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The Mighty Niagara Film Fest
Wednesday 18 August – Sunday 22 August 2021

During the foggy Covid-Daze, NAC’s been toiling to get Niagara a film festival. This has been tried by others before — and NAC has often supported those efforts — but every previous incarnation faded to black. Our film festival has been founded so that it will be, uh, a long-hauler. To do this, we’ve built it locally. We’re flexing the best curatorial expertise in Niagara: film programmer Kasia Smuga and volunteers Barry K. Grant and Joan Nicks — the same team that brought you the great films that screened at The Film House. And, we’ve dug out some of the absolute best films made by Niagara filmmakers. What we’re creating is a film festival that Niagara can truly call its own. It’s built for us, and it’s built to last.

The Mighty Niagara Film Fest launches this summer! Produced and organized by the Niagara Artists Centre, the festival is also supported by many community partners, including founding sponsor Stratus Vineyards.

The fest is presented at in-person outdoor events and select online screening. Films will screen from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 of August 2021 at unique venues across Niagara including the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace on the rooftop of the Niagara Artists Centre in downtown St. Catharines, the vineyards of Stratus Winery and along the Niagara River at RiverBrink Art Museum in historic Queenston. The Mighty Niagara Film Fest focusses on screening films made about or in Niagara, by filmmakers with connections to the region, as well as films of special interest to Niagara audiences.

The Mighty Niagara Film Festival is supported by Stratus Vineyards, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Niagara Region’s Tourism Adaption Recovery Fund, Niagara Investment in Culture, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City fo St. Catharines’ Cultural Investment Program.


  • Single Screening Ticket $15 + tax – available for purchase on each event page
  • Gallery Players presents The General at Stratus Vineyards $30 + tax – available for purchase on event page
  • 4-film passes – $45 – available for purchase at the bottom of the ticket page
  • Online Streaming for select films $10 per film + tax
Online streaming will be available for viewing within Canada for select MNFF Online Edition titles 19- 31 August 2021. Streaming is activated for 48 hours after pressing play.


The Mighty Niagara Film Fest celebrates our region’s wealth of creative talent and this year’s festival is only a taste of what Niagara has to offer. Over the course of four nights, audiences can take in their choice of

  • 13 short films by local film-makers, artists, and performers
  • 4 feature length films by local film-makers
  • 2 films scored and performed live by local musicians
  • 3 showcases of work by Niagara media and film artists
  • 1 student showcase from the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts – MNFF Online Edition


The Mighty Niagara Film Fest is pleased to bring you award winning international titles paired with locally made short films. Film audiences will be treated to a spectrum of feature films and documentaries carefully selected by NAC’s programmers

Niagara Artists Centre is located on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement