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The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO):   Is your child between the age of 10 and 14? Do they enjoy watching movies, telling stories or performing for others? Does your child show an interest in filmmaking? Learn from local filmmakers the process of making a Super 8mm short film. This week-long Camp gives kids […]


Event Facebook link:   IFCO PRESENTS: CELLULOID DREAMZ   Join us for this special one-time screening of films that celebrate the beauty and bliss of storytelling, and the power we all possess to become our own storytellers.   The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO) will be hosting a one-time screening of new […]

Israeli Film Festival 2019

The Canadian Film Institute presents the Israeli Film Festival annually, in collaboration with the Israeli Cultural Forum (Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, and Jewish Community Council of Ottawa / Vaad Ha’ir Canada Israel Cultural Foundation) and the Embassy of Israel. Each year, the Israeli Film Festival brings premieres of the best contemporary Israeli cinema […]

Opening Doors: Film & Fun for Family Reunification

Join Ottawa Centre Refugee Action for an evening of film, food, games and a silent auction. All proceeds support refugee families in Ottawa. Your ticket includes: a special screening of the film Tia and Piujuq, by Inuit-Canadian filmmaker Lucy Tulugarjuk dinner delights from The SmoQue Shack one complimentary drink coupon (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) free tickets for […]

European Union Short Film Festival 2019

The sixth annual European Union Short Film Festival offers cinematic delights in short form from over 20 EU Member States, featuring everything from short dramas to experimental works to animation. There are three programs: two for adults; one for all ages. Admission is free! Presented in collaboration with European Union Delegation to Canada and the […]

Owl Mountain | Lithuania BNFF

Owl Mountain is sweeping a historical drama set in the turbulent immediate post-WWII period in Lithuania. Radio Free Europe, BBC, and Voice of America only rarely get through the Soviet imposed Iron Curtain in Lithuania, a country now torn by a war between the local resistance movement and the occupying Soviet regime. Tedas is one […]

Arvo Pärt: Even if I Lose Everything | Estonia BNFF

This riveting documentary offers an intimate and sensitive portrait of the legendary, internationally renowned contemporary Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, revealing the maestro’s philosophy of life and his creative process, as well as presenting his playful, humorous side in ordinary life in scenes with his family and friends. Presented by the Canadian Film Institute as part […]

Ravens | Sweden BNFF

Set in the 1970s, Ravens is the tangled tale of Agne, a salt-of-the-earth dedicated and diligent farmer who fights tooth and nail to save his farm from the owner’s profit-driven aspirations and the overall societal trends toward “modernization.” Presented by the Canadian Film Institute as part of this year’s Bright Nights Film Festival.

Darling | Denmark BNFF

Darling is the moving love story of a dancer on the rollercoaster ride of her life, a drama about the rise and fall of a courageous woman facing life-altering circumstances. Darling must face the greatest trial of her life, both professional and personal. Presented by the Canadian Film Institute as part of this year’s Bright […]

Hobbyhorse Revolution | Finland BNFF

Over the past ten years hobbyhorse riding has become a global phenomenon and a way of life for thousands of young people. Hobbyhorse Revolution is a funny, moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of community. Presented by the Canadian Film Institute as part of this year’s Bright Nights Film Festival.

The King’s Choice | Norway BNFF

The Canadian Film Institute presents The King’s Choice from Norweigan director, Erik Poppe, about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. Part […]

Woman at War | Iceland BNFF

Halla has just learned she’s been approved to adopt a child from a war-torn area in Ukraine, a long-time dream of hers. Trouble is, she’s an eco-terrorist, deeply engaged in opposing the proliferation of heavy industry that has been ruining Iceland’s rugged landscape. See how she manages in Woman At War, the second feature film […]

CFI Bright Nights Launch Party

Opening party for CFI’s 9th annual Baltic-Nordic Film Festival! Join us for a night of traditional Baltic-Nordic food, drink and entertainment, presented in support of the festival with the Embassies of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

The Underground Series – Screening Event

On Friday March 1st, Artin Avaznia will be hosting a screening event for his latest dance visual compilation, The Underground Series. All previously released visuals from the series will be screened, along with the debut of the last visual from the series – before it’s released on YouTube the following day. The event will end […]

CFI CAFÉ EX: Strange Machines: Films of Philip Barker (SCREENING)

For over three decades, in his daring short films and installation pieces, as well as in his impressive production design work for Atom Egoyan and others, Phillip Barker has made an indelible mark on Canadian moving image-making. Phillip Barker will attend the screening to introduce and discuss his work. At this event there will also […]