5th ANNUAL MIFF 2018


The Muskoka Independent Film Festival was founded by festival director, 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)



“We were honoured to have our feature film enjoy its Canadian premiere at this year’s Muskoka Independent Film Festival. There is a strong representation of local and domestic films with a blend of the best of international indie films. Well organized event and hope to have future films shown at this festival. ” Tom Strand  – Mountain Goat Film Company (2016) 

“An incredible festival with a warm, welcoming community and event organizers! Great selection of films presented by an amazing host. I was greatly impressed and will be submitting future projects to this festival.”  Scott Jarvie – filmmaker (2016) 

“2015 was a stellar year for The Muskoka Independent Film Festival; they were very welcoming and representing Canadian films with an eagerness that made attending this event a pleasure… 2016 will surely be the same great experience…I have short being represented this year and I am thoroughly proud to be part of this emerging festival one more time!!!”  John Nicol – filmmaker (2015)


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