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 fourth of those panels featuring filmmakers from the final weekend’s narrative films.
Canadian filmmakers get together at the last panel discussion of the 2020 Ottawa Canadian Film Festival to talk about their films, The Great Disconnect, I Hope They Remember My Name, Tessellate, and Guardians of the Grasslands. Join us as we go behind the scenes to talk about the filmmaking process and the power of visual storytelling for human connection.
Hingman Leung – Moderator
Tamer Soliman, director/producer/co-writer, The Great Disconnect
Sarah Douglas, co-writer/story editor, The Great Disconnect
Patrick Weiers, director, I Hope They Remember My Name
Sarah Wray, director, Guardians of the Grasslands
Ben Wilson, cinematographer, Guardians of the Grasslands
Rob Jacobsen, director/writer, Tessellate