Thursday, July 9, 2009

MIFF-ing at the AGM

Oh yeah, it's the second Mississauga Independent Film Festival, a festival that celebrates homegrown films and a true indie spirit. Founders and filmmakers (and brothers!) Matthew and Jeff Campagna had lots of inspirational things to say last night at the VIP Industry Gala held at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Writers, directors, producers, actors, and press gathered in an intimate room, mingled, laughed, and supported each others' films.

In such a competitive industry, there was a refreshing feeling of community amongst all the filmmakers...people weren't really interested in being in the spotlight. They genuinely had a deep interest and passion for creating film and sharing their films with others. Damn, that's indie.

Tonight: the opening film is Real Time, followed by an after-party.