The 2019 Ottawa Canadian Film Festival screenings took place at
the Arts Court Theatre in Ottawa on November 1 & 2, 2019.

Feature Films

The Mayor of Comedy
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Matt Kelly

Despite her success comedian Sandra Battaglini feels trapped in a system that offers low pay, few opportunities and a lack of support from the government.

Trouble in the Garden
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Roz Owen

Trouble in the Garden is a story about an estranged family in the aftermath of the 60’s Scoop.

Nose to Tail
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Jesse Zigelstein

A talented but abrasive chef struggles with his personal demons and the relentless pressures of running a high-end restaurant.

Short Films

Life Via Rail
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Jonny Micay

Jason Shron, a train enthusiast from Canada, abandons a prestigious phD program to pursue his dream of a career in the model train industry.

Girl in the Hallway
(Ottawa, ON)
Director: Valerie Barnhart

Why does ‘Little Red Riding hood’ give Jamie nightmares? It’s been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still.

Dog Bite
(Vancouver, BC)
Director: Luvia Petersen

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Dog bites girl’s face and things get complicated. After a brutal dog attack, career woman Jen becomes determined to start a new life inside a child-like fort.

Baba Yaga
(Vancouver, BC)
Directors: Nicole Sitanski and Cheryl Taam

A desperate mother with an incurably ill baby ventures into the dark woods long believed to be the home of Baba Yaga, a mystical witch with the power to change fate.

Rise n’ Shine
(West Vancouver, BC)
Director: Silver Kim

Marriage gets complicated when your husband decides to kidnap you.

(Toronto, ON)
Director: Ray Savaya

A couple welcomes their first born son into the world. Tensions slowly arise over a disagreement which lead them into questioning their identity.

The Order of Things to Come
(Montreal, QC)
Director: Tavit Melikian

Neil Berman, a petty criminal, who was recently released from prison, decides to reconcile with his old crime boss Frankie Flacco.

(Ottawa, ON)
Director: Christian Belisle

A couple take a hike to an old ruin and in the process discover how much their relationship has changed.

May Flowers
(Toronto, ON)
Director: Marianna Phung

A misunderstanding occurs when Jimmy goes to pick up an order for his boss at May Flowers. Little did he expect how the tables would turn.

The Still Life of Annika Myers
(Victoria, BC)
Director: Matthew Blecha

Audience Favourite 2019

When a survivor of the Dutch Hunger Winter discovers a treasure that had been torn from her family by a conspiracy of injustices, she risks breaking the law and a valued friendship in order to reclaim her heritage.

Fragile Dream
(Rawdon, QC)
Director: Isabelle Hayeur

In the Aboriginal conception of the world, all forms of life are part of a dynamic system of complex interactions.


OCanFilmFest gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

2019 Festival Jury

Special Thanks to our jury members Niranjalli Varma, Reid Delong, Jean-François Dufault, Rachelle Spencer Mikita, Monique Fuller, Jaime Beaton, Brodie Cotnam, Khadije Taha, Kira Haller and Debbie Wolfenden.

OCanFilmFest2019 Poster

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