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.
Thanks to our hosts, the Arts Court Theatre and our sponsors SAWVideo, Vimy Brewing Company and the Rideau BIA. Thanks Jaime, our Festival Coordinator, Sifiso our Volunteer Coordinator and to our crew of tireless volunteers. We couldn’t do this without you. A special thanks to Lynn who provided the crew delicious meals and snacks at our various pre-festival events and on game day.
Finally, thank you to everyone who attended the festival screenings. Your support for the production, exhibition and appreciation of Canadian indie film is what drives us as curators and filmmakers.
We will be posting photos from the event in the new few days. Follow us on social media and look out for several events we already have in the works leading up to our 2019 festival.
Jith, Blair and the #OCanFilmFest2018 crew