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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A live theatre production is specifically seeking a fully bilingual (english and french....more languages are an asset) indigenous "male" actor.

Please contact greygritt@gmail.com if interested!

2017 Canadian Songwriter Challenge @ NLFB

10 songwriters. 5 demos. 3 days. 1 festival.

For this year's Canadian Songwriter Challenge, MFM is once again partnering with the Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) to bring you a co-writing and demo recording adventure on the beautiful shores of Sudbury's Ramsey Lake, July 7-9.

10 participants ...


ÉMISSION: Amelie et compagnie
VILLE: Sudbury
TYPE: Adolescents, diverses origines ethniques encouragées
DATES: À déterminer, mais probablement en juin 
Envoyer un courriel avec photo et détails à tara@copperworksinc.ca

SHOW: Amelie et compagnie
CITY: Sudbury
TYPE: Teenagers, diverse ethnicities encouraged
DATES: To ...


Sudbury film crew opportunity (copy and paste);

SUDBURY CREW CALL: ALL POSITIONS The feature film "An Audience of Chairs" is seeking all crew positions. Tentative outside dates are Prep: June 26th To Camera: July 10th for 2 weeks. Must be a resident of Northern Ontario and able to work as ...

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