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 2015 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 Sudbury Theatre Centre to celebrate and recognize the very best that Northern Ontario has to offer in music and film.   
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Sudbury rapper CHEZZA is back with some major heat on his brand new LP "i am...". The boom that has swept through Toronto's hip-hop scene is moving further and further North. Chezza brings the noise on this project, putting his musical influences on display from Rock & Pop to R&B, Reggae and Hip Hop. He takes everything he has learned, experienced and lived and puts it into his music, so that YOU can experience everything he has gone through in his life. Experience this hip hop project for yourself by streaming "i am..." for FREE RIGHT NOW! Watch the video for our favourite Chezza track TRWNBT.


It is definitely a busy time for Imaginarium Studio Inc. in Thunder Bay, as they announce the official release of THESE LOVERS, the debut feature film by Piotr Skowronski. The film, which was one of twelve Canadian films screened at the Shanghai Film Festival, is now available on all major platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vimeo On Demand. Currently, Imaginarium is shooting their second feature film, once again in Thunder Bay called THE DAYS OF DESTITUTE.

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The Town of Cochrane is home to The Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Village. The Habitat is dedicated to, and setting the highest standards for, the care, conservation and well-being of polar bears. This overview video shows who we are and what we do - and is now currently playing in our new mini theatre. The Town of Cochrane thank NOHFC, FedNor and Science North for their support and assistance in producing the new exhibits and content! Learn about the Habitat and take in some of the beautiful scenery Cochrane has to offer!

News & Events


Feature Film Casting Call - "Indian Horse"
Location: Northern Ontario (Must Work As Local)
Start Date: 09/26/2016 - 12/16/2016
Rate of Pay: ACTRA
(Actor) Katherine Female 6 - 8


Northern Ontario Acts to Catch at Up Here Festival!

Up Here Urban Art & Music Festival in Sudbury is fast approaching! We know you want to catch all of the performances, particularily those with distinct Northern Ontario sounds who call the North home!

Well here is a full listing of the Northern Ontario bands and performers...

Rehearsal Space in Sudbury For Rent

Are you or your band looking for a rehearsal or jam space to perfect your tunes in the Sudbury area?

Currently available near Sudbury's downtown is a small rehearsal space for rent for $155 per month.

The space can be used during the week anytime after 5pm and anytime ...

Ontario150 Information Sessions in Sudbury

Let’s Talk Funding!

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Sudbury Community Foundation are
pleased to invite you to an information session.

Ontario150 Community Capital Program (OTF)
Ontario150 Community Celebration Program (MTCS)
Ontario150 Partnership Program (MTCS)
Sudbury Community Foundation (SCF)

Date: Monday ...

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