The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival’s 2018 Film Festival Program screened
at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa) on November 3, 2018.

Feature Films

Pur Laine
(Ottawa, ON)
Director: Alexander Cruz

An old man suddenly dies, leaving his most recent wife to sell the house and start a new life. When his daughter from a previous marriage appears and claims the house is hers, all hell breaks loose.

The True North Project
(Calgary, AB)
Director: Emil Egopian

A celebration of Canada’s multi-ethnic society and its ongoing process of reconciliation with the indigenous community.

Short Films

the art of the morning
(Ottawa, ON)
Director: Nathan Hauch

A lyrical look at how one person prepares for the day ahead, savouring each moment.

(Montreal, QC)
Director: Marilou Caravecchia-Pelletier

Constrained by her shyness, Clemence is struggling to build relationships with others. To help, she spends time with her Armenian neighbor in whom she will find a confidant.

Russian Gangster
(Ottawa, ON)
Director: Maissa Houri

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

As It Was
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Blake Garbe

A young boy, Mason, senses that the relationship between his parents isn’t as perfect as he thought.

It Could Be You
(St. John’s, NL)
Director: Cody Westman

‘It could be you!’ says the big cardboard man in the convenience store. Bernie knows it will never be him.

Away Home
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Jana Stackhouse

A man returns to his family home on the East Coast of Canada to unite his family and say goodbye to his terminally ill mother.

Super Bingo
(Vancouver, BC)
Director: Matthew J. Blecha

When Leo, the bingo hall number-caller unexpectedly quits, Steve, the concessions guy is forced to take his place and uses the opportunity at the microphone to makes his dreams come true.

What We Owe
(Oakville, ON)
Director: Bryce Mercier

Noah struggles with moving forward with his serious girlfriend Emily, as he wants to be there 24/7 for his sick mother, Ann.

(Ottawa, ON)
Director: Kirk Knapp

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a tech glitch connects two strangers

End of the Night
(Montreal, QC)
Director: Tavit Melikian

After the accidental death of his best friend, Jimmy comes to believe that the friend now haunts his car, but selling it – even with the brother’s help – takes them to a very dark place.

(Halifax, NS)
Director: Taylor Olson

A young Dad struggles to reconcile with protecting his daughter and bringing her up in a world that has nothing to offer her and will only take everything from her.

Selected Press


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