Enhance your festival experience with these special events.


NBFF Opening Reception 
Friday, November 15, 7:00pm
W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, Capitol Centre

Get into the spirit while celebrating cinema! You’re sure to catch a local filmmaker or two. Complimentary tasty eats, cash bar and vibey tunes.




By Land and Water – Geronimo Inutiq: Special Performance 
Friday, November 15, 6:00pm
White Water Gallery

“By Land and Water” is a live audiovisual performance by Geronimo Inutiq with ambient electronic music, and manipulated video footage. Taking us across northern Ontario roads and waterways, and following the road beyond other provinces – video segments are slowed down, manipulated, and rearranged to form an abstract visual narrative, with the countryside as the main focus of reflection. Ethereal melodies, drones, and other audio sources create further means of contemplation on ideas of travel, nature, solitude – and connectedness to the environment and country we live with.




Biidaaban: First Light – VR by Lisa Jackson
Friday, November 17-December 7th, 2019
White Water Gallery

An interactive virtual reality film directed by Lisa Jackson, with 3D art by Mathew Borrett. Produced by the NFB.
A large urban city is flooded. Its infrastructure has merged with the local fauna; mature trees grow through cracks in the sidewalks and vines cover south-facing walls.



Super Fun Time Movie Trivia Brunch
Saturday, November 16, 
11am-2pm (doors at 10:30)
Raven & Republic

It’s back by popular demand! First come, first served. Join us at the Raven and Republic for brunch with a side of movie trivia hosted by Koal and Kevin of Super Fun Time Trivia. No cover, à-la-carte brunch menu ($), open to the public.




Celebrating Aretha: Motown After Party
November 16th, 10:00pm
Raven & Republic

In honour of screening our first concert film: Amazing Grace, we pay homage to soul legend Aretha Franklin with a special Motown After Party at the Raven & Republic. No cover.




In conversation with David Miller & Dan Peel, Producers of She Never Died
November 16th, 9:30pm
Betty Speers Theatre, Capitol Centre

Following the screening of their film on Saturday, November 16.