Holiday Closure

N2M2L will be closed beginning December 22 and will reopen December 5.

Our 2015 office hours will be as follows: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm

We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season. See you in the New Year!

Workshop: Grant Writing for Artists

Learn about available grants, eligibility and how to work within the guidelines to increase your chances of successfully funding your artistic project. Get tips and techniques from experienced grant writing professionals on how to successfully convey your project ideas.

February 3 & 6
6:00-9:00pm @ the N2M2L offices
$25 ($20 for members)

To register online CLICK HERE

Trick or Treaty screening with Alanis Obomsawin


Join legendary Canadian documentarian, Alanis Obomsawin, as she uncovers the tangled history of Treaty No. 9 in a screening of her newest
documentary, Trick or Treaty?, Wednesday, December 3, at the Capitol Centre in North Bay.

The pre-screening reception begins at 6 p.m. The film will screen at 7 p.m., followed by a Question and Answer session with Obomsawin. This event is free of charge and open to everyone.

An official selection for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Trick or Treaty? takes an illuminating look at the controversial document, Treaty No. 9, the 1905 agreement between the British Crown and Canadian government
and Cree and Ojibway communities of Ontario and Manitoba that supposedly relinquished sovereignty over their traditional lands. The movie follows the journey of Indigenous people in their quest for justice as they seek to establish a dialogue with the Canadian government.

The late Grand Chief Stan Louttit, who received an Honorary Degree from Nipissing, and Professor Emeritus Dr. John Long both feature in the film. Long is the author of a seminal text on the topic, the award-winning Treaty No. 9: Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905. He argues that the Indigenous peoples of this vast region never surrendered their territories or their rights.

Trick or Treaty? also features scenes shot on location at Nipissing University.

A member of the Abenaki First Nation, Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most eminent documentary filmmakers. For over 40 years, her work has helped give a voice to Indigenous people in Canada. She has directed 40 documentaries with the National Film Board of Canada. Her work—in particular her feature documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 Mohawk uprising at Kanehsatake and Oka—has garnered numerous international awards. In 2013, her film Hi-Ho Mistahey! had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

This screening of Trick or Treaty? is presented by the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University in partnership with Near North Mobile Media Lab and North Bay Film.

N2M2L AGM + Christmas Social

All are welcome to the Near North Mobile Media Lab’s Annual General Meeting followed by a Christmas Social at the Media Lab offices at 124 Main Street E, Studio C on December 10th beginning at 7:00pm.

We will hold our meeting to present the 2013 budget, elect new board members and updates on what to expect in the coming year. We will follow up with some festive refreshments to officially show off our new space!

See you then!


Doc North Festival Office Hours and Closure

The Near North Mobile Media Lab office hours will be disrupted for the week of November 10-14th in preparation for Doc North Film Festival. Please contact us by phone or email for scheduling rentals, editing time or any other in person inquiry. Our contact can be found here.

For the week of November 17-21, N2M2L’s office will be closed. We will reopen for the Downtown Gallery Hop on the evening of Friday, November 21st with a showcase of local documentary filmmakers screening at Doc North 2014. Any rentals should be scheduled before hand, and every effort will be made to accommodate members who put in requests early.

Thanks for your cooperation, and see you this weekend at Doc North!