The Muskoka Independent Film Festival was founded by screenwriter and playwright Vince Grittani in 2014.
MIFF 2018 returns to, the refurbished, Gravenhurst Opera House, in the town of Gravenhurst on Lake Muskoka. 1 1/2 hours north of Toronto.
We are open to all GENRES and formats: full-length features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. Dramas, dramatic comedies, comic dramas, social documentaries, biographies, folktales, musicals, children’s…you name it! As long as there's a great story to tell. We are seeking films from emerging and established filmmakers. Student films are welcome.
Films should either be in English or with English subtitles.
If accepted we will require a high-resolution digital copy of the film, poster and publicity stills upon request.
*Vince Grittani's career as an award-winning writer began with his Toronto hit “Yuppies, The Musical” and his classic cottage musical "Scenes From My Dock" and his award-winning "Wake Me When It's Over" and "Quiet! I'm Talking". Followed by several other plays to his name, Vince is also a screenwriter with credits that include "Cottage Life Television", "The Weekend Guy" (Ion Life), animation "Tales From the Cryptkeeper" (Nelvana) "Dog City" (Jim Henson Productions) , soap "Family Passions" (CTV) , dramas "Sweating Bullets" (CBS) and the film "Criss Cross" (Paragon Pictures). (www.WordsTalkProductions.com)
The Muskoka Independent Film Festival
Rules and Terms:
The principal objective of the Muskoka Independent Film Festival is to give Global and Canadian filmmakers a platform for screening their films to audiences in the Muskoka Region. Our mandate is to present independent films from all over the world in addition to Canadian Cinema and Ontario Films. Films are selected based on quality and original content that would interest Muskoka Audiences.
The Festival includes events to promote contacts between film industry professionals both Canadian and world Filmmakers.
Selected films will be placed in the appropriate category by the Festival Organizing Committee in consultation with the filmmaker.
The Categories are Full Live-Action or Animated Features (over 60 minutes), Short live action or animation under (under 60 minutes) Feature Documentary (over 60 min) Short documentary (under 60 min) .
For programming consideration, the Festival accepts only digital format via FilmFreeway.com Please do not send trailers to the committee. Please contact the committee if you cannot send via FilmFreeway to make alternate arrangements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Films must be in their original language with English subtitles if the original language is not English.
A nominal submission fee is charged to submit a film to the festival.
The Festival requires films to be submitted on line via filmfreeway.com. DVD Submissions will be accepted on request, but must be labelled with the title, running time. Submissions will NOT be returned, unless payments are arranged.
Please only send press release materials by email or mail if requested by the Festival Committee. Should you be informed directly that your film has been selected, you may be required to submit publicity materials.
The submission deadline for selection purposes is midnight, August 31, 2018
Festival Programmers select and filmmakers are notified after Sept 14, 2018
Should you be informed that your film has been selected, you must provide a high-resolution copy of the film and publicity materials by October 1, 2018
The Festival may screen the selected winners film a second time on our Best of the Fest final day . The date, time and exhibitions of the films will be determined by the Festival