The Youth Perspective: What I saw at The Ottawa International Animation Festival

Article by Will McDonald This year was the 40th anniversary of The Ottawa International Animation Festival, and with over 2000 film entries, it really turned out well. The festival ran from Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, September 25 and was held at such locations as Saint…

SAW Video Resolution 2015 a "Reel" Hit

This year’s annual SAW Video showcase of twelve short films produced by the organization’s members consisted of largely moving, thought-provoking pieces by independent local filmmakers. These works were well-received by the audience and demonstrated the sizable crop of talent that this city has to offer….

"Scream All You Want" casts local performers in a chilling web series

Ottawa horror fans will be titillated and proud as a locally produced, written and directed horror/thriller web series is being released on YouTube later this week featuring local actors and creators. “Scream All You Want”  was created bu two local filmmakers and is an independent production…

Sample European Culture Right Here in Ottawa!

For the next two weeks, Ottawa audiences have the unique opportunity to sample some of the best independent films coming out of the EU. The European Union Film Festival is hosted by the Canadian Film Institute (the oldest film institution in Canada) and takes place…

A documentary about social media for social change that is showing at the Mayfair in Ottawa on the 25th of September: ‘With Glowing Hearts – The #van2010 Social Media Story’ More information can be found on Facebook right here. Here is some insight, and a…

The dead live as the Mayfair Theatre presents NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE OCT. 29 Special event pairs the original zombie classic with live music, sound and dialogue Video introduction by director George A. Romero! Advance tickets now on sale at the Mayfair box…

        The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is offering a variety of activities for all ages at this year’s festival, which runs from October 20 to 24, 2010. More than 27,000 film buffs, art lovers, producers, and cartoon fans from around the world are descending…

THIS JUST IN! We have the  Top Secret “CATCH” for this year’s DIGI60 Film Festival entries: DIGI60 is Ottawa’s original Digital Film Festival.  Started in 2004 by Andrew Smith, the festival has been run four times: in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. DIGI60 challenges Ottawa-area…