Filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen’s interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2017. She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art which she practices) with the assistance of SAW Video Media Arts Centre’s Jumpstart Program.
Welcome to OCanFilmFest, the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival.
As 2017 is coming to a close and the 2018 lies ahead, the Ottawa Independent Film Festival is re-branding itself and will operate and be known as the “Ottawa Canadian Film Festival” to better reflect its mission and the promotion, programming and celebration of Canadian films.
Check out our About page for more about us and stay tuned as the adventure continues.