Meaford International Film Festival Tickets Now on Sale
The Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) brings four internationally acclaimed and award winning films to Meaford Hall each Labour Day weekend. September 3-6 2015 mark the 9th edition of this popular festival!
Showing this year: Selma, Red Army, A Brilliant Young Mind and Speed Sisters. Each film is guaranteed to bring you a new perspective on places, people and events around the world. “We’ve managed a bit of a coup this year” says MIFF Artistic Director Christopher Thomas. “Speed Sisters has only been screened at festivals in Doha, Sheffield and at Hot Docs”, it’s brand new and not available anywhere else.”
Selma (September 3) is a passionate, compelling chronicle of the historic and bloody months in 1965, when black Americans in Selma, Alabama put their lives on the line to win the right to vote. In tight and effective dramatic sequences, director Ava DuVernay portrays the idealism, divisions, fortitude and personal anguish behind the moral triumph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s crusade for dignity.
Red Army (September 4) Cold War Shinny! A documentary history of the Soviet Red Army hockey team from Stalin to Putin. Blending some astounding archive footage, KGB confessions and analysis, Red Army offers unique insight into Russian politics while documenting super star “Slava” Fetisov’s journey from national hero to despised defector.
A Brilliant Yong Mind, (September 5) Imagine a world full of Sheldons from the Big Bang Theory where suddenly, everyone is the “weird kid”. The competitive bubble of the International Mathematics Olympiad in Taiwan. Starring Asa Butterfield (Enders Game, Hugo, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) it is an intense, sometimes humorous and charming portrait of an autistic British teenager who learns that life is about more than connecting prime numbers – it’s about connecting hearts.
Speed Sisters (September 6) is an intimate portrait of five dynamic Palestinian women who defy obstacles to do what they love; race cars in a man’s world. Bold, fearless and charismatic, they are part of a scene that draws thousands of avid fans to venues ranging from vegetable markets to helicopter pads. Despite politics and family dynamics—not to mention the omnipresent military occupation—these women shatter stereotypes and offer a source of inspiration for girls and women around the world. As one of them says; “what are we supposed to do, stop living?”
MIFF’s Artistic Director Christopher Thomas says, “I’m often asked what the theme is going to be for MIFF. While I don’t set out to craft one, sometimes the links just fall into place, this year more than ever. Each of our films tells it’s own story, but together they are a testament to the human drive to break through obstacles in order to stay true to ourselves and our dreams. Add to that the creativity of our local student film makers, trivia quiz prizes, great parties and our MIFF meals and we promise that once again you’ll walk away saying “that…was a festival”.”
Presented by the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation, all proceeds from the film festival are used to support local arts and culture projects. The festival is full of extras like special guest interviews, parties after each evening film, and exclusive presentations of short films by talented student filmmakers from the area. MIFF will also be offering delicious catered meals by local chefs each night under the big top. Pricing, movie trailers, full synopsis of the films and more can be found at meafordfilmfest.ca.
Meaford International Film Festival Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 3
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, George’s on Main
7:00pm Opening Gala
Friday, September 4
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, The Kitchen
7:00pm Red Army
Saturday, September 5
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, The Dam Pub
7:00pm A Brilliant Young Mind
Sunday, September 6
2:00pm A Brilliant Young Mind
5:15 pm MIFF Meal, Captains Corner
7:00pm Speed Sisters
10:00pm Party – Closing Gala
Meaford International Film Festival Pricing (HST exempt)
Save with Festival Packages
Festival Pass: $99 all 4 films & parties (7:30 pm showtime)
Matinee Pass: $40 all 3 matinees (2:00 pm showtime)
Film Pass: $29 one evening film & party (7:30 pm showtime)
Matinee Pass: $15 (2:00 pm showtime)
Film or Festival pass tickets to the evening shows include the after-film party, delicious free appetizers, a complimentary drink from the cash bar, a chance to win the Trivia Quiz basket of prizes and opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Book a seat in Meaford’s most exclusive restaurant – open only during MIFF! Start your evening in the party tent at Meaford Hall with a delicious meal from one of the area’s best caterers. Cash bar. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!
MIFF Meal: $37.50 (does not include a film pass)
Box office: 877.538.0463 or 12 Nelson St., Meaford