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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Are you still on the fence about applying to Northern Ontario Songwriter Retreat 2018!? North Bay's David Dino White participated in the retreat back in 2016 and he's got some details to share with you about the experience! Apply @ cionmusic.ca by Wednesday, April 18th.


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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CION Announces 2019 FAM Tour

Music & Film in Motion is seeking up to four Producers to participate in the Northern Ontario FAM Tour this September!

Producers representing project-ready films or television series' that are scheduled to begin production within the next 24 months are invited to apply to secure their spot on the FAM Tour ...



Celebrating Northern Ontario’s best and brightest from the past two years, on Saturday May 25th MFM unveiled their NOMFA award recipients in 13 different award categories acknowledging achievements in both Music and Film. With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these ...

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