Lights, Camera, Action! Niagara Gets a New Film Festival

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!

NIFF festival
When NIFF organizer Bill Marshall began the search for a new film festival venue, the Niagara Region quickly jumped to the top of his wishlist:

?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.

ravine vineyard

And…scene! Ravine Vineyard is one of the confirmed venues for NIFF.

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…

Show your support for the Niagara Integrated Film Festival – donate to the NIFF Indiegogo campaign today!

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