MIFF 2017

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The Muskoka Independent Film Festival 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.

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.

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“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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