In the Spotlight today is the 31st Annual Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, one of Canada's premier events for filmmakers from around the world and championing film education and production within the natural beauty of Northern Ontario, Canada. In 2018 the Festival screened 119 films, including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation. The Festival provides cinephiles with first-class film works and industry discourse each September.
Cinéfest is renowned for the accessibility it offers film guests and provides a number of networking opportunities for filmmakers. Furthermore, all accepted filmmakers will have access to The Guest Service team at Cinéfest to help, where they can, with expenses relating to travel and accommodations. The Festival also plays host to a large contingent of industry professionals and programmers. Cinéfest’s expertly executed event brings together film buyers, programmers, and artists to celebrate the art of film.
Cinéfest Sudbury is one of the largest film events in Canada and has gained the reputation as "The People's Festival." Festival programmers are dedicated to seeking out the very best in Canadian and international films to screen to its diverse, receptive audiences. Cinéfest Sudbury's annual contingent of visiting Film Circuit programmers provides independent filmmakers the tremendous opportunity to showcase their work to attending festival programmers from across Ontario.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE Cinéfest Sudbury's programming initiatives continue to fulfill and redefine the organization's mandate, objectives and vision, which are built upon the Festival's ability to attract audiences for the best in Canadian and International cinema.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL While the Festival has a long history of presenting and supporting films that represent the output of Canada’s independent film artists, Cinéfest Sudbury has also extended significant support to its regional talent. The Festival has introduced film programmes titled Northern Connections and #TheNorthStarsNow which highlight Northern Ontario’s best and brightest film artists and productions. The Festival has served as a place for emerging regional artists to have their work seen and celebrated.
With an audience of more than 34,000 attendees this is a festival not to be missed. Qualify your film for Cinéfest Sudbury today!