And the winner is… 2013 winner of the Pomme D’or

“Searching for Sugar Man” directed by Swedish film maker Malik Bendjelloul Pomme D’or sponsor Brad Johnston of Barbetta Orchards with Meaford Hall and Culture Foundation Chair Rod MacAlpine.   After four nights of films and parties, the ballots were all totalled up and “Searching For Sugar Man” (already an Oscar winner) was declared the...

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Volunteers Ready to Welcome you to MIFF!

Once again our volunteers are giving up their time to get ready to open the doors on another 4 days of Films and Parties. On Monday the 26th. they all met at Meaford Hall to go over their assignments and work out the last minute details. From official greeters, to ushers, ticket takers and...

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From Parking Lot to Party Central

The countdown has begun as MIFF volunteers transform the parking lot outside Meaford Hall and Rice’s Home Hardware into a party palace. It’s our largest party tent ever! After each film you can walk the red carpet into a world of glitz, glitter and gastronomic specialties. Your festival film ticket entitles you sample the...

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Interview lineup announcement: Meaford International Film Fest

    Four Films, Four Nights, Four Parties – the Meaford International Film Festival confirms the interviewees, featuring live/pre-recorded interviews with film directors and special guests this coming Labour Day Weekend at Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre.    Opening night film this year on Thursday August 29 is The Parade. Director, Srdjan Dragojevic, joins us...

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Interview with director of “The Parade”

Srdjan Dragojevic, director of “The Parade” – Once called “the bad boy of Serbian Cinema” , he started out as a guitar player in a local punk band. No stranger to controversy, his 1996 antiwar film “Pretty Village, Pretty Flame” was the first in Serbia to portray “the inglorious underside of the country’s 1992-1995...

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Interview with director of “Shun Li and the Poet”

Andrea Segre, Director of “Shun Li and the Poet” – A director of both films and documentaries, Andrea is also a researcher in the sociology of communication. His ten year dedication to the study of immigration led him to founding “ZaLab”, an association that develops production projects and video-workshops. He loves finding “locations in...

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Interview with CBC Radio host and author after “Searching for Sugar Man”

Robert Harris. – Popular CBC Radio Host and author . He just completed a major series on the history and decline of the recording industry from Edison to the iPad called “Twilight of the Gods”. Robert is also the author of 2 books, “What to Listen for in Mozart” and “What to Listen for...

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Four opportunities to party at MIFF

Just a reminder that when you purchase an evening ticket for any of this year’s films, you’ll enjoy the post-film party under the tent. Our parties are about the films, fun and free local food. Here are the local food and beverage sponsors for MIFF 2013. Don’t forget to enter the Trivia Quiz. Maybe...

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Restrepo and the story behind a significant event in MIFF history

Screening “Restrepo” marked a significant moment in MIFF’s history. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for US Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, and tells the story of a US platoon stationed back country in Afghanistan. Since the Canadian Army was very active in Afghanistan at the time, Producer Michael Anderson immediately saw...

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