Mississauga is home to endless entertainment and art that can rival Toronto. The citizens of Mississauga are incredibly talented folk and we love to see their stuff showcased as often as possible.

As such, we’re pleased to tell you about an upcoming art showcase that’s happening this weekend in Mississauga. The event is called PopUp Shorts and it’s a film festival that presents the work of local filmmakers:

PopUp Shorts brings cinema out of the theatre and into public spaces. This family-friendly exhibit will present curated short films by award-winning local filmmakers. Drop by any time to enjoy continuous animated shorts, music videos, dramas, and documentaries. Attend the special showing Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to see all of the films followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers.

The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday (the 4th and 5th) and is free to attend. The organising company is called FilmHive, which is a non-profit creative company for local aspiring artists across film, TV, and digital media. “Within a supportive, positive environment, members workshop their projects through various stages from script to post-production. FILMHIVE fosters connections and learning through networking meetups, expert talks, and workshops, and offers exhibition opportunities through public screenings and exhibits.”

The two day film festival will showcase fourteen different short movies as well as Q&A’s with the directors. The movies range from as short as one minute to twelve and, of course, there will be popcorn available!

PopUp Shorts is taking place this weekend at Clarkson Community Centre, 2475 Truscott Dr, Mississauga, and it’s a great free event to see the work of local artists. If you’re interested in film, or looking to get your foot in the door, this may be a good opportunity for you to begin your career. So come on out to Clarkson Community Centre on the 4th and 5th at 10 am.