The 35th Miami Film Festival, which will take place March 9 – 18, 2018, and is produced by Miami Dade College (MDC), presents its 2018 official poster created by Miami Herald and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Morin.

Morin won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2017 and 1996, and shared a Pulitzer Prize with other staff at The Miami Herald in 1983 and was a finalist for the prize in 1977 and 1990. He is also a recipient of the Herblock Prize (2007); John Fischetti Award (2000); Thomas Nast Society Award (1999) and National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award (1996), among others.

His work has been published in numerous collections, including Line of Fire, AmBUSHED, and Jim Morin’s World, a retrospective of his career.  Other books include Jim Morin’s Field Guide to Birds and Famous Cats.  Morin is also a passionate oil and watercolor artist, whose work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout south Florida.

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised outside Boston, Morin started drawing cartoons at age seven. He attended Syracuse University and, fueled by social and political upheavals in the early 1970s, he began publishing political cartoons in his college paper, The Daily Orange.  Morin joined the The Miami Herald in 1978, where he produced cartoons for 39 years until his retirement. His work is syndicated internationally by MorinToons Syndicate.

About the Miami Film Festival

Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2018, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival is the only major film festival housed within an academic institution. It 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 attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals. In the past six 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 2018 Festival include Knight Foundation, The Related Group and Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit www.miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

MDC Media-only contacts: Juan C. Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu; Hessy Fernandez, director of media relations, 305-237-3949, hfernan5@mdc.edu; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, or Allison Horton, 305-237-3359, ahorton2@mdc.edu.

This and other MDC releases are available on the web at www.mdc.edu.

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