We have re-branded the festival. Please join us at the Ottawa Canadian🍁 Film Festival.


Ottawa Indie Fest 2017:
A day-long celebration of Canadian Indie Film🇨🇦 in the Heart of Ottawa’s Arts District

Eventbrite - Ottawa Indie Fest 2017

Note: We encourage folks to pick up tickets online in advance of the screening.  We are absorbing the fees.  There will also be a limited number of tickets available at the door on June 3rd (cash only).

11 a.m. Screening Block 1

Hue Quilted Windowpane – Ottawa Premiere
Director: Lasha Mowchun
Drama | 2016 | 5:14 minutes | Language: English |
Imaginary love is better than real loneliness as a lonely woman finally finds love when Elvis Presley charms her through the television. Interview with director Lasha Mowchun.
* Best Lead Actress & Best Sound *, Gimli Film Festival 2016

Heroes Manufactured – Ottawa Premiere
Director: Yaron Betan
Documentary | 2016 | 70 minutes | Language: English |
Canadian independent artists try to break into the comic book industry while dealing with fandom and the craze of comic book conventions. Interview with director Yaron Betan
* Best Feature Documentary Award, Canadian Diversity Film Festival 2016
* Official selection in over 30 International Film Festivals

2 p.m. Screening Block 2

Honestly Charlotte – Canadian Premiere
Director: Sarah Hedar
Comedy | 2016 | 6 minutes | Language: English |
A routine job interview goes sideways when the applicant gets completely honest about what it’s like to be an artist trapped in a corporate cubicle.

Milo – Ottawa Premiere
Director: Jeremie Azencot
Drama | 2016 | 6 minutes | Language: French with English sub-titles |
A father and his 10-year old son while discussing art history and analyzing paintings develop a beautiful bond between each other.

RAW* – Ottawa Premiere
Director: David I. Strasser
Drama | 2016 | 94 minutes | Language: English |
A delinquent youth on a downward spiral, is sentenced to spend time on his uncle’s organic farm on Salt Spring Island. Put to work with a bunch of misfit interns, he soon discovers that not everything is as idyllic as it first appears.
* Nominated for Best Canadian Feature, Whistler Film Festival 2016
* Nominated Best Film, Montreal World Film Festival 2016
Interview with director David I. Strasser, The Whistler Insider November 2016

5 p.m. Screening Block 3

The Talk – Wiorld Premiere
Director: Tyler Boyco
Comedy | 2017 | 12 minutes | Language: English |
Neil and Carol, a husband and wife, try to come up with the perfect way to have the most uncomfortable conversation known to mankind; the sex talk with their teenage daughter.

Poison in the Water – Ottawa Premiere
Director: Romeo Candido
Drama | 2016 | 9 minutes | Language: English |
What is more frightening, the fears we deny or the fears we create as a young girl helps her father confront the spectre of his grief after losing his wife.
* Q & A with actors Matt Wells and Sophia Wells and producer Leo Dell’Anno  after screening

Sisyphus Rides – Ottawa Premiere
Directors: Lisa Lightbourn Lay & Tim Alberts
Documentary | 2016 | 79 minutes | Language: English and Spanish (with English subtitles) |
Adventurer Vince Vetro goes on a cycling expedition in Nicaragua in order to grow his micro-finance NGO, The Lending Journey, an organization which provides micro loans to underprivileged Nicaraguan women. What follows is the slow unravelling of his organization, and a soulful examination of what constitutes real success and failure in international development. Interview with co-director Tim Alberts.
* Best Feature Documentary Award, Canadian Diversity Film Festival 2016
* Director Tim Alberts will attend the screening.

The 5 p.m. Screening Block is sponsored by the One World Film Festival.

8 p.m. Screening Block 4

Andre the Anti-Giant – Ottawa Premiere
Director: Kim Saltarski
Documentary | 2016 | 16 minutes | Language: English |
A 3-foot-something actor/comedian/disability advocate strives to retake the stage following a life-endangering diagnosis in this intimate and inspirational tale of hope, hardship, and hilarity. Interview with director Kim Saltarski
* Director Kim Saltarski as well as Andre’s parents will attend the screening.


Broken Mile – Ottawa Premiere
Director: Justin McConnell
Drama/Thriller | 2016 | 82 minutes | Language: English |
A drug addict awakens to find the girl he is with is dead. To escape the consequences, he seeks the help of his ex-girlfriend while they dodge a mysterious figure who chases them around the city with a gun. Told in real time and presented in a single take. Interview with director Justin McConnell

The 8 p.m. Screening Block is sponsored by GAPC Entertainment


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