Did you know that Ottawa’s film, television, and animation industry contributes over $100 million to our local economy each year? So how does an Ottawan with aspirations of breaking into the film or TV industry get started? The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Ottawa Film Office for Lights, Camera, Ottawa: A series of four online information sessions
The Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, EUFF Toronto, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver have joined forces to present the first-ever online edition of the European Union Film Festival in Canada.
Like all great films, you can watch the whole thing on YouTube.
Set in patriarchal and homophobic post-Soviet Kazakhstan, writer/director/producer Asel Aushakimova’s Welcome to the USA follows independent and brooding Aliya (marvellously played by Saltanat Nauruz) as she struggles with the news of having won an American Green Card through a lottery system.
In Breaking Fast, Mo is an American-born son of loving and accepting Muslim immigrant parents from Lebanon; he’s a successful doctor in West Hollywood, best friend to quirky and less-observant Sam (Amin El Gamal), and recently single following a breakup with his partner, who decided to marry a woman in order to keep peace and save face with his Muslim father.
Available for live streaming on the InsideOut LGBTQ+ Film Festival’s platform until October 11, Cowboys opens with the suspense and action you’d expect of a Western. Playing on the trope of good cowboy outlaws chased by misguided law officers, Cowboys deconstructs masculinity in novel ways by featuring an unlikely pair: a caring father struggling with […]
Ottawa Adventure Film Festival is seeking Indigenous filmmakers and/or creators of films concerning Indigenous topics who would be interested in submitting their work to be showcased in OAFF 2020 this November. They are especially interested in local and Canadian films.
This year’s Inside Out Film Festival opens on Thursday, October 1 and rolls out online until Sunday, October 11. The lineup is exciting, diverse, and includes different genres, from long features to shorts and documentaries.
Apt613 contributor Barb Popel has attended every OIAF since 1976.
Since 1976, Ottawa has hosted the OIAF, one of the largest and most prestigious animation festivals in the world.
It’s an entertaining, highly innovative program which aims to represent the best in Indigenous film.
The Ottawa Film Office recommends stand-out movies and television series filmed, produced—and in some cases set in—Ottawa, ranging from political dramas to murder mysteries to horror—lots and lots of horror.
The Ottawa Film Office recommends 10 great movies and TV series animated here in Ottawa and streaming now, highlighting Ottawa’s animating talent from the CBC to Netflix.
From these submissions, Netflix will invite a handful of creators to virtually meet with producers.
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.