This year is already off to a great start with some reel-y exciting news – TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall is bringing a film festival to Niagara this summer!
The Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) will hit the Niagara Region for four fabulous days of film, food and festivities from June 19-22. A�And talk about cinematography – Niagara’s stunning wineries will provide the backdrop for many of the 100 scheduled screenings!
?It always struck me that, if you�re going to have a different kind of festival�you had to get something that would be a tourist attraction. A�The main things Niagara region has is the wineries, the cuisine and the culture.?A�
We couldn’t agree more! A�A handful of wineries are already on board, including Ravine Vineyard, The Good Earth Winery and Trius Winery, as is the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and theA�City of St. Catharines, who recently pledged $25,000 in support of the festival. A�Look for more confirmed wineries to be announced on NIFF’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Marshall and his NIFF-ty team members have also started an Indiegogo campaign to raise additional funds. A�Contributors to the campaign can secure movie passes, NIFF t-shirts, tickets for the Filmalicious “dinner and a movie” restaurant and winery promotion and even a beer with Mr. Marshall himself.
From TIFF’s popular Food on Film Series to Gathering Niagara’s Lunch Market (in partnership with Shaw FestivalA�and TIFF), it’s clear that the intersection between culture and cuisine is stronger than ever. A�Of course, we’re looking forward to some truly blockbuster movie munchies as well…