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Bay Street Film Festival a not-for-profit, annual media arts festival in Thunder Bay, Ontario, that presents Canadian and International films, videos and film installations of all genres and lengths. A focus of the festival is to showcase the latest films of emerging and established professional independent filmmakers working in Northwestern Ontario and circumpolar regions of the North.

Submissions for the 13th Annual Bay Street Film Festival are now OPEN.

We are accepting submissions through a new service called FilmFreeway for our 2017 festival submissions. We encourage you to submit through FilmFreeway, where you can upload your screener directly for HD viewing.

You can mail your submission with all required materials by standard post or by a courier service that doesn’t require a signature. A courier service that requires a signature upon delivery is not advised as it can cause further delays.

Please send to:
Bay Street Film Festival
Trinity Hall, 310 Park Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6C8, Canada

Contact us at with any issues or questions.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  Earlybird Deadline

Student/ FilmFreeway Fee $15.00

Friday, April 28, 2017  Regular Deadline

Student/ FilmFreeway Fee $20.00

Friday, May 19, 2017  Late Deadline

Student/ FilmFreeway Fee $25.00

Wednesday, May 31, 2017  Extended Deadline

Student/ Film Freeway Fee $30.00



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