2018 saw a lot of activity in the Canadian Film industry. To celebrate the year, we wanted to take time to put together a brief recap of 2018 for you and hope you keep your interest in the industry active for the upcoming 2019 Festival year. All throughout Canada, Film Festivals will be seeking out new submissions and content so, certainly, 2019 should be another exciting year for Film Festival supporters!
Photo of OCanFilmFest2018 attendees networking at our event, our gratitude again for attending!
So, to get started on the recap, firstly, OCanFilmFest would like to thank all attendees of the screenings that took place in early November . With many submissions from Canadian Filmmakers, we can only hope to see more work in the 2019 year. Continue reading “Canadian Film in 2018”
After Horizons was an evening of short films presented by SAW Video in partnership with Cinema Politica featuring works by two SAW Video members: Pixie Cram’s premiere of her new short film ‘Pragmatopia,’ and Matthieu Hallé‘s film experiment ‘Apartment No. 2.’ Also joining them was Andrés Salas, whose film ‘We Might Have Been Heroes’ was produced through Cinema Politica’s recent commissioning program The Next 150: Documentary Futurism.
These varied works examined contemporary concerns through a dystopic lens, each navigating the terrain of a world on the other side of collapse. Here are a few clips from the discussion moderated by Zoë Mallett that followed the screenings at Knot project space on November 30, 2018.
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.