In 2010, Jaie Laplante joined Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival as Executive Director & Director of Programming. Additionally, he directs and oversees MDC’s Tower Theater Miami. Mr. Laplante has served on numerous international juries and film panels. Most recently, he programmed cinema cycles for Faena Arts in Miami Beach, and served as mayor Carlos Gimenez’ appointee to the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board from 2013-17. In 2017, he was named one of 25 Knight Champions. In 2018, Mr. Laplante received the decoration Knight’s Cross of the Order of Isabel la Católica from Felipe VI, King of Spain, for his career work in the exploration of contemporary Spanish and Spanish-language cinema in the state of Florida.