Milton Film Festival Heads for Halton Hills

By Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Milton Film Festival is heading for the hills.  Halton Hills that is.  The ninth annual event will host in-person screenings at Georgetown’s John Elliott Theatre (JET).

The festival begins January 29 with a full week of virtual screenings.  In-person screens will be at JET from February 4-7.  The program will include the short films, as well as live Q&A.  Feature film announcements will be made later this month/ early December.

The move was necessitated by the  ongoing closure of the FirstOntario Arts Centre- Milton due to COVID-19.  The John Elliott Theatre is located at 9 Church St. Georgetown Ontario.  Passes, and individual tickets will go on-sale soon.  For more information visit their website.

Update: 5/01/2022- COVID-19 Restrictions Forces Festival Online

The Milton Film Festival moves completely online.  The decision corresponds to the latest COVID-19 restrictions.  They made the announcement earlier today on their Twitter account:


Ontario entered a three-week modified lockdown beginning this morning at 12:01 a.m.  Restrictions include closures of restaurants, and movie theatres.  Gatherings are limited to 5 people indoors, and 10 people outdoors.