Penny McCann makes her top picks from the MMFF 2016 selection. Screening December 2–4 at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly).
The program includes 11 screenings of international feature-length films, Ottawa premieres, and world premieres by Canadian artists. An awards ceremony closes the festival on Sunday evening, December 4.
As is true of most artists, Mathieu had been drawing his whole life. At seven years old he had already had his first drawing published. When Mathieu graduated from high school, he enrolled in a 2D animation program, after which he began drawing for the Ren & Stimpy Show. In 2003, he left Ren & […]
Some say Ottawa’s two seasons are winter and construction, but “some” forgot an important third: festival season. Side effects include wristband tan, illusions of a seven-day weekend, performers’ obligatory Justin Trudeau jokes, and wishing festival season was over the moment a woo girl spills her beer all over you. But hey, entertainment exhaustion is a […]
Post by Laura Li. Li is a West Carleton High School student and member of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library Teen Advisory Group. She has also blogged on the Ottawa Public Library website as Teen blogger in Residence. While the rest of Ottawa settled in for a regular Thursday evening, young directors […]
Post by Katja Melzer, SAW Video Programmer. This evening, Lorna Mills’ groundbreaking Ways of Something (2014-2015) will screen at SAW Video. A contemporary remake of the iconic BBC television series Ways of Seeing (1972) by John Berger, the Toronto based media artist invited more than 100 Canadian and international artists from different generations to collaborate […]
Hey kids! May has arrived in all its glory. The perfect opportunity to open up some windows, let the fresh air in and tune in to find out what’s going on in Ottawa (and with a mere few months of good weather you’d better believe it’s a lot!) This week Live contributor Ania Szneps sat […]
Today we bring you the third episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen. Her interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial […]
When planning a revamp of some of Ottawa’s most iconic arts and culture venues — namely through the Arts Court Redevelopment — who better to turn to for help and creative input than a gallery that’s been around for 42 years? SAW Video has launched Cultural Engineering, a project that is being produced in partnership […]