Industry Events




Going Analog in a Digital World
With the world saturated in a digital revolution, we have seen a resurgence in the use of analogue formats. This panel of artists and filmmakers will talk about how their choice in medium relates to their work and why celluloid is making a much welcomed comeback.

Panelists: Sandy McLennan (Huntsville), Daniel McIntyre (Toronto)


Hollywood North (Bay)
The film industry boom in North Bay has been felt in almost every corner of our community. With this newly energized industry, many North Bay locals are making a career in production. Meet the folks behind the lens who are part of the growing talent pool of industry professionals that call North bay home.

Georgia VilleneuveLocation Manager
Ben LeggettAudio Engineer
Lieann KoivukoskiProduction Manager


16mm Bolex & Hand Processing Workshop*

Participants will get a hands on experiences learning about and shooting their own roll of 16mm film on a Bolex camera guided by instructor Daniel McIntyre. Develop your rolls the next day using hand processing techniques in the dark room and learn about various approaches to film development.
*Workshop Fee Applies, Registration closes November 12th.

Register Here.


First Person: Personal Documentary Film Workshop with Rob Santaguida
This personal documentary film workshop will provide participants with a
comprehensive knowledge of the mechanics involved in producing a personal
documentary film. The attendees will learn the basics of this type of filmmaking through
the process of actually making a short film. They will learn how to find the cinematic
equivalent for their ideas, for the stories they like, or for topics with which they are
interested. In order to realize their projects, participants will be taught how to develop
their own unique conceptual approach.

More about the Filmmaker

Workshop will run from the WWG Gallery: November 15 & 16th 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Register here


Q&A with Natalie Lucier of To the Orcas, With Love
Natalie Lucier, the director of ” To the Orcas with Love” is a graduate of Advanced TV and Film program at Sheridan college in Ontario, with her master class studies in Documentary film and Producing. Natalie has a deep love of nature and the outdoors and hopes to inspire others to see the beauty in our natural world.



CTV NBFF Opening Night Reception
Friday, November 17th

Join us in kicking off the festival at the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery located in the Captiol Centre as a special stop on North Bay’s Downtown Gallery Hop night. 2167, an exciting new virtual reality film experience from the Toronto International Film Festival and imagineNATIVE will be on display from 5:30-8:30pm. Good eats and drinks to be had by all.


Movie Trivia Brunch w/ Cole & Kevin*
Saturday, November 18th
11am – 2pm
*Brunch included with VIP pass/Open to the public

Think you know your movies? Join us at the Raven & Republic for a delicious brunch and hilarious movie trivia to get our festival day started!