OCanFilmFest Presents: Secret War

We are kicking off our new series of free short film screenings on Saturday February 2nd with a presentation of the short film Secret War at SAWVideo‘s  Knot Project Space (2 Daly Avenue) at 6pm.

Secret War follows the emotional journey of two veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mental illness is a growing issue in the military as suicide has taken more lives than the war Afghanistan. The War Horse Project uses equine therapy to help soldiers find peace and maybe a companion along the way. Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu were students at the School of Journalism at Carleton University when then created the film in 2015. The film was an Official Selection at the Yorkton Film Festival that year.

The event is free to attend.  OCanFilmFest thanks SAWVideo for collaborating on this event. Facebook Event.

Canadian Film in 2018

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Canadian Film in 2018

 2018 saw a lot of activity in the Canadian Film industry.  To celebrate the year, we wanted to take time to put together a brief recap of 2018 for you and hope you keep your interest in the industry active for the upcoming 2019 Festival year. All throughout Canada, Film Festivals will be seeking out new submissions and content so, certainly, 2019 should be another exciting year for Film Festival supporters!

Attendees at OCAN 2018

Photo of OCAN attendees networking at our event, our gratitude again for attending!

So, to get started on the recap, firstly, OCAN Film Festival would like to thank all attendees of OCAN Film Festival 2018 that took place in early November . With many submissions from Canadian Filmmakers, we can only hope to see more work in the 2019 year.   Continue reading “Canadian Film in 2018”

OCanFilmFest Talks – After Horizons (Pixie Cram, Matthieu Hallé and Andrés Salas)

After Horizons was an evening of short films presented by SAW Video in partnership with Cinema Politica featuring works by two SAW Video members: Pixie Cram’s premiere of her new short film ‘Pragmatopia,’ and Matthieu Hallé‘s film experiment ‘Apartment No. 2.’ Also joining them was Andrés Salas, whose film ‘We Might Have Been Heroes’ was produced through Cinema Politica’s recent commissioning program The Next 150: Documentary Futurism.

These varied works examined contemporary concerns through a dystopic lens, each navigating the terrain of a world on the other side of collapse.  Here are a few clips from the discussion moderated by Zoë Mallett that followed the screenings at Knot project space on November 30, 2018.

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OCanFilmFest Talks

OCanFilmFest Talks is a video series of panels and artist talks presented in collaboration with partners and sponsors.  It launches soon.  Stay tuned.