This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re looking at film, with a focus on indie cinemas in this post. Bruce White is an alumnus of CKCU-FM, where he learned that everyone’s interests are equally interesting. He has lived in Ottawa for 48 years.
This is part of our Future of Ottawa series on film, with a focus on independent filmmakers. Emily Ramsay is the Executive Director of the Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival, a professional development fest for new and emerging filmmakers.
The Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival launched their new virtual speaker series on February 25 with a deep dive into Black creators’ experiences in the Ottawa media industry.
It’s take two for IFFO, the International Film Festival of Ottawa, which could not launch as planned in March 2020.
Ottawa’s Digital Arts Resource Centre is screening new works by its members online this Thursday, February 11.
Shaun Elie is an Ottawa-based video artist and videographer who offers video workshops that can adapt to different situations. He has worked with MASC for over 15 years, offering short workshops and residencies to students in both English and French.
Despite cinemas being shut, Bicycle Film Festival is returning with a virtual festival program of short films specifically curated for Ottawa and available for screening online from January 15–24.
OAFF wanted to create a program that promoted folks who have to go through extra layers of adversity to tell their stories.
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.