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Ottawa: Cinema Capital celebrates Ottawa with home movies on the big screens

By Apartment613 on July 25, 2017

Alright Ottawa, time to show Canada what you’ve got.

The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is looking for digitized visual recordings of celebrations, events and people living their lives in recognizable sites in the Ottawa area, from old black and white footage, to recent mobile recordings.

“To see Ottawa over the years through the lenses of its citizens and their home movies will be an especially exciting component of our ‘Ottawa: Cinema Capital’ project. In addition to these home movies, this project will also showcase Ottawa’s incredible ongoing history as a professional film production centre in Canada. Before Montreal and Toronto and Vancouver, Ottawa was actually the centre of filmmaking in our country, with groundbreaking and internationally renowned films shot, edited, and finished in our city,” says CFI Executive Director, Tom McSorley.

Submissions are being accepted online until July 31 so if you want to be featured in this Ottawa 2017 project, don’t miss the deadline! The best of the submissions will be screened as part of the Ottawa: Cinema Capital event, programming that will run this summer into the fall. Even Mayor Jim Watson is in on the project:

Submissions are accepted online until July 31. For more information, visit the Canadian Film Institute’s website