Event Info

South Georgian Bay Film Festival

In 2016 the Town of Wasaga Beach designated the month of April as Film Festival month. Home to the world’s longest freshwater beach and set in the beauty of Southern Georgian Bay, throughout the month of April the South Georgian Bay Film Festival hosts screenings weekly of all qualifying entries leading up to our Red Carpet Gala Event at the end of April.

With steady growth over the past 5 years and now becoming the South Georgian Bay Film Festival, the Festival has more than tripled its entries, including film submissions from local, national and International film makers and storytellers.

Watch for Events and Workshops Dates, Times and Updates

 

At this time we would like to thank Liberty Silver, Emma Wright, Good Morning Apocalypse and Collingwood Circus Club (Martina Speirs) for their contribution in making the 2017 South Georgian Bay Film Festival a great event.

 

For more information, please contact us at info@sgbfilmfest.com

Online Tickets Sale are now Closed for the
South Georgian Bay Film Festival Red Carpet Gala

Featured Artist Liberty Silver

Liberty Silver is a multiple "Juno" and "Grammy" (collaboration) award-winning recording artist, who has a 6.5 octave vocal range. She was originally discovered on the US based TV show "Star Search" hosted by "Ed McMahon."

Liberty Silver is the first black woman to receive a Juno Award. Her "Grammy" award (collaboration) was in association with her performance on the single "Tears Are Not Enough", that raised funds for relief of the famine in Ethiopia. Collaborating alongside some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in the group called "Northern Lights", which included Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Joni Mitchell, Burton Cummings, Bryan Adams, Neil Young and others.

Liberty Silver has performed for/shared the stage with prominent and influential figures, that include; US President Barack Obama, Bob Marley (Madison Square Garden), Maya Angelou, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Celine Dion, The Temptations, Oscar Peterson, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight and former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Liberty Silver has recorded original songs and performed on studio recordings that have sold millions of units worldwide, including multi-platinum dance tracks. Her recordings include songs in multiple genres ranging from; R&B, Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Soul, Rock, Country and Gospel. Liberty Silver has performed thousands of shows, including some of the most celebrated events such as; Antigua Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Jamaican Air Canada Jazz Festival, Niagara Jazz Festival, TRIUS Jazz Festival, Oakville Jazz Festival, Waterloo International Jazz Festival, Barbados Jazz Festival, The Beaches Jazz Festival, Orangeville Jazz Festival, Richmond Hill Jazz Festival, Hillebrand Jazz Festival, to name a few. She also performed at the Grand Opening of the Skydome (Rogers Centre - Toronto, Canada) with Oscar Peterson and David Clayton Thomas. Liberty Silver co-hosted the televised World Basketball Championship ceremony with TV Star Alan Thicke and co-wrote the theme song for the event. She also hosted her own TV series called Centre Stage Chronicles and co-wrote and performed the official theme songs for the 1996 Atlanta, Georgia and 2004 Athens, Greece Olympic Games.

Event MC Randolph J. Johnston

Randolph J. Johnston

R.J. Johnston Randy is a professional writer, performer, director, certified auctioneer and radio personality who may be the most broadcast person on earth, hosting 40+ hours of live radio weekly on FM 98.5 CKWR out of Kitchener, Ontario. Mr. Johnston has also produced and appeared in countless stage shows for children and adults alike - both as a soloist and through his group, “The Rando Bando.” He is a popular host with a number of local charities and, when asked to take part in the 2017 South Georgian Bay Film Festival, Randy was delighted! A lifelong movie buff, he can be seen in some of the late 20th century’s most high profile films. Favourite appearances include: “Silent and slightly blurry bar patron” in “54” — with Mike Myers (1998), “Smoking ringside reporter” in “The Hurricane” — with Denzel Washington (1999) and “Unseen limo driver” in “X-Men” — with Hugh Jackman (2000).

Emma Wright

Emma Wright

Emma is an up and coming artist who resides in Meaford a small rural town 2 hours north of Toronto. She has been singing since she was 4 years old and has a passion and love for music.  

She has competed at talent competitions across Ontario including The Western Fair, The CNE Rising Star, Collingwood Idol, Mitchells Bay Country Singing Competition and loves to support charities with her music. She has sung anthems at several OHL hockey games as well as Canada Day Celebrations and has been invited to sing at many gala’s, shows and events.

As quoted by meafordlivemusic.com "When you hear someone very young sing well, it is impressive.  But when you hear someone interpret a song in a way that moves you, it doesn’t matter how old the performer is.  That’s what happens when Emma Wright sings.  She often sings at local events in her home town of Meaford and when she does, people within earshot stop and ask, “Who is that voice?”.  Now 13, she has been an impressive vocalist for several years already."

Good Morning Apocalypse

Good Morning Apocalypse
Hailing from Simcoe County, Good Morning Apocalypse is comprised of a group of middle agers putting their day jobs on hold and shipping the kids off to the grandparents. They offer a unique perspective of the world as they see it. A typical GMA show consists of slice of life, parodies and sheer ridiculousness.

Good Morning Apocalypse met while doing a production entitled Mr. Everything (written by troupe member Brendan Main) for the Huronia Players in 2015. They bonded over their love of making people laugh and performing and GMA was born. Since their stage debut in Spring 2016 they’ve gone on to perform for packed shows, private events and anyone that will listen to them. The team consists of Award winning and nominated Film makers, actors and writers.
Good Morning Apocalypse is Deanna Palazzo, James Dalzell, Bryan Piitz, Brendan Main, Todd McFarlane, Karen McFarlane, Betony Main, Colleen Waltenbury and Nate Lacroix.

 

Martina Speirs

Collingwood Circus Club
Martina has been a coach at Collingwood Circus Club since 2015. In addition to having many years of coaching experience, Martina has also completed the level 1 coaching foundations course. She has a strong background in belly dance and hula hoop dance. Martina also specializes in other ground circus acts, including poi and contact juggling.