Sudbury Showcase 2016



One Day Industry Forum Friday November 11, 2016.

This event is made possible by an Arts and Culture Grant from Greater City of Sudbury

Presented by Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op

Michelle Latimer

Michelle Latimer is a Métis/Algonquin filmmaker, actor, and curator who grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Latimer’s approach to filmmaking is fluid and attentive. Her openness to outside influences and her ability to recognize what the story demands means that she will never be boxed in to one genre. “I prefer the story to tell me how to tell it… Choke was originally supposed to be a documentary about kids in an art class in Northern Ontario.” Michelle’s experiences with the children while doing her research led her instead to make stop-motion animation about urban isolation and the search for individual identity. Through stop-motion animation, she was able to focus on the issues that faced the community, which was the real core of the story.

Dreams are the inspiration for many of her projects. “I really love when reality takes that extra step to magical realism, or dream. I believe that dream affects the now of our everyday. This goes back to the place of dream in my own heritage; it’s something that’s definitely given weight and respect.

Lea Marin

Lea is a Senior Producer at the National Film Board of Canada. Lea Marin is an award winning Toronto based producer with more than 16 years of experience in the film and television industry.

A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producer’s Lab, Lea joined the National Film Board of Canada as a producer in 2006. Her film credits include My Prairie Home which in 2014, premiered at the Sundance film festival, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, and The Portrait, directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker, Hubert Davis, which premiered on the BBC and won Golden Sheaf awards for Best Director and Best Documentary (Arts & Culture) in 2012.

Other credits include the interactive documentary, The Next Day, which premiered at IDFA in 2011, and Astra Taylor’s critically acclaimed theatrical documentary, Examined Life, which launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.

Prior to returning to the National Film Board of Canada, Lea Marin produced the CFC short dramatic film, Escape, and worked as a line producer on the Discovery Channel series Mega Builders.

THURSday NOVember 10

Best of Hot Docs-Sudbury Festival Opening Night Premiere:


7pm (Sudbury Secondary-Sheridan Auditorium)

FRIday November 11


9am-10:30am (162 Mackenzie St,)

Shooting Instincts/Emotional Subtext: In shooting, how do you best discover and follow the heart of the project. Michelle Latimer

10:45am- 12 noon (162 Mackenzie St,)

Ethics and Boundaries: Doc filmmakers get very close to their subjects, which can create questions regarding boundaries, power, and responsibility. Lea Marin & Michelle Latimer


1:00pm - 2:30 (162 Mackenzie St,)

Screening of Michelle Latimer’s ALIAS with debrief regarding ethics, boundaries, emotional subtext with the filmmaker.

2:45pm - 4pm Best Practices in Fair Use: exploring the ethics and legalities of copyright, access, and true representation as it applies to doc filmmaking. Lea Marin

5pm Industry Dinner downtown to be scheduled….

KONELINE: Our Land Beautiful by Nettie Wild

7pm (Sudbury Secondary-Sheridan Auditorium)


Derek Young

Board Chair


Beth Mairs

Managing Director