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)

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The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival took place on November 1 & 2 at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue). Info at

Meet the Teams behind the Films of #ocanfilmfest2019

One of the differences between seeing a film at a local multiplex and seeing a film at a festival is the chance run-ins with the teams of visual storytellers behind the films you will see.  This year we are proud to welcome many members of teams behind the featured films, many visiting Ottawa from near and far.

Confirmed attendees so far (we’ll update the list so check back) include:

  • Director Matt Kelly, comedian Sandra Battaglini and members of the team behind the feature-length documentary The Mayor of Comedy (Toronto) which will enjoy its world premiere at ocanfilmfest2019
  • Director Valerie Barnhart from the short film Girl in the Hallway (Ottawa)
  • Representatives from the short film Rise n’ Shine (West Vancouver)
  • Executive Producer Jim Miller from the feature-length film Trouble in the Garden (Toronto)
  • Director Ray Savaya from CBC Short Film Face-off winning short film Newborn (Toronto) which we’ll be screening at the festival
  • Director Christian Belisle from the multi-Digi60 Award winning short film Overgrowth (Ottawa), screening at this year’s festival
  • Director Tavit Melikian  returns this year, this time with his short film The Order of Things to Come (Montreal)
  • Director Matthew Blecha  from the short film The Still Life of Annika Myers (Victoria)
#ocanfilmfest2019 filmmakers

Tickets are available to purchase online (button below) and there will be a cash bar (drinks and snacks).

Film Line-up and Schedule

OCanFilmFest2019 Sponsor – Beau’s

We are pleased to announce that Beau’s Brewery is a sponsor for our 2019 Festival.

Since 2006 Beau’s Brewing Co. has been brewing interesting, tasty beers like our Lug Tread Lagered Ale using the best ingredients & local spring water. They take pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and local communities, and delivered with a true sense of friendly relationship.