OCanFilmFest2018 Sponsor – Downtown Rideau BIA
We are pleased to announce that the Downtown Rideau BIA is a sponsor of our 2018 Festival.
‘It could be you!’ says the big cardboard man in the convenience store. Bernie knows it will never be him. Still, as he trudges through life in a grey, dull world where people say as little as possible to each other, the highlight of Bernie’s soul-crushing daily routine is buying, checking and then crumpling his losing lottery tickets. What Bernie doesn’t know – yet – is that fortune comes in many forms, and at any moment it can slam into you like a speeding car. Or in this case, an SUV.
Here are some photos from our Kick-off Event last night. Thanks to everyone who came out for the great reveal. Congratulations to our filmmakers and thanks again to this year’s sponsors, SAWVideo & Vimy Brewing Company. 📷 Maurice Rainbow To see larger versions of these photos check out the album on Facebook.
Ottawa received promising news on a proposed sound stage and creative hub that would be located at the old NCC Greenbelt Research Farm property on Woodroffe Ave. The Ottawa Film Office recently announced its proposal to build a sound stage with partner, Tribro Studios This news is very exciting for Ottawa’s film industry. The proposal had identified the need for a large sound stage that could make Ottawa a bigger player in the numerous film productions happening in Canada.
Her life in the arts started young, and her perseverance to see projects and ideas come off the ground is sure encouragement for any filmmaker. It was a wonderful opportunity for Ocan Film festival to hear first hand from Lesley Marshall in an artist talk hosted by Isabel Barsive in June.
2018 is progressing much like we expected it would, discomfort at our world but also the realization that from great distress often comes great art. To that end we are pleased (as punch) at the great quality of films submitted for this years Festival (November 3rd – bookmark it today!). But we need more and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of those reasons.
Growing up, all Andy Bryce knew about his great-grandfather was that he wrote the first health code in Canada, and he lived in a big house in Ottawa. But that all changed the day Andy opened a box of family memorabilia that his mother had left for him when she died.