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
  • 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
  • Great festival that really focuses on networking/workshops. Very well organized. Both years of the festival have occurred during the pandemic, yet the organizers still offered a great program. A++

    December 2021
  • I had a blast and thanks to all those in charge for throwing such a wonderful fest! Good people, good times, and new festival lives for some amazing work!

    January 2021
  • Patrick Gignac

    This was a fantastic experience that holds great value, motivates filmmakers to continue creating more projects and a great way to network/create new friendships. I am grateful and honoured that my short film was an official selection in the first year running and I highly recommend anyone to submit your film, attend the festival and explore the city of Sault Ste. Marie. Thank you Sault Film Festival, this whole experience was really unique.

    December 2020