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Film Festival to showcase award winning movies

The festival will also showcase five films made in northern Ontario
North Bay Film Festival

The North Bay Film Festival has announced the full schedule for its 2023 Festival, taking place November 17-19 at the historic downtown Capitol Centre.

"The 2023 edition of the festival promises an impressive showcase of critically acclaimed, award-winning films, including nine feature films and nine juried Canadian shorts," says a news release.

It includes “Anatomy of a Fall,” winner of the prestigious 2023 Palme D'Or prize at the Festival de Cannes; “Past Lives,” winner of the 2023 Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival; and “Riceboy Sleeps,” winner of the Best Canadian Film Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

This year’s festival is set to open with a double feature of "Blue Jean" and "My Animal,” two powerful films highlighting queer narratives and perspectives, exploring themes of identity, resilience, and love.

The festival will also showcase five films made in Northern Ontario, including the WWII survival narrative “The Boy in the Woods;” “Blooms,” a documentary exploring the history of Cobalt; and the short film “Jerry Rigged,” directed by Derek Dino Diorio (Hard Rock Medical), starring Glenn Gould (Tulsa Kings, Outlander), and Eric Peterson (Corner Gas, Street Legal).

“The Boy in the Woods” director Rebecca Snow will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening on Sunday afternoon.

Additionally, audiences will be treated to the heart-pounding documentary “Aitamaako’tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun,” chronicling the inspiring journey of a young Siksika woman preparing for one of the world's most daring horse races.

Festival Passes (North Bay Film Members): $45

Festival Passes (General Admission): $65 

Individual Tickets: Free for Students, $10 Members, $12 Non-Members

Tickets are available now through the Capitol Centre Box Office. To see the complete schedule of events and more information, visit