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Aurora Borealis screens best short films from around the country

Jean McLernon is the Executive Assistant / Event Planner for the Ottawa International Film Festival. Tomorrow night is a very special screening for the Ottawa International Film Festival and the City of Ottawa. The city holds many events throughout the summer, and one of its last special events for the season is a film screening. […]

Q&A with Montreal Filmmaker Theodore Ushev

Montréal filmmaker Theodore Ushev’s animation is a sight to behold. Drawing on influences from his background in graphic design and from growing up in Soviet-era Bulgaria, his work combines the psychological finesse of Eisenstein’s montage theory with a modern technical approach. Describing the attraction of his work, Canadian Film Institute (CFI) Executive Director Tom McSorley […]

DiverCiné – World Cinema from La Francophonie highlights the cultures of the French-speaking world

Language is a tricky thing. Here in Canada, and particularly in Ottawa, we’re keenly aware of the complexities that can arise when languages, and cultures, come together. Language simultaneously unites communities who share it and alienates those who do not. Language is a way of exploring the differences between us: that doesn’t have to be […]

Bright Nights: The 4th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival is on now

I consider myself to be a good Canadian girl. Minus 40 weather be damned- I’ve got places to go and people to see. Twenty articles of clothing later I’m heading out into the eyelash-freezing, forehead numbing, unsightly snot-inducing wind and snow. We’re Canadians-we laugh in the face of winter’s harsh blows! We’re united in refusing […]