OCanFilmFest2020 – Call for Submissions
Filmmakers: Our Call for Submissions for the 2020 festival is open on FilmFreeway. Submit your films by February 29th to take advantage of the early-bird discount.
We had a great board meeting this afternoon. Lots of successes to celebrate a few great lessons learned. Planning for #ocanfilmfest2020 is officially underway. Look for a call for submissions on FilmFreeway in February. Of course, it looks like we still need help in the selfie skills dept 🙂
Director Stephen Coleman recently stopped by CKCU’s studios to chat with A Luta Continua host Monique Fuller about life as an artist, the motivation and back-story surrounding the creation and distribution of “Project Cold Days” and his latest project, a 10-part web series “Transmuting Suffering”.
Our call for submissions for #OCanFilmFest2019 has now closed. We are impressed and a little overwhelmed at the response 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.
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.
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.
Ottawa winters are cold and many people in our city go without adequate accommodation and protection from the elements. In his first feature length documentary Project Cold Days, filmmaker Stephen Coleman helps us meet these often invisible and voiceless people and allows them to tell their stories.
Bonnie Robinson is the founder of YOW Productions. A professional writer, producer and director, on this episode she talks about her favourite types of films to make and where she likes to go to see movies in Ottawa. She also reminds us that making films is most often a collaborative endeavour and has some great tips for aspiring filmmakers looking...
Howard Adler is a filmmaker and curator and founder of Ottawa’s Asinabka Film Festival. Howard tells us about his first experience with video editing in high school, how he worked with a group of friends to start a new film festival and what makes Ottawa an amazing place for a media artist. The Ottawa Indie Filmmakers web series is produced by...