All Cinema Summit activities will take place at SilverCity Sudbury, 355 Barrydowne Road unless otherwise noted.
**Cinema Summit activities that require paid admission are indicated below.
Bugs on the Menu, directed by Ian Toews, Canada/Cambodia/Mexico/Netherlands, 78 minutes, IndieCan Entertainment
Short Circuit: Sunny Side Up and Scrambled, 93 minutes
Dependent's Day, directed by Michael David Lynch, USA, 89 minutes, We Push Trains
There will be a Q&A with director Michael David Lynch following the screening.
Unlocking the Cage, directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, USA, 91 minutes, FilmsWeLike
Before the Streets, directed by Chloé Leriche, Canada, 97 minutes, FunFilm Distribution
In Atikamekw with English subtitles
Documentary Producing 101 presented by the DOC Institute
Speaker: Jeannette Loakman, producer/filmmaker
Ready to enter the world of producing non-fiction? Join the Documentary Organization of Canada and the DOC Institute for three interactive sessions designed for early-career producers and led by industry experts with real-world insight. The progtram kicks off at Cinéfest Sudbuiry with an in-person session that will provide an overview of some of the essential components to producing a documentary successfully. Attendees from Sudbury's session will then get access to two subsequent webinars that focus on pressing topics for producers: financing your film and engaging your audience. Don't miss the opportunity to gain valuable insight!
Jeannette Loakman has been active in the film industry as a producer and filmmaker for many years. She has interviewed big stars and ordinary people, explored the obsession with "peep culture" and the world of cat ladies, delved into murder scenes and food drives, explained union disputes using bits bits of stationery, turned lovable rogues into gentlemen, made predictions for a technology show, profiled a photographer in Soweto, looked for her birthmother in Singapre - and found her three half-sisters in Holland! She has dabbled with the perils of kissing, tamed a cohort of college students, destined for jobs in the production industry, programmed a national TV station for a year, and produced a short comedy series, a lifestyle series and documentaries for over a decade.
X Quinientos, directed by Juan Andrés Arango, Canada/Colombia/Mexico, 108 minutes, Filmoption International
In Spanish, English, French, Tagalog and Mazahua with English subtitles
Media Conference: IndieCan Entertainment
Acclaimed film producer and distributor Avi Federgreen, founder of IndieCan Entertainment, will be holding a media conference during Cinéfest Sudbury's Cinema Summit to reveal an exciting new partnership with Music and Film in Motion.
Embrasse-moi comme tu m'aimes (Kiss Me Like a Lover), directed by André Forcier, Canada, 95 minutes, Filmoption International
In French with English subtitles
Kiss and Cry, directed by Sean Cisterna, Canada, 95 minutes, Elevation Pictures
There will be a Q&A with director Sean Cisterna and producer Avi Federgreen following the screening.
Short Circuit: Tense, Tragic and Dramatic, 91 minutes
Sadie's Last Days on Earth, directed by Michael Seater, Canada, 93 minutes, A71 Entertainment
Diving into the Unknown (Takaisin pintaan), directed by Juan Reina, Finland/Norway, 85 minutes, Film Transit International Inc.
In Finnish, Swedish, English and Norwegian with English subtitles
Little Sister, directed by Zach Clark, USA, 91 minutes, FilmsWeLike
Black Code, directed by Nicholas de Pencier, Canada, 90 minutes, Mongrel Media
In English, Portugese, Arabic and Tibetan with English subtitles
Darwin, directed by Benjamin Duffield, Canada, 94 minutes, Suki Releasing
The Lockpicker, directed by Randall Okita, Canada, 94 minutes
There will be a Q&A with director Randall Okita following the screening.
Hello Destroyer, directed by Kevan Funk, Canada, 110 minutes, Northern Banner Releasing
Interactive Ontario Workshop
Location: Microtel Inn & Suites, 1312 Kingsway
Moderator: Jeff MacIntyre, Fuel Multimedia
Speakers: ErinCreasey, Manager, Industry Initiatives at Ontario Media Development Corporation; Jennifer Blitz, Director, Tax Credits and Financing at Ontario Media Development Corporation; Mike Daoust, Northern Game Design Challenge and lead programmer for AdvanceWorx; Jamie Parent, Senior Software Developer at Raven
Music and Film in Motion in conjunction with the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Interactive Ontario presents a wonderful two-part session for filmmakers and interactive digital media designers to meet and discover funding opportunities for their projects. The panel will feature Erin Creasey and Jennifer Blitz from the OMDC who will provide information on the OMDC Film Fund and Ontario Digital Media Fund. Following the overview, our panelists will provide information on interactive digital media in Northern Ontario, the future of the industry and how film and interactive digital media intersect.
Away from Everywhere, directed by Justin Simms, Canada, 103 minutes, Capital Motion Picture Group
We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice, directed by Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, 163 minutes, National Film Board of Canada
There will be a Q&A with director Alanis Obomsawin following the screening.
Film Worker's Rights Panel
Location: Microtel Inn & Suites, 1312 Kingsway
Guests: Jenny Fortin, Sudbury Works Education and Advocacy Centre; Matthew Ellis, International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees; Gerry Paquette, Ministry of Labour Representative
Music and Film in Motion and the City of Greater Sudbury present the first installment of their ongoing film panel series. This panel will bring together three leading industry representatives to give their perspectives on worker's rights on set. The speakers will inform and engage with emerging and established crew members. Education is key to maintaining healthy and safe sets in Northern Ontario, and this panel will demonstrate the many ways that workers can look out for themselves and others when they understand the rules and their rights.
Kidnap Capital, directed by Felipe Rodriguez, Canada, 93 minutes, The Annex Entertainment
The Space Between, directed by Amy Jo Johnson, Canada, 90 minutes, The Space Between Productions Inc.
There will be a Q&A with director Amy Jo Johnson and producer Jessica Adams following the screening.
Northern Ontario Film Forum
Perspective, directed by B.P. Paquette, Canada, 80 minutes, Nortario Films
There will be a Q&A with director B.P. Paquette and producer Jason Ross Jallet following the screening.
Mean Dreams, directed by Nathan Morlando, Canada, 104 minutes, Elevation Pictures
There will be a Q&A with director Nathan Morlando and producer Allison Black following the screening.
**Event requires paid admission to the gala screening.
CTV Best in Shorts Competition: Finalists Screening
Curator: Kristine Estorninos, Head of Programming, Reel Asian International Film Festival
Jurors: Karen Bruce, Director, Membership, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television; Paul Krumholz, Programming Coordinator, Channel Zero - Programmer, Toronto Youth Shorts
Awards will be distributed following the screening.
Hunting Pignut, directed by Martine Blue, Canada, 94 minutes
There will be a Q&A with director Martine Blue and actor Joel Thomas Hynes following the screening.
Music Showcase: Joel Thomas Hynes
Location: Towneplace Suites Sudbury, 1710 Kingsway
Joel Thomas Hynes is an award-winning actor, writer, director and musician from Newfoundland. Joel currently stars in Hunting Pignut, screening at Cinéfest prior to the showcase. Joel will be performing a set of his original music for festivalgoers to enjoy. Joel creates intimate folk with an air of wisdom, presenting songs that are both contemplative and confident.
Two Lovers and a Bear, directed by Kim Nguyen, Canada, 96 minutes, Entertainment One
Antibirth, directed by Danny Perez, Canada/USA, 94 minutes, IFC Midnight
Warehoused (Almacenados), directed by Jack Zagha Kababie, Mexico, 93 minutes, Film Republic
In Spanish with English subtitles
Jean of the Joneses, directed by Stella Meghie, Canada/USA, 82 minutes, Search Engine Films
Short Circuit: Informative and Animated, 94 minutes
L'avenir (Things to Come), directed by Mia Hansen Love, France/Germany, 100 minutes, FilmsWeLike
In French with English subtitles