Calling All Filmmakers! How Do You Envision the Future of Mississauga? Are you an amateur or professional filmmaker looking for an opportunity to tell a story about your experience in Mississauga?

The City of Mississauga has launched a short film competition as part of its initial conversation with the community on the City’s Official Plan Review. The Official Plan guides future growth in the city and contains policies on the social, economic, cultural, natural and built environments. The review will consider the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of the community.

If you live, work, play or learn in Mississauga, you’re invited to submit a short film (five minutes or less) that envisions the future of the city, focusing on everyday experiences, local matters or urban aspirations. Showcase your filmmaking talent to the City and industry professionals, while being part of the conservation.

Winners of the short film competition will have their film shown on the big screen at an upcoming City film event in partnership with Hot Docs on November 2. Other prizes include all-access passes to the 2020 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival and vouchers for filmmaking workshops with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and Charles Street Video.

What:
Our Future City – Short Film Competition

Who:
Open to anyone 14 years or older who lives, works, plays or learns in Mississauga

When:
Film submission deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How:
Submit your five minute or less short film online at mississauga.ca/film-competition.

For more information about Our Future City – Short Film Competition, including rules and regulations and how to submit your video, visit mississauga.ca/film-competition.

The Official Plan Review will take place over the next couple of years. There will be many opportunities for the public to get involved. For more information about the City’s Official Plan Review, visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/mississaugaofficialplan.