Thanks

Our call for submissions for #OCanFilmFest2019 has now closed.  We are impressed and a little overwhelmed at the response (in the best possible way) and are looking forward to checking out what you have been working on.  Watch for the program of selected films in early September.  Screenings take place on November 1 and 2 at Arts Court.

OCanFIlmFest2019 Board (L-R Jith Paul, Megha Dash, Manuel Sousa, Blair Campbell)
OCanFIlmFest2019 Board (L-R Jith Paul, Megha Dash, Manuel Sousa, Blair Campbell)

OCanFilmFest Presents: Secret War

We are kicking off our new series of free short film screenings on Saturday February 2nd with a presentation of the short film Secret War at SAWVideo‘s  Knot Project Space (2 Daly Avenue) at 6pm.

Secret War follows the emotional journey of two veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mental illness is a growing issue in the military as suicide has taken more lives than the war Afghanistan. The War Horse Project uses equine therapy to help soldiers find peace and maybe a companion along the way. Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu were students at the School of Journalism at Carleton University when then created the film in 2015. The film was an Official Selection at the Yorkton Film Festival that year.

OCanFilmFest thanks SAWVideo for collaborating on this event. Facebook Event.

OCanFilmFest Presents: Secret War February 2, 2019 at SAW Video’s Knot Project Space. Filmmaker Emanuela Campanella and Alison Vandergragt, Program Director of The War Horse Project in attendance. 📷 Megha Dash (larger photos)

OCanFilmFest Talks

OCanFilmFest Talks is a video series of panels and artist talks presented in collaboration with partners and sponsors.  It launches soon.  Stay tuned.

OCanFilmFest Presents

OCanFilmFest Presents is a series of curated Canadian films screened at venues across Ottawa throughout the year.  We plan to launch this new series early in 2019.  Stay tuned.