We are a not-for-profit Media Arts Festival.
Vox Popular Media Arts (previously Bay Street Film Festival) has operated for 17 years in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
We have screened over 778 independent films and hosted 175 visiting filmmakers from Canada and around the world. The festival and year round events also include performing artists, concerts, multidisciplinary installations, masterclasses, and workshops.
The annual festival and year-round programming connects professional independent filmmakers and artists with audiences of all ages and interests by showing films, facilitating creative and professional development and multidisciplinary arts performance in accessible, inclusive, friendly environments.
Donations made to Vox Popular will go towards mandatory operating expenses and giving back to our community and the artists!
Our 2022 multi-arts festival will have filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists to connect to even larger audiences as we continue to grow the scope of our event. Since our festival began in 2005 as the Bay Street Film Festival, we have paid out over $185,000 in artist fees. This has been possible thanks to sponsors and the support from our community!