Countdown to MIFF 2019








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Welcome to the Muscatine Independent Film Festival

MIFF is a showcase of Short Films and is designed to encourage and acknowledge the creative efforts involved with respect to this genre. Participants will enjoy a diverse array of film genres to choose from throughout the weekend, as well as “red carpet” receptions, Q&A sessions, and networking after parties.

MIFF is very supportive of local/regional artists, as evidenced by the “Best Iowa Made Film Category”. It is hoped that providing an awards venue will inspire their creativity and innovative artistic media. This event is also an effort to provide Midwest residents and visiting artists with an engaging weekend of entertainment.

A unique feature of our festival is the infamous “M&M AWARD” (Murder, Mayhem, and More). We are also debuting the “Micro-Short” Category. Telling a story in under 4 minutes is no easy task, but sometimes more is indeed less.

Muscatine Film Festival 2015At MIFF we have a LIVE panel of judges who will screen the films selected as a ‘Grand Jury’ finalist. This is a very unique feature of MIFF. All films are still eligible for other categories, including the coveted “Best of Show”, so be sure to check out other film blocks as well.


2019 Muscatine Film Festival Tickets

Daily passes to the festival are available at the screening theater for $10

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Submit Your Film

2019 MIFF Director Presentations

(Not Award Eligible)

The Merrill Muscatine

The Merrill

The Merrill Hotel (119 West Mississippi Drive, Muscatine, 52761) is our host hotel for overnight accommodatinos and Friday’s afterparty. Call (888) 874-2883 or (563) 263-2600, and mention you are attending MIFF, and you will receive a special room rate of $109 for a standard King room.

This year’s awards are in Downtown Muscatine, right across from the hotel.


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Contact Us With Questions

We want your film festival experience to the the absolute best it can be, so please contact us with any questions that you have.