The Meaford International Film Festival announces its 13th season! MIFF opens Thursday August 29th, and runs to Sunday

September 1st. MIFF is presented by the Meaford Culture Foundation on Labour Day Weekend.

MIFF Artistic Director Joanne McKenzie has selected 4 award winning films to be screened at the 13th annual Meaford International

Film Festival. Selections from Canada, Poland/France, USA and Japan will be featured over the 4 night festival at Meaford Hall the

premier arts & culture centre in Southern Georgian Bay. Opening night Thursday, based on a true story, The Grizzlies takes us up to

Kugluktuk, Nunavut where the youth are struggling for survival. Literally. Watch how a teacher helps to bring hope to a small town

that has lost hope. Friday evening is Cold War, a love of Polish folk music brings together 2 people who fall in love. Shooting the film

in black & white only helps to intensify the heat. With an undeniable passion for each other, the story is set against the background

of the Cold War. Saturday evening the Oscar winning documentary Free Solo will keep you on the edge of your seat. Most of us like

granite on our kitchen counters, most of us like to challenge ourselves, how about 3,000 feet straight up & no rope? Rock climber

Alex Honnold will keep you hanging on. Closing night Sunday, is Shoplifters, how well do we really know our neighbours? Certainly

we all have some secrets, helping someone in need, especially a child is something most of us would do. MIFF Thursday matinee

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, the MIFF classic takes a turn... after discovering this documentary I knew it had to be shown.

Giraffes are one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. There was a little girl named Anne who wanted to know everything

about them, and so she set out on a lifelong journey that brought her to Africa to do something no other person had ever done,

before Jane Goodall and before Diane Fossey set foot in Africa there was Anne Dagg. The fact that she is a woman seemed to

trouble everyone but her.

Each evening before the feature there will be a student film from The Grey Bruce Youth Film Festival. Thursday is Jak’s Story by

Camryn Ruthven, Friday is Smith Corona 1959 by Adrian Wagenaar, Saturday is Droplet by Delsin Stevenson & Dominic Eldred

and Sunday is The Unplanned Yet Relatively Successful Adventure by Alexander Downey.

The 4 dinners this year will be catered by some of Meaford and area’s best executive chefs including Thursday night by The

Kitchen, Catering & Cafe; Friday by Roadrunners Foods Ltd,; Saturday by Andrew’s Roots Restaurant and Sunday by Auberge

Gilles B&B/Chef at Home.

Take a chance and see a film that you might normally pass by. I look forward to seeing you at MIFF this Labour Day Weekend.

For more information please visit www.meafordfilmfest.ca or to purchase tickets call or go to the Meaford Hall Box Office at

877-538-0463 or online www.meafordhall.ca

07 Jun 2019