This week in the Future of Ottawa, we are shining a light on film. Read on for Tom McSorley’s take on the present and future of film festivals. Tom McSorley is the Executive Director of the Canadian Film Institute and teaches film studies at Carleton University.
International Film Festival of Ottawa
It’s take two for IFFO, the International Film Festival of Ottawa, which could not launch as planned in March 2020.
Winter Jazz Fest has been postponed until further notice and the Undercurrents Festival has pushed its dates to March.
IFFO was set to launch this past March when the pandemic hit. While the inaugural event is postponed until 2021, its film industry programming and discussion panels are moving online.