Ottawa filmmaker Hingman Leung’s short film “Curbside Pickup,” already fresh off an award at Digi60 film festival, is now a finalist for CBC’s Short Film Face Off, in the running for a production deal and $30,000 cash prize.
After restarting independent moviehouses in Toronto and Kitchener, Daniel Demois and Andy Willick recently bought the venerable ByTowne, with a goal of making it the best it has ever been. Read our profile here.
SAW invites music fans and film lovers to congregate under the stars for a special edition of Summer Nights, a summer festival every weekend this month.
This year’s virtual Ottawa International Animation Festival runs from September 22 to October 3, 2021.
Tara Paterson’s mentorship with another director helped set her on the path toward her own directorial debut with Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s. The play will be shown as part of this year’s Toronto Fringe festival lineup.
Ottawa’s longest running movie theatre reopened on July 16.
A lot of us are still tense about what might come next, and the Great Canadian Theatre Company acknowledges these uncertainties in 30-minute video episodes of the reflective series Negotiations with Existence.
BEING THUNDER premiered at the Inside Out Film Festival, and is now on its way to Frameline45, premiering on Saturday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. EST, but can be viewed online through Thursday, June 17 to Sunday, June 27, 2021.
Dan Lalande’s “Reel Ottawa” captures a bygone moviegoers’ paradise in downtown Ottawa—sleaze and all
Local author, television and film writer, and longtime movie buff Dan Lalande has released a memoir detailing Ottawa’s glory days of downtown movie theatres.
Beyond that, Bruce White’s announcement does not provide specifics. “I’ll leave it to the new owners to tell you what they’ve got planned. Soon, they’ll be introducing themselves.”
Tickets are free for the EU Short Film Festival this weekend.
As one of the biggest and best-known animation festivals worldwide, the OIAF’s 2021 event is expected to draw a virtual audience of industry, students and fans from across North America and around the world.
Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and supported by Canadian Heritage, the first Ottawa Black Film Festival just announced its official online program and events lineup, which runs from March 25–28, 2021, and includes 30 films and a variety of panels.
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.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we are looking at film, with a guest post from Stephanie Davy on the present and future of the film industry. Stephanie Davy has held several roles at the Ottawa Film Office; she’s currently the Marketing and Communications Officer.