From Joanne McKenzie, MIFF Artistic Director, “For the last five years, it has been a MIFF tradition to start each of the four nights with a Student film. I’m proud to continue that tradition - it’s been a terrific crowd-pleaser. The four films are selected from the Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival, which is run by Nadia Danyluk the Youth Services Librarian in Owen Sound. Local libraries,including Meaford, participate
MATINEE ONLY, THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 1:30pm Directors: Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin Language: English Country: U.K. Rating: PG13 Runs: 1 hr 35 min. Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep
Guest: Henk Van de Kolk – Co founder TIFF, film producer. Together with his wife Yanka they run an Imaging & Photography Studio in Toronto. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 7:00pm (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1:30pm MATINEE) Awards: 8, including best screenwriting, best feature, best cinematography and Tomatometer 93% Director: Aisling Walsh Language: English Country: Ireland & Canada
Guest: Paul Wilson, writer, editor, radio producer & translator FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:00pm (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1:30pm MATINEE) Awards: 5, including Best Actress, best original score & best production design Director: Jan Hrebejk Language: Slovak with English subtitles Country: Slovakia & Czech Republic Rating: PG Runs: 1 hr,42 min. Set in Bratislava during the final decade
Guest: Daniel Cross – Documentary filmmaker, director, producer, teacher and co-founder of EyeSteelFilm. EVENING, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 7:00pm (MATINEE, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 1:30pm ) Awards: 1, Canadian Screen award “Best cinematography in a Feature length documentary. Official selection at “hotdocs”, Tomatometer 100% Director: Dan Cross Language: English Country: USA & Canada Rating: PG Runs: 1 hr, 46 min.
EVENING ONLY, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 7:00pm Awards: 13, including the Oscar for Best Actor, Best Comedy European Film Awards, Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2017 Academy Awards, Tomatometer 91% Director: Hannes Holm Language: Swedish, Persian – with English subtitles Country: Sweden Rating: PG Runs: 1 hr, 56 min. Ove, an ill-tempered, grumpy, loner spends his days enforcing