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Ottawa Canadian Film Festival
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LocationOttawa, Canada
Founded2015
No. of films13 (2018)
LanguageEnglish and French
Websitehttps://www.canfilmfest.ca/

The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival (OCanFilmFest) [1] is an Ottawa-based, cultural, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian films and filmmakers. Publicly attended film festival screenings were held in 2017 and 2018. The festival moved to Arts Court in Ottawa in 2018. The documentary short film Secret War[2] kicked off a new series of short film screenings called "OCanFilmFest Presents" which take place during the year, leading up to the next festival screenings in Ottawa in November 2019.

Highlights[edit | edit source]

2017 Films[edit | edit source]

  • Hue Quilted Windowpane – Ottawa Premiere - Director: Lasha Mowchun (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Heroes Manufactured (feature film) – Ottawa Premiere - Director: Yaron Betan (Toronto, ON)
  • Honestly Charlotte – Canadian Premiere - Director: Sarah Hedar (Vancouver, BC)
  • Milo – Ottawa Premiere - Director: Jeremie Azencot (Montreal, QC)
  • RAW* (feature film) – Ottawa Premiere - Director: David I. Strasser (Vancouver, BC)
  • The Talk – World Premiere - Director: Tyler Boyco (Peterborough, ON)
  • Poison in the Water – Ottawa Premiere - Director: Romeo Candido (Toronto, ON)
  • Sisyphus Rides (feature film) – Ottawa Premiere - Directors: Lisa Lightbourn Lay & Tim Alberts (Limehouse, ON)
  • Andre the Anti-Giant – Ottawa Premiere - Director: Kim Saltarski (Toronto, ON)
  • Broken Mile (feature film) – Ottawa Premiere - Director: Justin McConnell (Toronto, ON)

2018 Films[edit | edit source]

  • the art of the morning - Director: Nathan Hauch (Ottawa, ON)[3]
  • Harevan - Director: Marilou Caravecchia-Pelletier (Montreal, QC)
  • Russian Gangster - Director: Maissa Houri (Ottawa, ON)[4]
  • As It Was - Director: Blake Garbe (Toronto, ON)
  • It Could Be You - Director: Cody Westman (St. John’s, NL)
  • Away Home - Director: Jana Stackhouse (Toronto, ON)
  • Super Bingo - Director: Matthew J. Blecha (Vancouver, BC)
  • What We Owe - Director: Bryce Mercier (Oakville, ON)
  • Intercept - Director: Kirk Knapp (Ottawa, ON)
  • End of the Night - Director: Tavit Melikian (Montreal, QC)
  • The True North Project (feature film) - Director: Emil Agopian (Calgary, AB)
  • Angels - Director: Taylor Olson (Halifax, NS)
  • Pur Laine (feature film) - Director: Alexander Cruz (Ottawa, ON)

2019 Festival[edit | edit source]

  • Festival Screenings take place November 1 and 2, 2019 at Arts Court in Ottawa.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ottawa Canadian Film Festival Official Website". OCanFilmFest. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. "The Secret War To Be Showcased At Upcoming Festival". cmfmag. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. "Interview with Nathan Hauch about his upcoming film in the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival and working as a disabled artist". CKCU. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. "Role reversal: What it's like to be a Muslim woman acting in Ottawa". CBC. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:Film festivals in Ottawa


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