2020 Films Announced – 14th annual!

Celebrate our international film festival, virtually, this Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.  Only $10 per film!

You Will Die At Twenty  (Sudan)  –  Directed by Amjad Abu Alala

When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the village holy man predicted he would die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and eventually leaves home.  One day, Muzamil turns 19. The film won the Lion of the Future award at the Venice Film Festival, along with 6 more awards and 5 nominations.  IMDB

Special Guest:  Julie MacArthur, Associate Professor of History at University of Toronto and specialist/curator in African cinema.

Showing Live: Thursday, October 8th, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Available on demand for 48hrs. after live screening.

Trailer: Watch Now

Eddy’s Kingdom (Canada) – Produced by Greg Crompton

Eddy Haymour is a barber, an eccentric entrepreneur, a psychiatric patient, a kidnapper, and a hostage taker. A controversial character, he has been called both madman and visionary. This documentary chronicles the saga of Haymour’s obsession with creating an island theme park in Kelowna BC, which culminated in a hostage taking in Lebanon. His present day quest is to confront the current BC government and get the island back in his possession. At his side is his daughter Fadwa, the only family member who still talks to him. IMDB

Special Guest: Writer/Director/Producer Greg Crompton

Showing Live: Friday, October 9th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Available on demand for 48hrs. after live screening.

Trailer: Watch Now

We Are Little Zombies (Japan)  –  Directed by Makoto Nagahisa

There is a bond formed when four orphans meet at a crematorium where their parents are being turned to ash and the respective funerals are being held. They decide to turn their anger, grief and loss into expression by forming a band. The group soon has fans, reviews, criticism and a social media reputation. This film has won 4 awards, including Berlin International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, along with another 11 nominations. IMDB

Special Guest: Writer/Director Makoto Nagahisa

Showing Live: Saturday, October 10th, 2020 @7:30 PM
Available on demand for 48hrs. after live screening.

Trailer: Watch Now


Corpus Christi (Poland)  – Directed by Jan Komasa

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual labourer where he experiences a spiritual transformation. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest.  The film has won 49 awards and was nominated in the best foreign film category at the 2019 Oscars. IMDB

Special Guest: Political Journalist Lukasz Pawlowski

Showing Live: Sunday, October 11th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
Available on demand for 48hrs. after live screening.

Trailer: Watch Now

The Open Line with Claire McCormack Interviews Artistic Director Anna Den Hengst


 Celebrate the love of films this Thanksgiving weekend!

For 2020, it was necessary for us to re-imagine our audience-film connection due to Covid-19.  The Board of Meaford Culture Foundation has endeavoured to curate the same memorable Meaford International Film Festival experience and quality that our loyal patrons have come to expect.

This year’s MIFF will be virtual but you can expect a premium on-line experience with a professional platform provider, CTRE Productions.

MIFF will take you to Japan, Poland, Sudan and back to Canada with award-winning international films. We will have directors, producers and other prestigious guest speakers discussing the films and relevant social issues.

And for our local viewers, there will be the same MIFF dinner options, delivered right to your front door.

So please, tune in to learn, be inspired and connect with a global community!

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Anna den Hengst (right), Meaford International Film Festival’s (MIFF) new Artistic Director, meets with three predecessors (left to right): Michael Anderson (2009-2011), Christopher Thomas (2012-2016) and Joanne McKenzie (2017-2019) at the Meaford Culture Foundation After 5.

Take a Tour of Historic Meaford Hall

If you are missing our beautiful century old building, you can now take a virtual tour via Google Street view.

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MIFF is proud to announce 2019 People’s Choice winner, our Pomme d’Or award goes to…
The Grizzlies!!! This little beauty will be engraved and sent to Director Miranda de Pencier!











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