26. August 2015 · Comments Off on CBC Ottawa presents Cinema Shorts 2015 · Categories: Short Films · Tags: , ,


CBC Ottawa presents Cinema Shorts 2015, an hour-long screening of short films from emerging filmmakers in the Ottawa area as part of its annual Absolutely Ottawa Summer series. The featured films this year include:

Failed and Waste of a Fall by Marina Bruno
Lucky Sam by Islam Balba
​The Big Lemming by Mosha Folger
Love by Jennifer Stanhope
Emily by Joshua Demers and Shannon Fewster

Tune in to CBC TV Ottawa on Saturday August 29th at 7pm.

Update: The complete episode is now available online.

22. August 2015 · Comments Off on Human Library Stories – CBC Ottawa Documentary · Categories: Documentaries · Tags: , ,

Human Library Stories is a documentary showcasing some of the human ‘Books’ who participated in Ottawa’s Human Library, an annual event that has been offered in partnership with CBC Ottawa and the Ottawa Public Library since 2012.  During the Human Library, people (readers) “borrow” people (books) for a one-on-one conversation about a specific subject or experience.  The documentary airs on CBC TV Ottawa on Saturday, August 22 at 7 p.m. as part of the Absolutely Ottawa series.

Update – August 23/2015: The documentary in its entirety is now available online on CBC’s website.


06. August 2015 · Comments Off on Bonnie Robinson’s ‘Four-Wheeled Furies’ · Categories: Documentaries · Tags: , , ,

The documentary Four-Wheeled Furies follows the Rideau Valley Roller Girls (RVRG) and the fascinating world of roller derby. These Ottawa-area women aren’t simply skating around in circles; they’re aggressive, sometimes downright nasty, and focused on three things: winning, having fun and giving back to the community. — CBC

Four-Wheeled Furies airs on CBC TV Ottawa on Saturday August 8th at 7pm.

Director Bonnie Robinson was one of the filmmakers profiled in Season 1 of our series OttawaIndieFilm.


Secret War, a documentary about veterans who join an equine therapy program will have its broadcast television premiere on CBC Ottawa on Saturday August 1st at 7pm as part of the channel’s Ottawa Docs 2015.  Recent graduates from the Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program, Fangliang Xu, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Shannon Lough created the short film last fall as part of the documentary class taught by Michael Ostroff.

Here’s a clip of the film posted on CBC’s Absolutely Ottawa page.

We interviewed the filmmakers earlier this year for the second episode of our #OttawaIndieFilm series.  Here’s our Season 1 recap vid for the series.

Tune in to CBC Ottawa on Saturday August 1 at 7pm for Ottawa Docs.