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Promoting Cinéfest: Northern Ontario's Largest Film Festival

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Promoting Cinéfest: Northern Ontario's Largest Film Festival

McGuinty Government Supporting Northern Economy And Tourism

Improving marketing activities and services will help Northern Ontario's largest annual film festival - Cinéfest, attract more visitors and create two full-time and two part time jobs.

With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Cinéfest: The Sudbury Film Festival Inc will:

  • Renovate the festival's new office space
  • Upgrade equipment, such as digital projectors and playback equipment
  • Redevelop the Cinéfest website
  • Produce new marketing materials and support new promotional activities
  • Develop a northern film library
  • Increase the participation of film industry insiders.

This project is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $227,910 in this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
  • Cinéfest is held every September and attracts more than 20,000 people. In recent years, the festival has grown significantly. It has expanded from 6.5 days to nine days and added 25 per cent more film screenings.

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“Cinéfest is an economic boon to the city during its annual nine-day run. Hotels and restaurants are teeming with visitors from all over the North and beyond. I am pleased that we could support the festival's ongoing efforts to grow Cinéfest and ensure the continued success of this important film festival.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP for Sudbury

“Our government is committed to growing the economy in Northern Ontario, including our important tourism sector. This investment will further strengthen Cinéfest's standing as one of the North's premiere tourist attractions.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the NOHFC

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