Welcome to the second annual Sault Film Festival held in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada!
Why the Sault? We aim to create a community of independent filmmakers from Northern Ontario, creating an environment where we can celebrate independent film!
We will be holding screenings, networking and workshop events. The festival was created by Sault locals to support the local film industry in the Sault and in Northern Ontario. Festival is open to filmmakers from Northern Ontario exclusively.

Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Music Video, Best Documentary, Best Web Series, Audience Choice Award

Film must be filmed in Northern Ontario (Parry Sound to Thunder Bay) or one of the key filmmakers must be from Northern Ontario.
You must have the rights and ownership of the film you submit.
All fees are non-refundable.
Student filmmakers are encouraged to apply but must live in Northern Ontario. All genres and formats are considered.

Overall Rating
  • Connor Kujawinski

    Very honored to have my film chosen as the Best Student Film of the 2022 fest! Unfortunately I was not able to join this year, but the virtual communication and hospitality from the festival, whether it be through e-mail or on Instagram is some of the best I've experienced from any festival! Would love to submit again next year as well as actually attend! Eager to see this festival grow!

    December 2022
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    December 2022
  • Frank DeMarco

    This was my first experience at a film festival and it was amazing. The workshops were extremely informative. I was able to meet some fantastic people and learned lots of tips moving forward!
    Congrats to a terrific weekend, very for next year!

    December 2022
  • Mark Brombacher

    Amazing festival in it's third year. I've had two films participate so far and hope to submit for the third year in a row. Great talent participating and amazing networking opportunity for film makers.

    March 2022
  • Alexandra Graves

    Fantastic festival - loved being part of it this year. Highly recommend!!

    December 2021