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Meaford International Film Festival

Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas
Artistic Director

Welcome to our 10th anniversary edition, thanks for taking time to check us out. For a decade now we have been celebrating internationally acclaimed award winning movies and the amazing work of our local student film makers.

Borrowing from the old private radio slogan “more music more prizes” our tenth anniversary slogan is, “MORE MOVIES”!  We are adding a special matinee on opening day.  “MIFF Classic” is a chance to see an award winner again or for the first time.

If you missed Kinky Boots the musical, catch the movie that inspired it. Even better, it ties in perfectly with our opening night Gala “The Danish Girl”. Both tackle the increasingly topical issues of gender identity and politics. Both use humour, pathos and good old fashioned entertainment to do it.

In fact all of our films are about the joy of “finding yourself” and doing what it takes to fulfill that dream.

We also have some very special guests lined up for this year including the author of novel that inspired  “The Danish Girl”, David Ebershoff who is flying up from New York to join us live on stage.

We have a feast of food as well. MIFF meals, are offered all four nights before the show. Catered in our party tent by popular local restaurants, you can wine and dine steps from your seat every night. Our post show parties still offer free hor d’oeuvres, trivia quiz prize baskets and great conversation.

We couldn’t do any of this without our generous sponsors and volunteers, so please thank them when you see them, and explore what our local entrepreneurs have to offer.

MIFF is the signature event of the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation, but they also support cultural events in the region. If you become a “friend”, you not only get discounts on MIFF tickets and many more Meaford Hall events you will also receive discounts at  numerous local businesses.

Here’s hoping we will see you at MIFF this year, Happy Anniversary!

 

Take care,

Christopher Thomas

Artistic Director

We are excited to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this signature event on Labour Day Weekend, September 1 – 4 2016.  We invite you to watch the brief video clip below that celebrates everything MIFF!

Films from previous seasons