NOMFA 2015 Archive

NOMFA Nominees and Winners

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. On Saturday, May 30 at 8pm, 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. The winning nominees were announced to the crowd by several surprise guest presenters including:

Executive Producer Roma Roth, The Trews Guitarist John-Angus Macdonald, Producer Mark Montefiore, Actors Michelle Mylett & Nathan Dales, Writer Jude Klassen, CTV’s Marina Moore, Multi-talented Stef Paquette, MFM’s Mark Palumbo, McLelland Crawford & Topp’s Cameron Crawford & Danica Pagnutti of Vale.

The festivities continued later into the night with the official after-party at Fuse Nightclub in downtown Sudbury! Popular local bands  &  loudly kicked off the night for 5-time Juno nominated rock veterans, The Trews who continued to treat the audience to a signature Canadian rock experience.

Leading up to the after-party, the NOMFA Conference offered three days of innovative programming. From the Canadian Songwriter Challenge to the diverse music and film panel discussions, all of the week’s initiatives shared the goal of facilitating growth in the music, film, and television industries in Northern Ontario. Endless networking and idea sharing opportunities with individuals who share a united passion for music & film were made possible during the week through various film screenings, live music showcases & workshops.


Congratulations to the 2015 winning nominees:


Best Music Video by a Northern Ontario Artist: Matt Foy – "Outlaw" (Dir: John Alden Milne) (Sudbury)

Best Album by a Solo Artist: Kalle Mattson – "Someday the Moon Will Be Gold" (Sault Ste. Marie)

Best Album by a Duo or Group: Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect – "Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect" (Sault Ste. Marie)

Best Songwriter: Kalle Mattson – "A Love Song to the City" (Sault Ste. Marie)

Best Engineer: Rusty McCarthy for Britta Wolfert – "Moonstone" (Sault Ste. Marie)

Best Vocal Performance on a Recording: Rose-Erin Stokes – "Break" (North Bay)



Best Director: "The Underground" – Michelle Latimer (Thunder Bay)

Best Feature Film: "Cas & Dylan" – Producer: Mark Montefiore; Directed by: Jason Priestley (Filmed in Sudbury)

Best Screenwriter: "Angelique's Isle" – Screenwriter(s): Michelle Derosier (Thunder Bay)

Best Actor in a Northern Ontario Production: Richard Dreyfuss – "Cas & Dylan" (Filmed in Sudbury)

Best Short/Mid-Length Film: "The Underground" – Produced & Directed by: Michelle Latimer (Thunder Bay)

Thank you to all of the first class artists, individuals, organizations and venues who made this ultimate arts celebration for the North possible!



Government Partners


Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

Ontario Media Development Corporation

Ontario Arts Council

City of Greater Sudbury


Award Ceremony Sponsor



Music Awards & Conference Sponsor

Newcap Radio


Partner of MFM



Friends of NOMFA

Deluxe Toronto

Timmins Economic Development Corporation


Media Sponsor



Headquarter Hotel of NOMFA

Days Inn Sudbury


Beer Sponsors

 Stack Brewing

Muskoka Brewery

OutSpoken Brewing