Ottawa Canadian Film Festival (OCanFilmFest2019)

November 1, 2019

November 2, 2019


Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa


Events Description

The Ottawa Canadian Festival is pleased to announce our third annual festival taking place on November 1 and 2 at the Arts Court Theatre in the heart of Ottawa’s art district.

This year’s film festival program consists of 3 feature-length films and 11 short films.

Noteworthy short films include:

Girl in the Hallway – Director: Valerie Barnhart (Ottawa)
A man who bore witness to the circumstances surrounding a child’s disappearance struggles with the weight of his silence and inaction. [Documentary, True Crime, Film Noir. Animation, Hybrid-2D stop motion]

Overgrowth – Director: Christian Belisle (Ottawa)
A couple take a hike to an old ruin and in the process discover how much their relationship has changed. [Narrative, Winner – Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Ensemble Acting, Digi60 2018]

Newborn – Director: Ray Savaya (Toronto)
A couple welcomes their first born son into the world. Tensions slowly arise over a disagreement which lead them into questioning their identity. [Narrative, Winner, CBC Short Film Face-off 2018]

Feature films:

The Mayor of Comedy: A Canadian Stand-Up Story
An eye-opening documentary that follows Canadian comedian Sandra Battaglini as she travels the country interviewing the biggest names in the comedy business and attempts to discover why stand-up isn’t considered an artform in Canada.

Trouble In The Garden
Raven, a radical eco-activist is jailed for protesting development on disputed Indigenous land. Long estranged from her adoptive family, she never imagined her brother Colin would be the one to bail her out. Compelled to stay at his suburban home, she discovers he’s in real estate – pre-selling houses on the very land she’s trying to save.

Nose to Tail
A talented but abrasive chef struggles mightily with his personal demons and the relentless pressures of running a high-end restaurant in a desperate bid to beat the odds and save the business that he’s sacrificed virtually everything in his life to build.

“We are lucky to live in a city that hosts so many different film festivals throughout the year.” says Ottawa Canadian Film Festival president Jith Paul. “What makes OCanFilmFest unique is that we focus exclusively on Canadian films — excellent, compelling, thought-provoking, entertaining films by Canadian writers and directors from across the country. This year’s line-up features, films of various genres and lengths so there’s something for almost everyone.”

The Ottawa Canadian Film Festival (OCanFilmFest) is a cultural, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to recognize, promote and celebrate the art of cinema by showcasing Canadian films and filmmakers. Our mission is grounded in the belief that Canadian film and filmmakers are distinctive and vital to our country’s culture and the development of the local economy.

Who is it for?



Tickets : $10-$35

$10 per film screening block or $35 for a festival pass.

How to get tickets?

Buy online

At the door: At the door, Cash only



Date: Friday November 1, 2019 to Saturday November 2, 2019

Friday 7pm
Saturday 2:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm, 8pm

Venue & Address

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2

Wheelchair accessible

Street Parking

Paid Parking

Accessible by Public Transport

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