During a ceremony in Sudbury, Music and Film in Motion unveiled award recipients in 13 different award categories that acknowledged achievements in both music and film.

“With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, and everywhere in between,” organizers said in a release.

Letterkenny, the Sudbury-shot hit Canadian comedy, took home honours for outstanding TV series.

A sitcom, Jared Keeso developed Letterkenny. Keeso and Jacob Tierney do most of the writing, with Tierney acting as director. The show stars Keeso and Nathan Dales as Wayne and Daryl, two friends living in the small town of Letterkenny, a small community loosely based on Keeso’s own hometown of Listowel, Ont.

Letterkenny has become a hit on Canadian TV and is now being shown in the U.S. and is heading into its sixth season.

The New Romantic, the outstanding feature film, was shot in Sudbury and is a comedy written and directed by Carly Stone and starring Jessica Barden as Blake, a journalism graduate who becomes a sugar baby.

Darlene Naponse took home three awards — one for having a creative impact on Northern Ontario and two for the film Falls Around Her, for screenwriting and directing.

The film stars Tantoo Cardinal as Mary Birchbark, an internationally famous First Nations musician who returns to her home community to recharge and reevaluate her life, only to find that her fame is not so easily left behind.

Naponse is an Anishinaabe filmmaker and writer from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, also known as Whitefish Lake First Nation, 20 km southwest of Sudbury.

Flowers of Atacama was recorded by Pharos of Alexandria, led by Oli Palkovits, at Cosmic Dave’s in Sudbury. Palkovits is a Sudburian now living in Montreal.

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