Third annual Slaight Music Video program announces lineup

The lineup was announced at an event on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Left to right: Jillian Fathers, Production Coordinator, Tourism Kingston; Joanne Loton, Locations and Business Development Manager, Tourism Kingston; Moira Demorest, Music Commissioner, Tourism Kingston; Marc Garniss, Festival Director, Kingston Canadian Film Festival. Photo by Viara Mileva.

The lineup for the third Annual Slaight Music Video Program was announced last night at an event at the Broom Factory. Tourism Kingston, in partnership with the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) and the Slaight Family Foundation, made the announcement and noted that the selected music videos will make their world premiere at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival in March 2024.

The Slaight Music Video Program is a unique initiative that promotes collaboration between local film and media production companies and emerging musicians, enriching Kingston’s creative ecosystem, according to a release from Tourism Kingston. Not only does this program provide an exceptional platform for musicians to showcase their talents, but it also offers an opportunity for filmmakers to bring their creative visions to life. 

According to the release, this program bridges the vibrant worlds of film and music, fostering local talent and producing stunning music videos for Kingston’s emerging musicians.

“We’re thrilled to see the Slaight Music Video Program return for a third year,” said Moira Demorest, Music Commissioner for Tourism Kingston. “The goal of this initiative is to provide meaningful opportunities for the local industry to help further establish Kingston’s film and media sector and collaborate with our rich local music scene. It also supports two priority areas identified in the City’s Creative Industry Strategy: film and music.” 

The Slaight Music Video Program launch event took place at the Broom Factory on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Photo by Viara Mileva.

Tourism Kingston stated that participants in this year’s program, both production companies and musicians, will receive compensation and support for their involvement, ensuring that Kingston’s creative community continues to thrive. 

This year’s program pairings are:

  1. AKAFLK Productions (joshlyon.ca/akaflk) featuring The Gertrudes (thegertrudes.com)  
  2. bnice films (www.bnice.ca) featuring Julia Finnegan (juliafinneganmusic.com
  3. Fovea Productions (https://ryanarandall.com/about) featuring Les Chouettes (kristamuir.com/les-chouettes)
  4. Happy Kid Productions (happykidproductions.com) featuring Evan Jackson (facebook.com/evanjacksonmusic)  
  5. James Media (jamesmedia.co) featuring Forty Seven Teeth (fortyseventeeth.bandcamp.com/album/apologies
  6. Jamstone Productions (jamstoneproductions.com) featuring The Wilderness (thewildernessband.com
  7. JL Creative Agency (jlcreative.agency) featuring Matt Pridgyn (soundcloud.com/pridgyn
  8. Little Friday (littlefriday.ca) featuring Danielle Hope Edwards (facebook.com/daniellehopemusic)  
  9. Outpost12 Studios (outpost12studios.ca) featuring Luella (uellamusic.ca)  
  10. Yeah No For Sure Productions (adrienbenson.com) featuring Nice On (niceontheband.com

“The Slaight Music Video Program is a testament to Kingston’s vibrant arts and culture scene, fostering creativity and collaboration within the community,” Tourism Kingston stated. “We look forward to seeing these partnerships flourish and the exceptional music videos that will result from this exciting initiative.”

For more information and to stay updated on the latest developments, please visit the film & media section of visitkingston.ca or the KCFF Website.

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