Our mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian films and filmmakers. We are grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital to our country’s culture and the development of the local economy.
To that end we have launched OCanFilmFest Presents, a series of free short film screenings throughout the year in the lead-up to our main festival screenings in November.
To maximize access we would like to keep admissions to these screenings free. As a result, we are seeking collaborators who have access to venues (conference rooms, auditoriums, coffee shops, pubs, for example) that can be used to host these screenings throughout the city. Venues with AV setups would be a bonus. If you have a venue and you would like to collaborate with us on a screening, please contact us.
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.
OCanFilmFest thanks SAWVideo for collaborating on this event. Facebook Event.
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!
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”