Meaford is bringing international film to our area.
The 8th Annual Meaford International Film Festival is about to get underway.
With four new award winning international films being shown, the Co-ordinator of Culture Programming and Communications at Meaford Hall says this year's line-up is very interesting.
Alexandra Riccio tells Bayshore Broadcasting News "The Selfish Giant", "Finding Vivian Maier", "The Broken Circle Breakdown" and "the Lunchbox" will be featured in the four day event.
She says "the films are meant to resonate with the audience, make people have a response to them and reflect on them. They have a combination of light and dark, so there are some ups and downs in the audiences emotions. Overall, it will be a memorable experience for the audience."
Each film will be introduced with a short-film by local youth from the Grey-Bruce Youth Film Festival with topics about a local family farm by Erica Gulliver, a marketing film called "mad men" by returning Alexandra McLaughlin. Lydia and Annika Dyck have a film with chase scenes and Adrian Wagenaar is showing his animation.
Local young talent won't be the only thing local at the event.
Riccio says the program will now feature dinners from restaurants in our area.
"MIFF Meals" will be catered by George's on Main, The Dam Pub, The Kitchen and Leeky Canoe.
The festival helps raise funds to support local theatre and arts programs within the community.
Riccio says they're almost sold out for the evening shows and expects to see more than one-thousand people attend the four day event.
The festival begins Thursday night and continues until Sunday.
For a complete list of tickets, prices and showings visit www.meafordfilmfest.ca