What’s It All About?
Launched in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Milton Film Festival (MFF) is in its third year and continues to showcase the best of local, Canadian and international films. In addition to the eight critically acclaimed featured films from Canada and around the world, MFF will also feature films from TIFF and other major festivals.
Hosted by local author and former Toronto movie critic Ron Base, the festival will also showcase a selection of short films by local and regional filmmakers. This year, for the first time, the fest has introduced a Q&A panel, that will discuss films with the filmmakers and other guests in attendance.
Directed by Asif Kapadia, the documentary Amy, depicting the life and death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, has been shortlisted as the closing film of the festival. The British documentary tells the incredible story of the six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archived footage and previously unheard tracks, the film shines a light on the world that we live in and presents an intimate portrait of the life and career of the British singer/songwriter. Amy has received many awards such as European Film Academy Documentary Award – Prix Arte and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film. The film has also been nominated for the Bafta Awards - Best Documentary – this year
Watch Out For!
Directed by Jay Roach, Trumbo is set in 1947 and is about Hollywood’s top screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who with other artistes were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film recounts how Trumbo used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film has won two Golden Globe nominations and a Bafta Awards nomination, this year.
How To Change The World
Al Purdy Was Here
SCREEN WRITING PANEL
From Trumbo To TIFF: The Art Of Storytelling For Film
The panel will host a discussion over lunch with Milton filmmaker Steve Belford and Toronto-based filmmaker Kalman Szegvary about the structure of screenplay and how it drives a story forward.
SPOTLIGHT ON MILTON FILMMAKERS
I’m Trying To Melt Your Heart
Jane, Will You...
GREAT CANADIAN SHORTS
Not The End Of The World