OCanFilmFest2018 – Thank You

What an incredible night.  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.  Congratulations to the filmmakers whose films we screened last night.  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 to the filmmakers who attended last night; Nathan, Maissa, Kirk, Alexander and a special thanks to Tavit, Bryce and members of your teams who came in from out of town.

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OCanFilmFest2018 – Russian Gangster – Maissa Houri

Russian Gangster – Synopsis

Nikolai Dalca has been aspiring to be a great actor in Hollywood. The only thing stopping him is who he is…

Screening at #OCanFilmFest2018 on November 3 at 2 p.m.

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About the director, Maissa Houri

Maissa Houri is an Middle-Eastern-Canadian actress and emerging filmmaker based out of Ottawa, Canada. She is also one of the Co-Founders and the Director of Industry Events for the Eve Film Festival, a festival dedicated to women and women-identifying directors. Recently, her short film Inara won her two awards at the Ottawa Digi60 2018 Spring Edition including the SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award and Best Director Award. Her first short film Russian Gangster, a comedy dedicated to diverse actors, is an official selection of the Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival and most recently the Canadian Diversity Film Festival 2018. 

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