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Milton Film Festival

January 23 – 25, 2015

Milton, Ontario

What’s It All About?

After the success of the inaugural festival last year, and in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Film Circuit Program, the Milton Film Festival (MFF) continues to bring the best of local, Canadian and international films this year.

The MFF will feature films from TIFF and other major festivals. In addition to eight critically acclaimed feature films from Canada and around the world, the festival will once again be showing a selection of short films by local and regional filmmakers. The festival will be hosted by local author and former Toronto Star movie critic Ron Base, who will be discussing the films with the filmmakers and other guests in attendance, and moderating question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Barry Avrich will be the special guest this year. Over his 30-year career in film and advertising, Avrich has become a master of the biographical documentary, profiling some of the most colourful and controversial characters in the entertainment world. Barry will be participating in a fascinating discussion of his work after the screening of his film, Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life Of Garth Drabinsky.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film


A story of a boy and his family, Boyhood was filmed over 12 years by director Richard Linklater, using the same cast. The film features Ellar Coltrane in a breakout performance as Mason, who we get to watch growing from a boy of six to a young man of 18 as he navigates the rocky terrain of love, life and family. It also stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as Mason’s parents.

The other feature film presentations include:

  • Wadjda
  • Love Is Strange
  • Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life Of Garth Drabinsky
  • The Grand Seduction
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • The Philosopher King

The film, Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life Of Garth Drabinsky, will have director Barry Avrich in attendance after the screening, followed by a Q&A session.

There will also be a Q&A with director Rouzbeh Noori after the screening of The Philosopher King.

Shorts Programme

The Milton Film Festival is proud to be showcasing a juried selection of short films from filmmakers in Milton, Halton, and the GTHA and beyond. Each short will be screened before one of the main feature films in the programme.

The short film selection for the festival this year includes:

  • #Technology
  • Print Under Pressure
  • Bamboozled
  • Religatio
  • A Mile In These Hooves
  • Running By

Closing Film

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

The film, which revolves around journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah), who has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. But when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life.

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