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Morgana McKenzie

Morgana McKenzie at #OIVA2015, photo by Timothy I. Smith

Morgana McKenzie was awarded the Best Director under 25 award (sponsored by Ottawa Indie Fest) at the inaugural Ottawa Independent Video Awards #OIVA2015 gala on April 11th. ¬†We couldn’t agree more with the jury’s statement that she “displays incredible maturity, depth and technical sophistication for someone so young.” ¬†Morgana¬†writes about her experience in her blog.

Here is the complete list of #OIVA2015 award winners:

Congratulations to last night’s winners of the inaugural Ottawa Independent Video Awards:Best Director, Documentary: …

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Meet the winners of the first ever Ottawa Independent Awards!

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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.

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

Watch for this series of videos profiling local filmmakers and their films. ¬†Here’s a preview of the filmmakers profiled in¬†the first season:¬†Cory Thibert, Gary Thibert,¬†Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull, Fangliang Xu,¬†Rhiana Chinapen, Howard Adler, Roger D. Wilson and Bonnie Robinson.


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