MDC’s Renowned Confucius Institute to Showcase Film and Master Class during College’s Miami Film Festival

Miami, March 2, 2017 – The Confucius Institute (CI) at Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the College’s Miami Film Festival (MFF), will present a daylong Master Class Symposium on Chinese cinema, culture and society Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. There will be a screening of the film The Summer is Gone on Thursday, March 9, at MDC’s Tower Theater in Little Havana. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The symposium will explore the underlying theme in the film and serve as a forum for discussion of how individuals can learn about Chinese culture and society through film. There will be presentations from renowned keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities, among other exciting events.

Educators, filmmakers, cultural entertainment professionals and general film aficionados, are the targeted audiences of this Master Class.  Educators of all grade-levels will receive tips on how to use film as a teaching tool for foreign language and culture. Cultural entertainment professionals will receive guidance on how to artistically render a culture with sensitivity and candidness. Film enthusiasts will also learn ways to increase their human understanding of and sensitivity towards foreign cultures represented in film.

Film and Master Class schedule:
The Summer is Gone screening
Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8 St.
Miami, Fl. 33135

Master Class Symposium
Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus, Room 7128
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132

About Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College
The Confucius Institute promotes international education, cross-cultural understanding, global citizenship and lifelong learning through its Chinese language and cultural programs.

About Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival
Celebrating its 34th anniversary March 3 – 12, 2017, Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival (MDC) is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. The annual Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. It is the only major festival housed within a college or university. In the last five years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World, International, North American, U.S. and East Coast Premieres. The Festival’s special focus on Ibero-American cinema has made the Festival a natural gateway for the discovery of new talent from this diverse territory. The Festival also offers unparalleled educational opportunities to film students and the community at large. Additionally, every October, the Festival hosts a mid-season festival titled GEMS, showcasing the season’s finest new cinematic works. Major sponsors of the 2017 Festival include Knight Foundation, The Related Group and Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

About Culture at Miami Dade College
The Cultural Affairs Department of Miami Dade College (MDC) is composed of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, Tower Theater Miami, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design. MDC is committed to providing its community with the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDC offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences. MDC’s arts programming is considered by many one of the best in the nation. For more information, visit  

For more information on this event and other arts and culture initiatives at the Confucius Institute, please contact Dr. Jim Yu at 305–237–7581 or Arely Ruiz at 305-632-5996.

CI Media Contact:  Arely Ruiz, Arely PR, 305-632-5996,