2016 Durham Region Film Festival

Sept. 16 - 18, 2016


Docville Movie Set Docville Movie Set
816 North Street/Regional Rd. 17, Newcastle, ON

The owner Steve 'Doc' Holliday, has been involved with the film, television and recording industries for over 40 years, now. He bought a small country farm over two decades ago to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and ended up transforming it into an amazing location for making films, TV series and, his greatest passion, music.

Docville's eight acres of production-ready property has fields, buildings, paddocks, props with fully usable and dressable interiors including a general store, jail and saloon. Doc's vision for the property is simple–to give the world a reason to keep investing in the Canadian film and television industry to produce outstanding entertainment.

Photo Credit: Christopher Lane

Regent Theatre Regent Theatre
50 King Street E, Oshawa, ON

Designed by famous Canadian J. McNee Jeffrey and built in 1919, the Regent Theatre features beautiful, classically styled architecture, and is a historical landmark in downtown Oshawa. The building is currently owned by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and is used as a lecture hall and for a wide variety of community events including Classic Movie Nights which take place on the first Thursday of every month.

Photo Credit: Regent Theatre

St. Francis Centre St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts & Culture
78 Church St. S., Ajax, ON

Originally constructed in 1871, the former St. Francis de Sales Church was acquired by the Town of Ajax in order to protect and restore this key cultural and historic landmark in Pickering Village. With funding from Federal, Provincial and Municipal Infrastructure dollars, the Town launched a very exciting heritage conservation/cultural development project and transformed the facility into the St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts & Culture, a multi-use community cultural and performance venue; the first of its kind in west Durham. Combining heritage architecture with modern design, the St. Francis Centre features a stage, retractable tiered theatre seating, reception/meeting space, bar, catering kitchen, theatrical light, sound and audio-visual capabilities, and is able to accommodate a variety of private and community-based programming including a myriad of arts and cultural programming such as theatre, film screenings, concerts, corporate and social receptions, lectures and workshop space.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG)
72 Queen St, Oshawa, ON

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is a vibrant, engaging public art gallery located in Oshawa's civic centre between City Hall and the McLaughlin Public Library. The largest gallery in Durham Region, the RMG occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson. Featuring a Permanent Collection of over 4,000 works, and four galleries of diverse and changing exhibitions, the RMG holds a significant collection of Modern and Contemporary Canadian art, and the largest collection of works by Painters Eleven in Canada. Creative education programs, an eclectic gallery shop, fun monthly events, inspiring event spaces, an art archive and library, and two art studios are found at the RMG.

Photo Credit: Brilynn Ferguson