The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival returned for our fourth year in November 2020.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution the festival took place online on Vimeo’s On Demand platform over three weekends.
Project Cold Days
Director: Stephen R. Coleman
Suffering from mental health issues and addictions, a diverse homeless population struggles to survive the winter in the coldest capital city in the world.
The Manhattan Project
Director: Matthew Campanile
When a small-town cocktail-enthusiast decides to end his life after being diagnosed with a terminal illness he must deal with the repercussion his choice has on his community.
The Great Disconnect
Director: Tamer Soliman
Why are people feeling more and more socially isolated in a world seemingly more connected than ever before?
Director: Ethan Godel
VESSEL is a sci-fi comedy that follows two lonely romantics as they go to absurd lengths to be anybody but themselves.
Director: Matt Pittroff
As a couple finalizes their separation, they seek professional help in the act of dividing their most important asset – their social currency.
Not Your Average Bear
Director: Cliff Skelton
No job and no prospects for a future. An average Joe gets creative in making a scheme to rob some armed guards.
Directors: Florence Pelletier,
Saint-Tite tells the story of a family living their last weekend together at the rodeos of the Festival Western de Saint-Tite.
WESTBOUND / EASTBOUND
Director: Rohan Bader
WESTBOUND / EASTBOUND is an underground multicultural dance film.
I Hope They Remember My Name
Director: Patrick Weiers
Struggling with depression, a famous vlogger travels to Asia and documents his search for dopamine.
Director: Tyler J. Seguin
To secure her promotion, Nancy just needs to make it through a dinner party but office gossip makes every word take on a double meaning.
Director: Brian Chambers
Their daughter’s struggle with Cystic Fibrosis helps the Chappell family live in the moment.
Guardians of the Grasslands
Directors: Sarah Wray, Ben Wilson
Sometimes what you thought was the problem, is actually the solution.
Director: Taylor Olson
Two single-parent divorcees try their hand at dating again. They have no idea how wrong they’re doing it.
StreetSauce! Public Art in Waterloo Region?
Directors: Paul Campsall, Tom Knowlton
Does street art have a place in our cities? StreetSauce follows works-in-progress, artists and controversies to make a strong case for the importance of public art.
and also, for youth
Director: Eamon Hillis
A young couple experience the ecstasy of youth; those reckless nights, the romantic melancholy, the yearning.
Director: C. Hudson Hwang
Miracle, Baby chronicles the incredible journey of Cory Conacher, a professional hockey player living with diabetes.
World Of The Fluffs
Director: Chaisi Glover
A documentary of a sentient piece of fluff and his journey to build a home.
Director: Rob Jacobsen
In a world where the technology to custom-make your personality has been developed, a conflicted technician encounters a client hoping to alter her motor-mouth character.
Click here to watch post-screening Q&A panel discussions, hear filmmakers introduce their films and more.
OCanFilmFest2020 gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa