Confederation College’s Conflix Film Festival to Light Up the Silver Screen


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(THUNDER BAY, ON – April 9, 2024) – Confederation College is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Conflix Film Festival, showcasing the talents of its Film Production program's 2nd-year students. The festival is set to illuminate the college’s state-of-the-art Dibaajimogamig Lecture Theatre with a dazzling array of student films, screened publicly on Friday, April 12, and Sunday, April 14.

On Friday evening, festival-goers will have the exclusive opportunity to witness the talent and creativity of tomorrow’s filmmakers in a cinema setting. The excitement continues Sunday, in a full-fledged festival atmosphere from noon until 11 p.m., offering a comprehensive experience of the students' cinematic journeys.

Eric Weller, Film Production Coordinator at Confederation College, shares his enthusiasm for the event. “Our students pour their hearts and souls into their films, and it shows. This festival is more than just a display of their filmmaking skills; it’s a celebration of their passion, creativity, and the incredible hard work that goes into storytelling through film. We’re all excited to finally bring these stories to life on the big screen and share them with Thunder Bay.”

This year's festival is not only a testament to the students’ dedication but also serves as a beacon for aspiring filmmakers considering where to hone their craft. Confederation College’s Film Production two-year diploma program is renowned for its curriculum, covering every aspect of film production from script to screen. Graduates from the program have left their mark on the industry, contributing to blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed series, such as the Avengers films (Trent Opaloch, Cinematographer), Ant-Man (Walter Gasparovich, Assistant Director), Dune (Goro Koyama, Foley Artist), Star Trek Discovery (Mikael Russ), and music videos for artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, DJ Khaled, Drake, Harry Styles and Lady Gaga (David Hussey, Colorist).

In anticipation of the festival, a one-minute teaser can be found at - a sneak peek into the talent and creativity that will grace the screens.

The college encourages prospective students, film enthusiasts, and the local community to join in celebrating the visions and voices of our emerging filmmakers. With limited seating available, attendees are advised to arrive early to secure a spot at this showcase of cinematic excellence.

For more information on the Confederation College Film Production program, please visit


Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing Distance Education division.    

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 7,000 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full- and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $707.3 million annually.