The Milton Film Festival is getting ready for our 11th Season, with more features, more short films, and more guests than ever before.

We will continue to bring the best of local, Canadian, and international films to our audience, with films and Q&As in person back at the beautiful First Ontario Arts Centre Milton.

In addition to critically acclaimed feature films from Canada and around the world, the Festival will once again be showing a selection of short films by local and regional film makers, as well as hosting discussion panels with filmmakers and film academics.

Make your January more entertaining! Join us :)

All short films are eligible for the Allegra 'Audience Choice' Short Film Award, which includes a cash prize of $150.

All Canadian feature films are eligible for the Allegra 'Audience Choice' Canadian Feature Award, which includes a cash prize of $250.

We have a finite number of films that we can fit into a weekend. Like most film festivals, there is a selection process. Submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

- FEATURE FILMS must be OVER 70 minutes in length
- SHORT FILMS must be UNDER 20 minutes in length
- We are only selecting Canadian films through FilmFreeway at this time
- While we will gladly accept films from anywhere in Canada, priority is generally given to films with a local connection to Milton and Halton Region
- Your submission has to actually be a film. It has to tell a story or make a point or seek to inform the audience. Music videos and infomercials will not be considered.
- Your submission has to be ready for a festival. The cinematography, lighting, editing and direction have to reflect a level of skill and effort consistent with the competitive spirit of a festival environment.
- It has to be compelling. It needs to hold the viewers' attention so that they feel they have enough invested in it to see it through to the finish.

Overall Rating
  • Simon Garez

    What a wonderful film festival! Very well organized and a great selection of films. It was an honor to attend and to network with other filmmakers. I hope the Milton Film Festival keeps flourishing in the years to come!

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    It was so awesome to meet you, Simon! We hope to see you again next time - cheers :)

  • Peter Riddihough

    Delighted to be included in this festival for a second time. Thoughtful and balanced programming, enthusiastic and passionate organizers - thank you!!

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Peter! Great to see you again :)

  • Extremely well run festival with great communication. Plus a good variety of genres and unique films

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Awesome to hear - thank you! :)

  • The Milton Film Festival put together a wonderful slate of films, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, limiting the screening to online only. Despite the difficulties, the festival staff was communicative and great. The filmmaker QnA was a great added touch to the online screening. Thanks again for selecting Roads of Ithriyah into your program this year, me and my crew here in Vancouver are elated and honoured to have had our Ontario premiere at the Milton Film Festival! Thanks again, and stay in touch! :)

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure, Javier! Thanks so much :)

  • Jake Delaney

    Great communication from the Festival organizers. Really great selection of films, giving independent filmmakers a chance to showcase.

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Jake! Cheers