Industry Portal

Welcome to Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival’s Industry Portal.

Every year, Cinéfest Sudbury welcomes film industry professionals to take part in various activities with other industry professionals, students and cinephiles alike. Cinéfest’s industry activities help participants network, gain exposure and build the regional film industry.

In 2010, Cinéfest Sudbury introduced Cinema Summit for emerging film talent and media arts students, a free of charge presentation, exchange and development series that runs concurrently with the Festival. Contained within the larger structure of the film festival, Cinema Summit is devoted to the celebration, promotion and advancement of Canada’s new and emerging filmmaking talent. Cinema Summit provides a forum to nurture the next generation of Canadian filmmakers; an occasion where artists can come together to showcase their works, as well as meet colleagues, audiences, and industry insiders, in order to share ideas and information in a relaxed atmosphere. 

For film industry professionals wishing to attend, please view Accreditation applications to the right. You will be contacted directly if you application is confirmed.

We hope you enjoy your stay.

 

2019 CINEMA SUMMIT SCHEDULE

Tuesday 17 SEP 2019

9.30am MAKING AND MARKETING DOCS 101

For those early-career and emerging filmmakers seeking to break into the film industry, DOC Institute is offering a dynamic and interactive crash course on how to get your projects funded, made, and seen. Sessions will break down how to pitch and communicate your ideas to funders, the essentials of professional film production, and how to use the festival circuit to build your career.

 Facilitated by Documentary Producer/Director Chanda Chevannes

1.30pm RIOT GIRLS, directed by Jovanka Vuckovic

Canada, 81 minutes, levelFILM

4pm JAMES VS. HIS FUTURE SELF, directed by Jeremy LaLonde

Canada, 94 minutes, Northern Banner Releasing

Q+A to follow with Director Jeremy LaLonde and Actor/Producer Jonas Chernick

Wednesday 18 SEP 2019

noon STANDING ON THE LINE, directed by Paul Émile d'Entremont

Canada, 80 minutes, National Film Board of Canada

2.30pm NOSE TO TAIL, directed by Jesse Zigelstein

Canada, 82 minutes, Motion Offense Productions

Q+A to follow with Director Jesse Zigelstein

3.30pm SHORT CIRCUIT II: THE HITCHCOCKIAN INFLUENCE

92 minutes

Thursday 19 SEP 2019

9.30am MASTERING THE FESTIVAL LAUNCH

For most independent filmmakers, film festivals are a primary goal for premiering their productions and further developing their careers. Yet, with some 5,000 film festivals worldwide, pragmatic and informed decisions must be made. Sean Farnel, who started his career as a film critic for The Sudbury Star and later was the Programming Coordinator for Cinéfest Sudbury, will present an overview of film festival distribution strategies and the Documentary Organization of Canada's Festival Concierge service.

Facilitated by Sean Farnel with special guest Matt Gallagher, Director of PREY

4pm CASTLE IN THE GROUND, directed by Joey Klein

Canada, 105 minutes, Woods Entertainment

9.30pm BLOOD QUANTUM, directed by Jeff Barnaby

Canada, 96 minutes, Elevation Pictures

In English and Mi'gmaq with English subtitles

Friday 20 SEP 2019

10.15am OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

WITH CANADIAN FILM CENTRE AND THE CBC

Always looking for a way to have a career in film or television? Are you an aspiring filmmaker who is looking for an outlet for your work? Representatives from the Canadian Film Centre and the CBC will be on hand to let you know how to start or accelerate your career as well as get your work shown by the national broadcaster. These presentations will give some insight on how to break into the industry.

Q+A to follow

12.30pm LA LANGUE EST DONC UNE HISTOIRE D'AMOUR (LANGUAGE IS A LOVE STORY), directed by Andrés Livov

Canada, 90 minutes, Maison 4:3

In French with English subtitles

7pm Gala 1: THE REST OF US, directed by Aisling Chin-Yee

Canada, 80 minutes, levelFILM

10pm THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Matthew Rankin

Canada, 90 minutes, Maison 4:3

Saturday 21 SEP 2019

noon CTV BEST IN SHORTS COMPETITION: FINALISTS SCREENING

Curators: Kristine Estorninos, Jurors Karen Bruce, Thom Ernst and Ian Campbell

2.30pm SEA OF SHADOWS, directed by Richard Ladkani

Austria, 104 minutes, National Geographic

In English and Spanish with English subtitles

5pm PERSPECTIVE2, directed by B. P. Paquette

Canada, 143 minutes, Next Phase

Screening will take place at the Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op, 162 Mackenzie Street

10pm HONEY BEE, directed by Rama Rau

Canada, 90 minutes, A71 Entertainment

Sunday 22 SEP 2019

11.30am DÉRIVE (THE FAR SHORE), directed by David Uloth

Canada, 104 minutes, Axia Films

In French with English subtitles

1.30pm SHORT CIRCUIT III: THICKER THAN WATER

84 minutes

3.30pm EASY LAND, directed by Sanja Živkovic

Canada, 88 minutes, Mongrel Media

In English and Serbian with English subtitles

Q+A to follow with Director Sanja Živkovic