Film festivals gather some of the world’s greatest working talent and put them on full display. Festivals are a place for fans, critics, and artists to come together to celebrate the magic of movies. The last couple of years have been rough going for film festivals worldwide, but the Montreal Independent Film Festival is back in full swing with a hybrid approach for 2022.
For years, the Montreal Independent Film Festival has tapped into the full spectrum of the filmmaking world. The festival hosts Oscar winners, Hollywood stars, and emerging indie talent from across the globe. Few festivals boast the same level of variety, and that’s part of the reason that the Montreal Independent Film Festival has a special place in filmmakers’ hearts.
Every year the festival supports filmmakers, actors, and crew members throughout the world by giving them cash awards, products, bonuses, and media promotions for their projects.
MIFF is committed to highlighting the achievements of independent artists and contributing to a thriving & healthy film industry. That mission is currently going stronger than ever. The next festival will begin in the spring of 2022. It’s designed to be as reachable as possible, so that no matter who you are, you can get a taste of all the talent that will be on display. Physical screenings of films will take place at Cinema du Parc, for any filmmakers not in Canada, or who are concerned about social distancing, will still be able to catch up on all the films.
The members of the jury are professionals working in the film industry from Hollywood, Toronto, Montreal, New York and Paris. Glen Reynolds, Sona Moghadam, Hanna Griffiths, Amir Ganjavie, Thierry Malet, and Babak Salari accompanied Baraheni in the festival's last edition, which nominated and awarded films from all over the world.
Virtual screenings will take place online thanks to the Montreal Independent Film Channel. The festival aims to include indie work in every genre, so there’s sure to be something for everyone when the festival opens in 2022. Make sure to stay up to date on all the latest developments by keeping an eye on the festival’s website.