Creative Forum

Creative Forum

Creative Forum

See where blue-sky thinking can take you!


June 1st to mid-day June 4th


Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre

The Blue Mountains, Ontario


Set in a stunning location, the inaugural Creative Forum of the Blue Mountain Film Festival 2022 takes attendees on a wild three-day ride exploring essential techniques in creative producing, sound design, creating haunting imagery, putting a new spin on genre films, eco-activism, and what it takes for an actor to stand out as a director.  All six forum sessions are focused on industry-leading speakers and designed to maximize your creative potential across genres and platforms.  There’s networking too.  Through various fun activities, BMFF’s Creative Forum provides multiple opportunities for filmmakers to build lasting relationships with senior industry figures, collaborators, and decision-makers.

Your Creative Forum Pass Includes:

Early Bird


$300 + tax (value over $700)

General Admission

April 5 – sellout

$400 + tax (value over $700)


Sneak peek

   Six Main Stage Film Talks

Creative Forum Sessions are 75 minutes long and include Q&A’s with industry leaders.

1The Art of Sound

Featuring master sound designer Jane Tattersall (Halo, Vikings:Valhalla) and Executive Producer Sheila Hockin (The Handmaid’s Tale, Halo).  Jane will reveal how she creates post-production magic through sound while Sheila will discuss the essential art of collaboration and the role she plays in weaving all the elements of a film-including amazing sound design-into award-winning productions.

2 Female Genre Mash Up

In conversation with writer-directors Danis Goulet (Night Raiders, Barefoot) and Nyla Innuksuk (Slash/Back, Kajutaijuq). These ground-breaking filmmakers will share their experience of encroaching on established mainstream cinematic storytelling.  


3 Creative Producing in a Destabilized Industry

Prolific producer Dan Bekerman (The Witch, Falling) will lead. Along with top creative producers Allison Black (Giant Little Ones, Mean Dreams), Shant Joshi (Porcupine Lake, Last Car), Karen Harnisch (Sleeping Giant, The Oxbow Cure), and Jennifer Podemski (Moccasin Flats, Empire of Dirt), this in-depth session will explore the challenges and rewards of a producer’s fight for their artistic vision while working within the system.

4 Film & Eco-Activism

The Creative Forum will conclude with a screening of Into the Weeds and extended Q&A featuring director Jennifer Baichwal and special guests TBA. This documentary explores the story of a groundskeeper who took on a multi-national agrochemical corporation after his terminal cancer diagnosis. Director Jennifer Baichwal (Anthropocene: The Human EpochManufactured Landscapes) will be joined by a special guest to discuss the challenging terrain of eco-activism.

Two final creative forum sessions will be announced.  


Wednesday, June 1

7pm Opening Night Film & Launch Party in the Village. Arrive early and enjoy daytime film screenings and mountain attractions (included in your Forum Pass)

Thursday, June 2

Full day of Forum sessions, breakfast, activities, optional location tour of the area and cocktails, film screenings

Friday, June 3

Full day of Forum sessions, breakfast, lunch, activities, film screenings, Filmmakers On Top Industry Party

Saturday – Sunday

Saturday screening of Into the Weeds with extended Q&A on eco-Activism with Jennifer Bachwal and Special Guest. Option to stay and enjoy the remainder of the festival (Discount code for Forum attendees)


in the Village

Stay within steps of the Creative Forum and festival activities at Blue Mountain Resort with special rates from $169/night  exclusively for Forum attendees. Book early, space is limited. Once you purchase your Creative Forum Pass you’ll receive a link and code to book your accommodation.

Staycation tax credit



Claim 20% of Eligible Ontario Accommodation Expenses: Up To $1000 Per Individual, $2000 Per Family

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