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Japanese Film Festival: Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days (Pekorosu no haha ni ai ni iku)

The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and The Japan Foundation, is proud to present the 35th annual Festival Japan, celebrating the richness and diversity of contemporary Japanese Cinema. Admission is free! No reservation required, but please arrive early to guarantee a seat. Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days (Pekorosu no haha ni ai […]

Japanese Film Festival: Being Good (Kimi wa iiko)

The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and The Japan Foundation, is proud to present the 35th annual Festival Japan, celebrating the richness and diversity of contemporary Japanese Cinema. Admission is free! No reservation required, but please arrive early to guarantee a seat. Kimi wa iiko (Being Good)  dir. Mipo O Japan, 2015, […]

Taiwan Film Nights: Go Grandriders

Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, in collaboration with Canadian Film Institute, this year’s Taiwan Film Nights showcases two very special recent films from the internationally acclaimed cinema of Taiwan. Admission for this event is FREE! Please arrive early to guarantee a seat. Film 2: Go Grandriders Directed by Tien-hao Hua […]

Taiwan Film Nights: Lokah Laqi (Hang in There Kids!)

Three energetic, optimistic boys grow up in a secluded indigenous tribe in a Taiwanese village while also dealing with family issues. One day they discover a musical audition tape belonging to their handicapped teacher (who helps them with afterschool classes) and decide to bring it to the capital, Taipei. What changes will such a journey […]

Future of Ottawa: Painting our city’s portrait

This is part five in our week-long series The Future of Ottawa (arts and culture edition).  In this comprehensive post, Jason St-Laurent, the curator at Galerie SAW Gallery, writes about the present state and future direction of  the visual arts community in Ottawa-Gatineau.  Twitter users: use hashtag #futott if you want to discuss this series on Twitter. In the past year, […]

The Good Son: A Finnish premiere in Ottawa

Director Zaida Bergroth’s second feature is a must-see. Cinematographically stunning, this is a complex drama about family life, focusing on a mutually destructive relationship between a mother and her oldest son. Leila is an actress that compulsively seeks attention, positive or negative. Always entertaining, she is surrounded by scandal. Accompanied by her two sons, she […]

The Excursionist at the Bright Nights Film Festival

The Canadian Film Institute brings international contemporary cinema to town in partnership with Winterlude and the Baltic and Nordic countries. This year marks the 5th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival. Eight countries will be showcasing their best features from Friday, February 6 to Saturday, February 14 at Carleton University’s River Building. One movie per night will play […]

Aurora Borealis screens best short films from around the country

Jean McLernon is the Executive Assistant / Event Planner for the Ottawa International Film Festival. Tomorrow night is a very special screening for the Ottawa International Film Festival and the City of Ottawa. The city holds many events throughout the summer, and one of its last special events for the season is a film screening. […]

Q&A with Montreal Filmmaker Theodore Ushev

Montréal filmmaker Theodore Ushev’s animation is a sight to behold. Drawing on influences from his background in graphic design and from growing up in Soviet-era Bulgaria, his work combines the psychological finesse of Eisenstein’s montage theory with a modern technical approach. Describing the attraction of his work, Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Executive Director Tom McSorley […]

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