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.

Getting to the Arts Court Theatre

The venue for #ocanfilmfest2019 is the Arts Court Theatre.  Arts Court is at 2 Daly Avenue.

You can enter the building from Daly Avenue or via the SAW Gallery entrance at 67 Nicholas street.

The facility is accessible.  There’s more information the Arts Court website.  The theatre itself offers options for entry should stairs be a barrier.  Our voluteers will guide you.

Once you are in, head to elevator B.  The theatre is on the 2nd floor.

We will have volunteers strategically positioned along the route to guide you.

Film Line-up and Schedule

The nearest, most convenient parking is at Rideau Centre.  If you are taking the LRT, the Rideau station is close to the theatre as well.