Countdown to MIFF 2019








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.

A unique feature of our festival is the infamous “M&M AWARD” (Murder, Mayhem, and More). And our “Comedy Film Block” is always well received. 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.


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

Check out last year's Awards and Nominations! Click the button below to see the selections!

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Submit Your Film

Preview of MIFF 2019 Offically Accepted Films

The Baker Institute
72 Seconds
The Merrill Muscatine

MIFF Venue: The Merrill

MIFF is going to be enjoying it’s 2nd year at it’s new headquarters…  in the new Merrill Hotel, located in downtown Muscatine. This will truly take our festival to the next level. 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.


Dreampost Media
MCC Video Department
The Merrill
Rehash Media
Municipal Connection
Produce Iowa
Visit Muscatine
Muscatine Access Channel 9

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.