We are pleased to announce that OCanFilmFest has joined SAW Video as an Organizational Producing Member.
SAW Video is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming. SAW Video has been a sponsor of OCanFilmFest since its inception and we look forward to collaborating on ongoing and future initiatives.
We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our festival to two days and that we will be returning to the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue). Screenings for this year’s festival will take place on Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. Mark your Calendars! #OCanFilmFest2019
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.
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”