MIFF 2019 has come and gone… it’s a wrap, the lights in the opera house are dark.
Thank you for making MIFF 2019 such a success! It’s wonderful to welcome new patrons from near and far to our festival. It’s good to know that people have not lost their desire to see films on the big screen. Watching a film with other people is an experience we shouldn’t loose. The feedback has been overwhelming, lots of inspiring conversation.
I want to thank our guests: Director Alison Reid and Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, actress Anna Lambe, ZoomerMedia CEO Moses Znaimer and professional athlete/climber Leslie Timms for making the interviews interesting, informative and entertaining.
The People’s Choice award, MIFF’s own Pomme d’Or went to The Grizzlies, a Canadian film directed by Miranda de Pencier.
We had four incredible student films from the Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival, every year the students explore new technology to create such diverse films.
To the restaurateurs who catered our four delicious meals and after parties, thank you. To our very generous sponsors we also thank you. To the staff of Meaford Hall, thank you for your hard work. To all our volunteers, a truly heartfelt thank you for making MIFF an incredible experience for everyone.
On a personal note, it’s a bittersweet farewell after three years as Artistic Director. I’ve watched so many wonderful films. I’ve met and interviewed incredible people from all walks of life. Over these three years I’ve gotten to know the patrons who come every year and have been coming to MIFF for years – it’s been fantastic to talk about the movies with you! It truly takes a village to put on the Festival. This unique event grows every year and I look forward to attending many more MIFF’s.
So I say to you, it’s been quite a ride and I’ll see you at the movies!
Joanne McKenzie MIFF Artistic Director
ZNews – Meaford Intl. Film Festival Guest Speaker – Moses Znaimer
MIFF is proud to announce this year’s People’s Choice winner, our own Pomme d’Or award goes to…
The Grizzlies!!! This little beauty will be engraved and sent to Director Miranda de Pencier!
The Grizzlies – Opening Gala Thurs. August 29 – 7pm Guest:
Anna Lambe, Actress
Her debut role as “Spring” garnered her a nomination at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Grizzlies
Cold War Fri. August 30 – 7pm Guest:
Moses Znaimer, Media Mogul, President of ZoomerMedia
An award winning ground breaker with phenomenal achievements; the Order of Ontario, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Juno’s Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.
Free Solo Sat. August 31 – 7pm Guest:
Leslie Timms, Owner – On the Rocks Climbing Inc.,
PCGI Lead Guide & Mentor certified. She is an extraordinary woman who is not just living her dream, but teaching others and climbing to new heights in rock climbing. Leslie is a professional climbing athlete for Arc’teryx. LaSportiva and Sterling Rope.
Shoplifters – Closing Gala Sun. September 1 – 7pm
Thursday Matinee The Woman Who Loves Giraffes Thurs. August 29 – 1:30pm
Don’t miss the MIFF Dinners Dinners in the Festival Tent at Meaford Hall
4:30pm Cocktails, 5:15pm Dinner, Cash Bar Check out the full menus on our website.
You don't want to miss out on MIFF, look how much fun everyone is having! More info www.meafordfilmfest.ca for tickets 877-538-0463 Meaford Hall box office or online www.meafordhall.ca
Posted by Meaford International Film Festival on Friday, August 10, 2018
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