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Ottawa Indie Fest and the Ottawa Champions are pleased to present Ottawa-Gatineau and Canadian indie short films on the brand new screen at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton Park in Ottawa during the baseball game on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 7pm.  For information and to purchase tickets please visit ottawachampions.com.

We received over 150 submissions in response to our call for films on FilmFreeway that ended on July 1.

Congratulations to filmmakers¬†Max Woodward, Luz Corona Pi√Īera, Mike Geiger, Fangliang Xu, Guy Charnaux and April Campbell whose work will be showcased at the event on July 16th!

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24. March 2015 · Comments Off on Five Questions With Lost Dominion’s John Yemen · Categories: Canadian Indie Film Night, Feature Films, Film-related, Five Questions with...
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Known as the “Lost Dominion Screening Collective”, a group of Ottawa film enthusiasts are having a special screening of the Canadian film The Luck of Ginger Coffey at the Bytowne Cinema on March 31st.

Produced in 1964 by Ottawa’s Crawley Films, The Luck Of Ginger Coffey is a compelling drama about the travails of a high-spirited Irish immigrant trying to make his way in Montreal in the early 1960s.

Ottawa Indie Fest spoke with John Yemen, a member of the Collective, about the film, the group and archival Canadian cinema.

 

 

Why should people go and see The Luck of Ginger Coffey?

The Luck of Ginger Coffey has a really interesting history not only in terms of Canadian film history, but also as a product of Ottawa’s local film industry. It was the second feature-length drama produced by legendary Ottawa film producer Budge Crawley through his company Crawley Films in the early 1960s.

Besides being a very good film (having won the Best Feature Film Award at the Canadian Film Awards in 1965) it also has a very interesting cast and crew. It stars Robert Shaw (best known as Quint in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws) and it was directed by Irvin Kershner who later directed the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back. Irish-Canadian novelist Brian Moore (Black Robe) wrote the book on which it is based, and he adapted his own screenplay.

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05. March 2015 · Comments Off on The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Ottawa’s Crawley films (1964) – March 31st at Bytowne · Categories: Canadian Indie Film Night, Feature Films, Film-related, Ottawa · Tags: , , , ,
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Ottawa Indie Fest will be hosting its second Canadian Indie Film Night gathering at the Lunenburg pub (14 Waller Street, Ottawa) on Tuesday March 31st at 7pm.  Hope you can join us for chance to chat, mingle and network before heading out to celebrate a Canadian Indie Film, this time at the Bytowne Cinema.

The Lost Dominion Screening collective presents a screening of the feature film¬†The Luck of Ginger Coffey¬†at the Bytowne Cinema on Tuesday March 31st at 9:15pm¬†dir: Irvin Kershner,¬†produced by Ottawa’s Crawley films in 1964 Starring: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Liam Redmond, 100 min, black and white 35mm print, Rated PG.

The feature film will be preceded by a screening of the short film Joan by Ottawa filmmaker Pixie Cram, 2014, 7mins. Pixilation and stop motion short,¬†a¬†surreal and minimalist version of the story of Joan of Arc. More »

04. March 2015 · Comments Off on Documentary examines the healing power of horses for veterans with PTSD · Categories: Canadian Indie Film Night, Documentaries, Ottawa
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The healing power of horses is the subject of a documentary to be screened Wednesday night as part of a ‚ÄúThinking Globally, Created¬†Locally‚ÄĚ film night at the Mayfair Theatre.

Secret War¬†is a 14-minute documentary by four Carleton University journalism students about the War Horse Project, a therapy program in¬†Pembroke that uses the human-horse bond to help Afghan war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More »