Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution this year’s festival is taking place online.
Festival Filmmaker Q&As are fun for the audience and helpful to the filmmakers. So even though everyone is still stuck inside, we found a way to bring a sense of that festival experience home. Audience members have an opportunity to submit their questions online during the screening weekends and we are conducting panels online.
Here is the first of those panels featuring filmmakers from the first weekend’s films.
A conversation with the filmmakers featured in the first weekend of the 2020 Ottawa Canadian Film Festival. We talk about the importance of building trust and relationships, approaching filmmaking from different perspectives, creating stories that are meaningful, and how COVID-19 has impacted filmmaking.
Hingman Leung – Moderator
Sterlin Fernando, producer, Project Cold Days
Filip Lee, writer, Vessel
Florence Pelletier, co-director, Saint-Tite
Tyler Seguin, director, Advances
Taylor Olson, director, The Date
C. Hudson Hwang, director, Miracle, Baby