A first time film festival in Muskoka is quickly approaching. Cine Muskoka is running in Huntsville for three days on the Labour Day long weekend and the Chamber of Commerce estimates around 1,000 people will take part each day.

Filmmakers Oliver Ward and J.D. Munce are the creators of the festival, and say it could be an economic benefit to the town every year as it continues to grow. This year will be treated as a soft launch because it’s the first year. But, they say after that it will grow each summer to include more films and more locations.

This summer’s event will include screens set up at the Algonquin Theatre and the River Mill Park. There will be a question and answer event with filmmakers, dubbed “Q and Ale”, and free family-friendly films each night.

No details on ticket sales are out but, but interested filmmakers can still submit their work on the Cine Muskoka website.

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