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Jan 10, 2022

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Monday, January 10, 2022 – Helen du Toit, Executive & Artistic Director, Blue Mountain Film Festival (BMFF) today announced submissions are open for this year’s inaugural Festival, taking place in Blue Mountain from June 1-5, 2022. The Festival will present 25 feature films including 2 shorts packages stemming from Canada and around the world - and is planned as both a live and virtual event. Submissions are to be made via FilmFreeway. Early submissions can be made at discounted rates until January 31, 2022. Regular deadline to submit films is January 31, 2022, with a late deadline of February 21, 2022. Additional dates and information can be found at www.bluemtnfilmfest.ca.

The launch of BMFF and the appointment of Helen du Toit as Executive & Artistic Director was announced in December 2021. Film-lovers and filmmakers are invited to connect, be inspired and escape into the mountains to enjoy the very best in international and Canadian cinema. BMFF will host the festival at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre with programming details to come.

Inspired and curated by du Toit, BMFF will program films from around the globe -- with a spotlight on Ontario productions -- and welcoming international and Canadian filmmakers to showcase their latest projects to film savvy audiences. The destination Festival also offers international and domestic film industry professionals the opportunity to come together and share ideas in an idyllic setting during its Creative Forum taking place from June 1-3, 2022.

About the Blue Mountain Village
Between the foot of the Niagara Escarpment’s scenic Blue Mountains and the rugged shores and crystal-clear waters of Georgian Bay, the picturesque Blue Mountain Village is Southern Ontario’s premier four-season destination. A cobblestoned pedestrian village framed by turn-of-the-century Ontario architecture, the Village offers a wide variety of family accommodations, award-winning festivals and events, over 50 unique shops and restaurants, Iwa Spa, and much more. For travel advisories and a complete listing of Village events, please visit www.bluemountainvillage.ca

About Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain Resort is Ontario’s largest mountain resort. Winter at the Resort boasts 43 ski and snowboard trails across 365 skiable acres, enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer a variety of activities including golfing at Monterra Golf, playing on the attractions in the Adventure Park, and hiking or biking in the 30km trail network in the Explore Park. At the base of the Mountain, guests can enjoy a stay in one of the 1,000 luxury accommodation units in the pedestrian Village. With 53,000 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space, Blue Mountain caters year-round to groups and special events. Blue Mountain is owned by Alterra Mountain Company. Visit www.bluemountain.ca for more information.