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South Georgian Bay Film Festival

South Georgian Bay is so much more than just a premier tourist destination. Yes, it possesses every kind of experience and adventure the avid traveller could hope for; from the ski hills of Blue Mountain, Mount Saint Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Valley, to the hiking and biking trails of the Niagara Escarpment, to further still the longest fresh water beach in the world located in Wasaga Beach.

More importantly, it is the heart and soul, the adoration and devotion of its residents that makes South Georgian Bay so very special. To that end, the South Georgian Bay Film Festival is committed to serving the community that embraces it. In addition to the annual film festival, the South Georgian Bay Film Festival is thrilled to announce it is committed to providing free film related workshops to South Georgian Bay youth and seniors in the very near future.

Watch for Events and Workshops Dates, Times and Updates 

The 2018 South Georgian Bay Film Festival is scheduled to take place July 7th to 14th, 2018, consisting of a week of View and Vote Events taking place at various venues throughout South Georgian Bay leading up to the Red Carpet Awards Gala on July 14, 2018, at the Wasaga CountryLife Resort, 91 Theme Park Drive, Wasaga Beach, Ontario

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

Supporter and Accommodations

Parkbridge LogoWasaga CountryLife Resort

91 Theme Park Drive, Wasaga Beach, Ontario

The South Georgian Bay Film Festival is thrilled to announce our Headliner for the 2018 Red Carpet Awards Gala on July 14th, 2018.
Drum roll please!!!!! Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you...


Sarah Smith is exactly where she needs to be.

Photo of Sarah Smith and Band Members

Sarah Smith and Band Members

Photo of Sarah Smith, by Cheryl Mazak

Sarah Smith, Photo by Cheryl Mazak

As she shares her third full-length CD, 11, with the world, the London, Ontario pop/rock singer-songwriter is reflecting on lessons learned and dreaming of a bright future.

Produced by Juno-winning engineer Kevin Doyle, 11 is Sarah at her insightful and vulnerable best. The record features 17 new songs about love, life, and seeing the good in things – even the dark things.

11 follows Sarah’s previous full-length CDs, Stronger Now (2012) and The Journey (2014). Like her previous work, the CD weaves through a variety of styles, from rock (Changing My Mind, Runaway Stay) to pop (The Dark, Girl, Undertow) and country (Lay It On The Line, Sunrise). Also like her previous work, 11 features her honest lyrics, memorable hooks, and absolutely unmistakable voice. The album introduces some new sounds to her music as well, with different songs including horn arrangements, cello and steel drum.

A seasoned road warrior whose full-time touring schedule dates back to her days in Canadian rock band The Joys, Sarah continues to feel most at home on-stage. She plays nearly 300 shows per year, primarily in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Along the way, she has shared the stage with artists including Melissa Etheridge, Sass Jordan, Emm Gryner, Craig

Cardiff, Joel Plaskett, David Wilcox, and many others. Whether it’s just her and her acoustic guitar or her full band, she is a mesmerizing performer. The 2

015 DVD Sarah Smith: Plugged and Unplugged captures Sarah and her band in peak form, both live and in the studio.

“In the end, 11 is about blessings,” she says. “Sometimes you have to take a step back and appreciate the blessings in your life. Music is one of mine, and I’m excited to share these new songs with people all over the world!”

  • 2017 – Top Professional Entertainer at The Reader’s Choice Hamilton Community News
  • 2017 – Finalist in the “Great American Song Contest” and “Canadian Songwriting Competition”
  • 2016 – Best of Festival, Adult Contemporary Music Video at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival for Into The Light
  • 2016 – Best Video and Pop/Rock Song at The Akademia Music Awards
  • 2015 – Best Adult Contemporary at The Toronto Independent Music Awards
  • 2015 – Best Rock Artist at the London Music Awards
  • 2015 – Best Rock Artist at The JRMAs
  • 2014 – Fan Favourite at The JRMAs
  • 2014 – Best Singer/Songwriter at The London Music Awards
  • 2014 – Best Rock Group at the London Music Awards
  • 2014 – Top-10 Album by The London Free Press
  • 2013 – Best Singer/Songwriter at The JRMAs
  • 2012 – Best Singer/Songwriter at The London Music Awards
  • 2012 – #1 Album by The London Free Press



The South Georgian Bay Film Festival is thrilled to announce that Sawyer Bullock will be performing at the Red Carpet Awards Gala.
Sawyer Bullock

Sawyer Bullock

Sawyer Bullock Poster

Sawyer Bullock

Sawyer Bullock is an international, award winning speaker and performer. His unique mixture of wit and trickery has garnered him international awards, glowing accolades, and even his own television show.

At 22 years old, Sawyer has performed across the globe, written for magazine, lectured at universities and high schools, and run workshops at conferences on the topics of magic, art, entrepreneurship, and philosophy.

Sawyer Bullock
International, award winning magician and speaker