Festivals in the News
[Ottawa Citizen] The Ottawa International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night with its annual music-video contest for local musicians. The quality over the 10 videos included in the competition varied, but the best really were well made, and ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] The hype surrounding the two largest women’s team sporting events on the planet landed elegantly on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, with volunteers in the spotlight. By the time organizing teams are set up for the women’s FIFA World ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] Opera Lyra, the Ottawa Senators Foundation and the Italian-Canadian Community Centre have teamed up to host Hockey Night at the Opera, a fundraising gala Oct. 30 at Sala San Marco Banquet Hall on Preston Street.
[Ottawa Citizen] Michael Winter tried writing historical fiction but discovered he’s not very good at writing about the past. “I tried it and my wife read it and said, ‘This is the worst. You’re trying to be the Cormac McCarthy of ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] Review: It was a welcome homecoming for some of Ottawa’s best known comics Saturday night as Centrepointe Theatre hosted part of the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival.
[Ottawa Citizen] The area rural fairs close for the year with Metcalfe’s this weekend, following Carp’s 150th a week ago. In small fairgrounds here and in places like Spencerville, Navan and Richmond, the promise of the ferris wheel’s ... read more »
[Ottawa Magazine] What are you most excited about for the Ottawa International Film Festival? I’m excited about something every single day! Hard to pinpoint exactly one thing that excites me. What are you most proud of? My two beautiful ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] A documentary film on the Occupy movement to be screened at the One World Film Festival in Ottawa promises “a coherent and convincing account of the movement,” which is more than the Occupiers themselves ever provided.
[Ottawa Citizen] This city has “doubled” for American cities in feature films so many times that it’s almost become a cliché to report it. But the films that are passing Ottawa off as just another U.S. city are rarely easy to find at your ... read more »
[Ottawa Citizen] You knew it wasn’t going to be a stuffy literary event when Margaret Atwood, sensing she was being photographed, began making bunny ears behind her luncheon mates, Hattie Klotz and Sean Wilson.