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.