Film Festival, Miami Israel Film Festival, and the Women’s International Film Festival. There are also other groups and causes that organize festivals such as the Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival, Miami Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, and the Optic Nerve Film Festival. Finally, there are also festivals for specific genres, such as the Miami Short Film Festival. All of these various categories allow film lovers to watch a variety of cinematic art and appreciate unique movies from around the world. It is an opportunity to have exciting cultural experiences without leaving Miami. There are also a good number of high profile movie premiers during the festivals, which can be exciting for those who enjoy the entertainment culture.

Miami is always an exciting city for residents and tourists alike. The Miami Film Month, however, is a special period. Film buffs flock to the city to enjoy the reasonable prices while watching amazing movies.

Miami International Film Festival

Get ready for world-class culture, glitz and fun: the 30th annual Miami International Film Festival. This year, the festival is the U.S. premier for 117 feature-length films and 12 shorts from more than 40 countries. The film festival calendar plays out from March 1-10, at various Miami venues.

Diverse genres are represented in the list of films. Fans of political intrigue will enjoy No, an Oscar-nominated Chilean film about an advertising executive plotting against Chilean dictator Pinochet. If comedy’s your preference, try Mental, starring Toni Collette as a woman caring for five girls after their mother suffers a nervous breakdown. For goose bumps, watch the psychological thriller, Sanitarium, featuring Malcolm McDowell as a psychiatrist whose patients never get well.

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) showcases Miami’s cultural diversity, vibrant international arts scene and spirit of renovation -- nowhere more evident than in Soho Studios’ own Wynwood neighborhood, a warehouse district turned arts center.

MIFF History

The MIFF is the crème de la crème of film festivals in Miami. The Film Society of Miami launched the event in 1984 to promote cultural understanding on a global stage.

Since 1989, the MIFF’s home has been the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, which began in 1926 as the lavish Olympia Theater. The center is one of six screening venues in 2013.

The MIFF awards cash prizes to films receiving the highest marks from judges. Filmmakers who don’t make that cut benefit nonetheless from international exposure.

Filmmakers from more than 60 countries have submitted their work to the MIFF since 1984. The 2012 festival attracted more than 70,000 people.

Other Events

Watching topnotch films is just one part of the MIFF experience. Strut your fashionista creds on Opening Night, at the DuPont Building, Miami’s famous Art Deco skyscraper. Three judges will scope out the crowd to find the best-dressed man and woman. Winners will receive a $1,200 gift certificate from Osklen boutique.

Or you can always sample the food and spirits at the Freedom Tower, site of the Pyrat Awards Night Party, while you learn which films won awards.