Countdown to MIFF 2018
View Trailers From This Year’s Films
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. In addition to “red carpet” receptions, Q&A sessions, and networking after parties, visitors will appreciate the upscale amenities of the Merrill Hotel, nestled alongside the Mississippi River in the historic downtown Muscatine district.
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.
For the 2018 event, we are going to have a special focus on screening documentaries on Sunday, which will feature a screening from Producers William Mundell & Han Yi, and written and directed by two-time Academy Award-winner, Malcolm Clarke. The film aspires to ease tension of US/China relations, a concept instigated from our unique connection to China and its current president Xi Xi Peng.
And, this year’s event is truly going to be embracing the color purple, as we screen a movie based on the true story of Muscatine’s most infamous former resident, Norman Baker.
Daily passes to the festival are available at the screening theater for $10 or $20 for 3 day VIP pass
The 2018 Awarded Films and Nominations
Awards and nominations for 2018 are in! Click the button below to see the selections!
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MIFF Venue: The Merrill
MIFF is going to be moving to new headquarters… in the brand new Merrill Hotel, located in downtown Muscatine. This will truly take our festival to the next level. Our new venue, The Merrill, will give you an opportunity to enjoy a 4 star hotel right on the Mississippi River and convenient access to the screenings and downtown amenities. Several all-inclusive packages will be included so you can have a hassle-free and most luxurious weekend experience.
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.