Friday, January 23, 2015

2nd Annual Miami Science Fiction Film Festival Announced for January 23-25, 2015, at Hyatt Regency

The Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, also known as MiSciFi, will host its annual event from January 23 to 25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami. This year’s theme, “Tomorrow Was Yesterday” includes genres from Fantasy; Sci Fi; Supernatural; Comedy; Horror; Anime; and MicroDocs short films.

Co-founders Edward Figueroa, Eric Swain, and Troy P. Bernier have created this exciting film and expo extravaganza to expand the international fantastic film market and bring attention to the Miami film community and surrounding businesses.

Plenty of top industry VIPs will be in attendance including last year’s MiSciFi 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dean Lyon ( the genius behind the visual effects supervision of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Lyons will present this year’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement award winner. Guests will also enjoy hearing from famed art director Todd Cherniawsky (, recognized for his numerous contributions to the industry. Cherniawsky has worked on films including AvatarAlice in Wonder Land, Oblivion, Transformers, and dozens of A-List films (

This festival also features “MicroDocs,” the first-of-its-kind, short documentaries of informative science content, which will be available for free to the public on Saturday morning, Jan. 24.

“The MicroDocs is a scientific short film which presents research, an idea, or a field experience produced with the goal of communicating to the public,” said event founder Troy Bernier. “Parents are encouraged to bring their children and themes are discussed in layperson terms. Schools will bring classes of students to attend. During the session, either the scientist who produce the film or one of the founders, who are scientists’ themselves, present the film and host a question and answer session. Children and parents are fascinated with the cutting edge research presented to them.”

“Our purpose is to enrich the local community and participants with fantastic and educational film. We have been doing this for some time,” said Bernier. “Expanding science literacy is a very important component of our work. We would like additional sponsorship to offer a better package to our filmmakers and viewers.”

The Film Festival is open to the public. To purchase tickets go to the web site or directly to the link,

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