The South Georgian Bay Film Festival's (SGBFF) mission is to give regional, national and international filmmakers a platform to express their ideas and visions, as well as provide a venue to showcase the products of their creativity inclusive of the visual and dramatic arts, music industry and cultural background.
Through the art of film, SGBFF encourages understanding, respect, and fairness of all individuals, including their race, colour, creed, ethnicity, culture, place of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical health status, disability, and socio-economic class.
SGBFF's mandate is to support international, national and regional filmmakers, producers, directors, script writers, actors, animators and their support teams, by providing a medium through which they can showcase their projects, as well as provide film industry related workshops to the residents of the South Georgian Bay area.
The Board of Directors
Kathy Wadham – Secretary, Director
Kathy has been a part of local Film Festivals since 2012, a committee member since 2014 and is currently Co-Chair of the Festival.
Kathy is the Co-Founder of Music Heals The Soul a unique charity that supports primarily The Canadian Diabetes Association as well as Wounded Warriors Canada. Kathy has been a volunteer for numerous events within our community for the past six years, as well as for other organizations.
Kathy proudly had a 12 year career as a competitive Gymnast which brought great accomplishments, travel and a lifetime of friendships. Kathy was coached by Russian Alex Bard a World and Olympic coach for Canada. Unfortunately her gymnastic career came to an end at the age of 18 due to injury.
Kathy was born and raised in the Toronto area and moved full time to Wasaga Beach in 2010.
Ronald Domerchie – Vice President, Director
Ronald one of four members of the Film Festival.
A Graphic Designer, Founder of Sketch Graphics (2012) and Graduate of the Graphic Design program at Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology (1985) and has worked as an in-house graphic designer for Toronto and Region Conservation for over 20 years.
In 2007, I lost my wife, Elena, to cancer and after the down turn of the economy in 2008, 2009 I found myself restarting my life and became a permanent resident of Wasaga Beach in 2012. I joined the Film Festival Committee in 2013 and then stepped down from the Film Festival in 2015 when it was going in a direction that I didn’t agree with, only to be asked to come back in 2016.
The Film Festival is important to the community, for everyone has a story to tell and every community needs its Arts and Culture to be alive.
Aimee Lococo-Sarabura – Treasurer, Director
Aimee is thrilled to be a part of the film festival.
After spending several years working as an actor, dancer, choreographer and session director in the Canadian film, television and theatre industries, Aimee relocated to the Wasaga Beach area to pursue a career in accounting and start a family. Aimee has since earned her CPA and CGA designations, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Commerce. She has also been blessed with two amazing, challenging whirlwinds who sometimes pass for little girls and an unfailingly supportive and loving husband.
Currently, Aimee is the Controller for Reflective Solutions Audio Visual Ltd.. She also continues to teach dance, drama and musical theatre locally, and choreograph and direct for musical theatre productions in the GTA.