Every year The Mississauga Independent Film Festival finds its way into the pages of The Mississauga News. Sometimes we’re front page news, and this year we had the entertainment section virtually to ourselves:
Mississauga actor Austin MacDonald and the cast of the Family Channel television series Debra! were among the shining stars who made a special appearance last night at the Mississauga Independent Film Festival (MIFF).
Like in past years, the festival launched in style with an opening reception at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, where they rolled out the red carpet to welcome people from Canada’s film and music industry.
Founded four years ago by brothers Matthew and Jeff Campagna, MIFF is making a mark this season with more than 40 films being presented at the AMC 24 Theatres at Winston Churchill Blvd. W. and the Queen Elizabeth Way until July 24.
On reel for tonight at 8 p.m. is Casino Jack, starring award-winning actor Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Pay It Forward). It’s the first of five films that have been selected as festival features.
Festival co-founder Matthew Campagna wrote on the MIFF website that it’s hard for him to believe the success of the festival, which is now recognized by IMDB (Internet Movie Database). Many of the films presented at MIFF earn major distribution deals.