20. November 2016 · Comments Off on Ottawa Indie Fest – Call for Submissions · Categories: General, Media Advisories, News · Tags:

 

As part of its commitment to promote the growth of independent Canadian films, Ottawa Indie Fest is now accepting submissions for its 2017 Film Festival Program.  We have extended the regular deadline to March 19, 2017.  UPDATE: Late Deadline: April 2, 2017.

The screenings will take place on June 3, 2017 at La Nouvelle Scène Theatre in downtown Ottawa.

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We are looking for great stories in all genres whether they are fiction or documentary of short or feature length.  For more information, please visit our listing on FilmFreeway.


08. September 2015 · Comments Off on Ottawa Indie Fest at the Gallery – Saturday September 26, 2015 · Categories: Documentaries, Media Advisories, News, Ottawa · Tags: , , , ,

OttawaIndieFestOWFF-1024The One World Film Festival (OWFF) in association with Ottawa Indie Fest presents Canadian Documentary Shorts at the National Gallery of Canada on Saturday September 26th at 12:30pm, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.

Update: Photos from the event on September 26th

Presented as part of the One World festival’s “Our Home on Native Land” program, the four featured films explore the themes of journeys, the sacred, and conservation and reinforce the need for governments to respect and honour the needs indigenous communities and preserve something lasting for future generations.

 

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Searching for Sacred Mountain
| Dir. Gary Marcuse and Shi Lihong | B.C., Canada | 2015 | 20 mins

In the midst of a growing environmental crisis in China, journalists, filmmakers and scientists discover clean air, green mountains, wild animals and an ancient network of ecological reserves maintained by Tibetan Buddhists in the mountains of southwestern China.


Chajil Ch’upup
| Dir. Jennifer Robbins | Ontario, Canada | 2013 | 8 mins

Juan is an Tz’utujil Mayan whose family has fished Lake Atitlan – one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – for many generations. Working together with other members of the local fishing cooperative – Chajil Ch’upup (Guardians of the Tule) – Juan labours with love to sustain the integrity and viability of the lake that supported his ancestors, marking the way forward for his generation and the next.

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Sayachapis
| Dir. Marie Soleil Henri Foisy | Quebec, Canada | 2014 | 21 mins

On a small island off the coast of Vancouver, Sayachapis lives a solitary life. His memories of hard labour, starvation, rape, broken bones and other unimaginable horrors of a childhood spent in residential school remain vivid, and yet he is able to say: “I am still alive, I am still okay.”

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An Object That Has Spirit
| Dir. Howard Adler | Ontario, Canada | 2015 | 27 mins

Five indigenous artists from across Canada come together to create a heritage marker to honour Indian Residential School Survivors and entrust their experiences to public memory. Faced with an enormous task, the artists rise to the challenge, transforming what was originally conceived of as a heritage plaque into an object imbued with spirit.

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OWFF is Ottawa’s longest-running documentary film festival, focused on raising awareness on global issues. One World Arts, Festival House 450 Churchill Ave. N. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5E2, T. 613-912-3378 oneworldfilmfestival.ca

Ottawa Indie Fest is a cultural, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing independent Ottawa, Canadian and international films and filmmakers. Its mission is grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital to our country’s culture and the development of the local economy. ottawaindiefest.com

 

15. July 2015 · Comments Off on Ottawa Indie Fest at the Gallery – Call for Submissions · Categories: Media Advisories, News · Tags: , , ,


As part of its commitment to cooperate and collaborate with other arts organizations Ottawa Indie Fest has entered into a partnership agreement with One World Arts regarding a “Call for Short Canadian Documentaries” for its 2015 edition of the One World Film Festival.

Launched in 1989, the One World Film Festival has become Ottawa’s longest running annual documentary film festival focused on social justice, human rights and environmental issues. Featuring documentary film screenings, panel discussions, and Q&A’s with filmmakers, the festival brings together artists, activists, local organizations and members of the public interested in the issues impacting our communities and our world.

Currently Ottawa Indie Fest is seeking submissions for short Canadian documentaries for One World Film Festival’s 2015 program via FilmFreeway.  Click on the link below for more detailed information and to submit your short films. More »

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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 Piñera, Mike Geiger, Fangliang Xu, Guy Charnaux and April Campbell whose work will be showcased at the event on July 16th!

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