Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) is a non-profit cultural organization serving the needs of everyone working in music, film and television across Northern Ontario. CION was established to assume the role and branding of Music and Film in Motion (MFM), and to advance its efforts to promote and encourage increased media arts production throughout Northern Ontario. Read more


Since 2001, over one hundred film and television productions have been shot in Northern Ontario. In the past few years, the region has emerged to become a thriving film industry center spawning the creation of new businesses and service providers. Every year the region sees a growth in production as producers from across Canada and beyond are discovering what Northern Ontario has to offer.  Read more




MFM is Northern Ontario’s grassroots music industry association. That is to say, it’s our job to create and encourage opportunities that support the growth of our vibrant music scene. Through education, promotion and advocacy, MFM is committed to ensuring the success of the Northern Ontario music industry on a regional, provincial and national scale.  Read more


MFM was thrilled to bring Northern Ontario’s talent together for the 2017 Northern Ontario Music & Film Awards (NOMFA) and conference, a three day event that acknowledged our region’s very best. Audience members, artists and industry representatives gathered at the Vale Cavern at Science North to celebrate and recognize the very best that Northern Ontario has to offer in music and film.   
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Take some time to watch the music video for the original song Young from Thunder Bay born artist, Collin Clowes. The song will appear on the upcoming album  Broken Strings being released in 2017. Collin has recently made the big move to Toronto where he is studying musical performance at Seneca College. You can find him on Twitter & Facebook to follow his journeys in life and music! Get the whole thing at collinclowesmusic.com.


Shot in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, REMEMBER was recently awarded BEST FEATURE FILM at MFM's Northern Ontario Music & FIlm Awards (NOMFA 2017). A countless number of Northern Ontario cast, crew, community members and businesses contributed to the continued success of this critically acclaimed film. REMEMBER is the contemporary story of Zev, (Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer), who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some 70 years ago is living in America under an assumed identity.


Shot in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, LETTERKENNY recently picked up two nominations and two victories at MFM's Northern Ontario Music & FIlm Awards (NOMFA 2017). The stars of the show have some amazing praise for Sudbury, the city's production crew, people and hot spots!

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Feature Film in Sudbury, Ontario is currently seeking a Northern Ontario resident as HAIR & MAKEUP ASSISTANT.


Horror Feature Film

Experience with Blood/Gore is an Asset.

Start Date: OCTOBER 15, 2017

End Date: NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Location: SUDBURY, ON


Interested and qualified candidates should ...


The Feature Film "THE NEW ROMANTIC" is currently seeking Hair & Makeup Assistants who are Northern Ontario residents.

Location: Greater Sudbury

Start Date: September 18, 2017

Send resumse to: karlymadill@gmail.com

Jazz Sudbury Festival 2017: A delicious musical buffet!

It’s that time of year again! Jazz Sudbury Festival is approaching very quickly, being held September 6th-10th in Sudbury, Ontario.

The festival is an exciting celebration of jazz music and other related styles (blues, world, fusion etc.), presented in partnership with Investors Group. Plus it’s always one swingin ...

Up Here Festival's Northern Series by Porter Airlines (August 18 & 19)

The weird and wonderful Up Here Festival happening in Sudbury from August 18-20, 2017. Check out this year's Northern Series by Porter Airlines featuring exclusively Northern Ontario musical acts: Jamie Gia (Timmins), Brian Dunn (Greater Sudbury), Jennifer Holub (Greater Sudbury) and BBBRTHR (Greater Sudbury).


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