Talent in Northern and Northwestern Ontario in music, video and arts is enormous

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The Sleeping GiantTHUNDER BAY – The wealth of talent in Northern and Northwestern Ontario in music, video and arts is enormous. On April 28th, Music and Film in Motion (MFM) will celebrate the ninth annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. Ten ten Northern artists will be presented with awards for excellence in music and film.

A number of Northwestern Ontario talents are nominated. This year, submissions came in from communities across the North including; Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Espanola, Naughton, Atikoken and Elliot Lake.

For each category, the nominees were selected by a panel of prominent music and film industry professionals. The winner for each category will be announced at the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 in the Great Hall at Laurentian University.

Here are the 2012 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards Nominees:

Album Of The Year by a Solo Artist
Cindy Doire – Sticks and Mud
Angele Desbois – Singularity
Sunday Wilde – What man? Oh THAT man!!!

Album Of The Year by a Duo or Group
Kalle Mattson – Anchors
Faraway Neighbours – Carry On, Man
Ox – tUCo
SOCAN Songwriter Of The Year
Kalle Mattson – Singing Knives
Angela Evans – Still Hope
Cindy Doire – Don’t Let The Bastards Bring You Down

Vocal Performance Of The Year
Faye Blais – The Ways That I Love You
Cindy Doire – Too Long
Jean-Paul De Roover – Fix

Engineer Of The Year
Faraway Neighbours (for Carry On, Man by Faraway Neighbours)
Cody Allen (for All Is Not Lost by Cody Allen)
Chris Dorota (for Pitch Pipes by Jean-Paul De Roover)

Film Of The Year
Heather K. Dahlstrom – Dave vs. Death
John Alden Milne – The Standoff
Joseph Mansourian – Every Emotion Costs

Director Of The Year
David Lickley and Rob Gagne – Wildfires! A 4D Firefighting Adventure
John Alden Milne – The Standoff
Darlene Naponse – Every Emotion Costs

Film Editor Of The Year
James Lahti – Wildfires! A 4D Firefighting Adventure
Piotr Skowronski and Curtis Jensen – Jean-Paul De Roover’s “You”
John Alden Milne – The Standoff

Cinematographer Of The Year
Dave Clement – Return To Manomin
Damien Gilbert – Wax Philosophic’s “Devil In A Red Dress”
Ben Bruhmuller – Angel Of Death 1883

Screenwriter Of The Year
Lee Chambers – Hugh Jackman Saves The World
Darlene Naponse – Every Emotion Costs
Brad Stephenson – After The Fire

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