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.

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. July 2016 · Comments Off on 2nd annual Ottawa Indie Fest at the Ballpark – July 14, 2016 · Categories: General, News

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Ottawa Indie Fest and the Ottawa Champions are pleased to present Ottawa-Gatineau and Canadian indie short films on big screen at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton Park in Ottawa during the baseball game on Thursday July 14, 2016 at 7pm.  For information and to purchase tickets please visit ottawachampions.com.

Congratulations to filmmakers Rudy CepehaFangliang XuGuy Charnaux and April Campbell whose work will be showcased at the event on July 14th!
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13. March 2016 · Comments Off on Canadian Screen Awards 2016 · Categories: Film-related, News · Tags:

The Academy’s Canadian Screen Awards is the annual awards show to celebrate the best in film, television and digital media; they are part of Canadian Screen Week (March 7 –13, 2016) and the 2-Hour Broadcast Gala will air LIVE at 8pm (9 AT | 9:30 NT) Sunday March 13, 2016 on CBC.

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12. February 2016 · Comments Off on SAW Video Resolution 2016 screening · Categories: Canadian Filmmakers, Film-related, News · Tags: , , ,

Congratulations to the SAW Video members who showcased their work at RESOLUTION 2016 last evening at the ByTowne Cinema in Ottawa. There was a great turnout and many good networking opportunities at the after-party at Club SAW.

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RESOLUTION 2016 was a presentation by SAW Video in partnership with Downtown Rideau CHILL FACTOR  and  Winterlude.  Here are the videos which were featured: More »

06. January 2016 · Comments Off on Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson win $100,000 Best Canadian Film award · Categories: Feature Films, News · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Congratulations to Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin and his co-director Evan Johnson on winning the 2015 Rogers $100,000 Best Canadian Film Award, presented at the Toronto Film Critics Association awards gala last night for their film The Forbidden Room.  Here’s the trailer for the film.

The runners up were Philippe Falardeau’s My Internship In Canada and Andrew Cividino’s Sleeping Giant, each awarded $5,000 by the Toronto Film Critics Association.  Deepa Mehta was the recipient of the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award, $50,000 in film services bestowed on a filmmaker of her choice.  Mehta chose documentary director Nisha Pahuja.  Check out the TFCA website at torontofilmcritics.com for more information. More »

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