Bonnie Robinson is the founder of YOW Productions. A professional writer, producer and director, on today’s episode of #OttawaIndieFilm she talks about her favourite types of films to make and where she likes to go to see movies in Ottawa. She also reminds us that making films is most often a collaborative endeavour and has some great tips for aspiring filmmakers looking to plug into the local filmmaker community.
Howard Adler is a filmmaker and curator and founder of Ottawa’s Asinabka Film Festival. Howard tells us about his first experience with video editing in high school, how he worked with a group of friends to start a new film festival and what makes Ottawa an amazing place for a media artist.
Filmmaker 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.
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.”
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