OCanFilmFest2020 – Planning has begun

We had a great board meeting this afternoon. Lots of successes to celebrate a few great lessons learned. Planning for #ocanfilmfest2020 is officially underway. Look for a call for submissions on FilmFreeway in February.

OCanFilmFest Board (L-R Jith Paul, Blair Campbell, Manuel Sousa, Megha Dash)

Of course, it looks like we still need help in the selfie skills dept 🙂

OCanFilmFest2019 – Thanks

What a weekend. Thank you to all of the filmmakers who submitted a film to our festival this year. Producing a film is no small task and as filmmakers ourselves, we really appreciate what it takes to complete a project. So many amazing films submitted meant for a challenging selection process for our jury. We expanded to two days this year and there were still more excellent films submitted than we could program. Congratulations to the filmmakers whose films we screened this past weekend. We are proud of your achievement.

Independent filmmakers thrive on feedback, opportunities to network, learn and collaborate. Seeing an audience reacting to your film and watching a film with its creative team makes a festival screening different from any other. Thanks our special guests who represented their films at our screenings over the weekend; Matt, Sandra, Valerie, Jim, Ray, Tavit, Christian, Matthew, Nettie and members of your teams who came in from out of town. Thanks also to MP Julie Dabrusin for attending and participating the the Q&A following our opening film! Continue reading “OCanFilmFest2019 – Thanks”

Blair Campbell, Ray Savaya, Mariana Phung interviewed on Midweek on CKCU 93.1

Meaghan Brackenbury reports on the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival on CKCU’s Midweek with host Devon Platana. Interviewees include OCanFilmFest co-founder Blair Campbell and filmmakers Ray Savaya and Mariana Phung. (October 30, 2019)

Here is the segment:

The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival took place on November 1 & 2 at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue). Info at http://ocanfilmfest.ca/ocanfilmfest2019.