OttawaIndieFilm-RhianaChinapen2Filmmaker 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 25th anniversary last year.  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.

Episodes of the #OttawaIndieFilm series are cross posted on Apartment613 and OttawaIndieFest.

OttawaIndieFilm-SecretWar3Today’s episode of #OttawaIndieFilm features Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu, four students from the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.  They have just completed their first film together, a documentary called “Secret War” about the innovative War Horse project which utilizes horses to help veterans dealing with the traumas of war.  “Secret War” is an Official Selection at this year’s Yorkton Film Festival.

Episodes of the #OttawaIndieFilm series are cross posted on Apartment613 and OttawaIndieFest.

08. April 2015 · Comments Off on OttawaIndieFilm – Cory and Gary Thibert · Categories: Ottawa, Ottawa Indie Filmmakers · Tags: , , , , , ,

OttawaIndieFilm-CoryandGaryThibert2Here’s the first episode #OttawaIndieFilm web series. In this installment, Cory and Gary Thibert of Wolf Pelt Productions talk about their love of film, the supportive filmmaking community in the city, and the nerve-wracking feeling of watching your film with an audience for the first time.  Episodes of the series are cross posted on Apartment613 and OttawaIndieFest.

07. April 2015 · Comments Off on #OttawaIndieFilm video series launches on April 7 · Categories: Ottawa Indie Filmmakers · Tags: , , , , ,

Apartment613 launched an Indiegogo campaign to support a new fellowship program in 2014.  Ottawa Indie Fest co-founder Jith Paul was chosen as one of the fellows and is profiled on the blog today.  Episodes of the #OttawaIndieFilm video series will be cross-posted on Apt613 and on OttawaIndieFest starting tomorrow, April 7, 2015.

“For the Apt613 Fellowship Program, Jith decided to turn the camera back on Ottawa’s filmmakers by developing a web series Ottawa Indie Film. Focusing on the vast, diverse array of creative talent of the indie film community in the city, episodes of the series will appear here on Apt613 and be cross-posted on the website for Ottawa Indie Fest, Jith’s latest collaboration.

We talked to Jith about his start in film, why Ottawa is a great town for film, and what’s coming up on the horizon for movie lovers.”

Read the rest of the blog post here.