2022 Schedule of Events

Night Raiders
Night Raiders Screening Block
Available: Feb 24, 2022 00:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

The 29th Edition of the MMFF opens with "Night Raiders."

A mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try to rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

Malni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore
Malni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore Screening Block
Available: Mar 04, 2022 00:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

A documentary circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest.

The Book of the Sea
The Book of the Sea Screening Block
Available: Mar 16, 2022 00:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

The story of everyday survival of the traditional sea hunters of the Bering Strait in the Far East of Russia is enriched with animated Inuit myths that at times prevail reality. This is a visually impressive cinematic parable about the vitality of the ancient Arctic culture.

Maliglutit / Searchers
Maliglutit / Searchers Screening Block
Available: Mar 25, 2022 13:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

Early Films of Tracey Moffatt
Early Films of Tracey Moffatt Screening Block
Available: Apr 01, 2022 00:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

A program of Tracey Moffatt's landmark early films: "Nice Coloured Girls," 1987, (16 min), "Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy," 1990 (19 min), and "Bedevil" 1993 (90 min).

"Nice Coloured Girls" is a short film classic by Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia's foremost visual artists. Three Aboriginal women cruise through Kings Cross and pick up a 'captain' (a drunken white man). They encourage him to spend his money on them and to drink until incapacitated while they steal his wallet and race off to catch a cab, self-satisfied. Nice Coloured Girls contrasts the relationship between Aboriginal women and white men in the past and present.

"Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy": On an isolated, surreal Australian homestead, a middle-aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying white mother. The adopted daughter’s attentive gestures mask an almost palpable hostility. Their story alludes to the assimilation policy that forced Aboriginal children to be raised in white families.

"BeDevil" is a trilogy of ghost stories that follows characters pestered by visions - real, remembered and imagined. These contemporary tales travel from the sparseness of the outback, through the murky, rotting swamps of the islands, to the Brisbane docks.

Ste. Anne
Ste. Anne Screening Block
Available: Apr 08, 2022 12:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

A woman moves back to her rural home town in Manitoba where her brother Modeste has been raising the woman's daughter with his wife.

Vick Quezada Selected Works
Vick Quezada Selected Works Screening Block
Available: Apr 14, 2022 22:00 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

Vick Quezada (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring hybrid forms in Indigenous-Latinx history and the function of these histories in contested lands, primarily in the U.S.-Mexico Border. They work with a variety of mediums: video, performance, sculpture and ceramics. They incorporate found objects (man-made) and natural elements, like dirt, soil, flora, corn and combine them with found objects like bricks, reclaimed trash, chains, cans, and barbed wire. Works selected for the MMFF include: “Seed/Unseed” (2020, Vick Quezada, United States/Mexico, Video Performance, 15 min), “Destined for Gold” (2019), “High Grind, Low Wage” (2018). Introduction by Virginia McLaurin, UMass Amherst.

Ng’endo Mukii: Selected Short Films
Ng’endo Mukii: Selected Short Films Screening Block
Available: Apr 21, 2022 10:39 Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

Ng’endo Mukii: Selected Short Films

"Yellow Fever," "Kitwana’s Journey," and "Kesho Pia Ni Siku Stories In Place."

Coming Soon: Our Festival Program

We are currently putting together the schedule for this year's event. Come back to this page as we add items to our festival program.