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

Here are some photos from today’s screening at the Ottawa Indie Fest : Canadian Documentary Shorts screening at the 26th annual One World Film Festival at the National Gallery.

Curators Ed Kucerak, Blair Campbell, Jith Paul and Filmmakers Jennifer Robbins, Mar Y Sol and Howard Adler. Photo: Emily Ramsay

Curators Ed Kucerak, Blair Campbell, Jith Paul and filmmakers Jennifer Robbins, Mar Y Sol and Howard Adler. Photo: Emily Ramsay

The 26th annual One World Film Festival programme centrefold featuring Ottawa Indie Fest's Short Documentary Screening

The 26th annual One World Film Festival programme centrefold featuring Ottawa Indie Fest’s Short Documentary Screening Photo: Jith Paul

Congratulations to Mar Y Sol whose short film 'Sayachapis', about a residential school survivor who now lives in isolation on Indian Island was awarded Best of Fest (Short Film) by the jury of the 26th annual One World Film Festival this evening. She is pictured here with festival manager Jessica Ruano.

Congratulations to Mar Y Sol whose short film ‘Sayachapis’, about a residential school survivor who now lives in isolation on Indian Island was awarded Best of Fest (Short Film) by the jury of the 26th annual One World Film Festival this evening. She is pictured here with festival manager Jessica Ruano. Photo: Jith Paul

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

howardadlerHoward 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.

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

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

OIFE-1-JumpStart2015The SAWVideo JumpStart 2015 Screening was a presentation of new short narrative and documentary works by local emerging video artists who participated in the JumpStart Mentorship Grant program. The screening took place at Club SAW on May 14, 2015. This year’s screening featured works by Rebecca Garcia, Guillaume Leduc, Paola Della Malva, Morgana McKenzie, Cory & Gary Thibert and Caroline Yung mentored by Dan Gainsford, Lesley Marshall, Jacques M√©nard, Peter O’Rouke, Jith Paul and Ariel Smith. Also featured in the video recap is SAW Video’s director Penny McCann.

Videographers: Fangliang Xu and Jith Paul. Editor: Jith Paul.

First established in the 1980s, the JumpStart Mentorship Program is SAW Video‚Äôs longest standing grant program. It was expanded in 2009 into a revamped mentorship program aimed at connecting artists new to video with SAW Video‚Äôs community of independent video makers. ¬†More information available on SAW Video’s website.

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More videos from the series are available at OttawaIndieFilm.com.

07. April 2015 · Comments Off on #OttawaIndieFilm video series launches on April 7 · Categories: Ottawa Indie Filmmakers · Tags: , , , , ,
We have re-branded the festival. Please join us at the Ottawa CanadianūüćĀ Film Festival.

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs latest collaboration.

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

Read the rest of the blog post here.