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Limited quantity – OIFF \”Early Bird\” Industry Pass

1:37 pm in Festival News, News Release

OIFF is in full swing and set to screen an excellent range of films between August 16th – 19th, 2012 right here in the Nation\’s Capital.  A full schedule for all films can be found here:  http://oiff.ca/schedule/

At this time, The Ottawa International Film Festival is offering 50 \”EARLY BIRD FESTIVAL PASSES\” at $95 which will provide full access to the entire festival including:

  • EXCLUSIVE EVENING OF BOURBON TASTING COURTESY OF OUR SPONSOR BEAM INC.
  • August 16th, 17th, 18th:  Access to all screenings at Empire Theatres
  • August 18th: Industry After-Party
  • August 18th: Special event film presentation of “THE DAY\” + Q&A with Producer, Rob Menzies + after party at the Arc Hotel
  • August 19th: Closing party – OIFF Music Video Challenge at Babylon

Please follow this link to secure your reservation: http://oiff.myshopify.com/products/oiff-early-bird-industry-pass-95

It is with high hopes that we have peaked your interest into supporting The Ottawa International Film Festival and supporting the Nation\’s Capital as a film friendly destination.

Warmest regards,
Nina Bains
Executive Director, The Ottawa International Film Festival

Wakefield Film Fest to Close with Local Premiere Screening of Payback

9:49 am in Industry News

\"PaybackThe Canadian media and film industry are buzzing with the release of Jennifer Baichwal\’s Payback, a filmic rumination on the visionary book of essays about systems of wealth, justice and reparation by Margaret Atwood. The film, which premiered in the World Cinema Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and took a cinematography prize there, will receive its local premiere as the closing presentation of the Wakefield International Film Festival (WIFF), this Sunday April 1st, at 5:30pm.

Read more: Wakefield Film Fest to Close with Local Premiere Screening of Payback

10 French films to premiere at Diverciné festival

12:06 pm in Industry News

Ottawa Citizen

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Photograph by: Anja Karadeglija , The Ottawa Citizen

ByTowne Cinema kicks off a showcase of 10 French-language films Friday, March 2 in the Diverciné Film Festival. The series, which is organized by the federal government, the Embassy of France and various francophone groups in Canada, features French-language films from around the world that are rarely seen here.

Tickets to each film cost $6, and a festival passport good for all films is $30, at the box office. For more information and to see clips of the movies, go to www.bytownecinema.ca.

A list of premieres is available @ Ottawa Citizen: 10 French films to premiere at Diverciné festival

Gay-lesbian film fest set to kick off

1:02 pm in Industry News

A movie about a British Victorian-era lesbian opens the Inside Out Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film and Video Festival Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the National Gallery of Canada. Anne Lister lived from 1791 to 1840 and The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister is based on her journals, which she wrote in code to keep her longings secret. The festival, which runs until Dec. 5, showcases films featuring themes and relationships about lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people.

For a complete list, go to www.inside-out.ca/ottawa10/english/schedule.html.Tickets to Lister are $16 and $11 for other films, or $33 for a festival pass; they can be purchased through the website or at Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Films will be shown at the National Gallery or SAW Gallery.

Inside Out Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film and Video Festival

9:35 am in Festival and Event Industry, Industry News

Inside Out is pleased to announce programming for the fourth edition of the Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film and Video Festival, which will take place at the National Gallery of Canada. With films from 14 countries and a record number of community partners, Inside Out is ready to bring the world to the Nation’s capital. Inside Out is the largest queer film organization in the country. In addition to film festivals and touring programs, Inside Out nurtures the next generation of image-makers with a national scholarship program and the award-winning Queer Video Mentorship Program.

Inside Out has grown to become Ottawa-Gatineau’s largest queer event after Pride and the third largest film festival in the city. In only four years, the Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film and Video Festival has become a cultural force in the city, bringing to the screen our achievements, our struggles and our determination.

Read the full press release on Ottawa Start: Inside Out Ottawa-Gatineau LGBT Film and Video Festival

Free Thinking Film Festival breaks ground

9:59 am in Festival and Event Industry, Industry News

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

Canada\’s first film festival to celebrate \”limited government, free market economics and the dignity of the individual\” kicks off Friday in Ottawa.

The Free Thinking Film Festival, sponsored by Ottawa\’s Free Thinking Film Society, will take place Nov. 12 to 14 at Library and Archives Canada, and will feature three galas, and 19 films. There will also be a Free Thinking Alley where attendees can buy books, DVDs and food.

Full story: Free Thinking Film Festival breaks ground

Metro Minute at One World film fest

9:23 am in Festival and Event Industry, Industry News

TRACEY TONG | METRO OTTAWA

For more than two decades, the World Inter-Action Mondiale has been raising awareness about social issues through its annual One World Film Festival.

The festival returns Friday through Sunday at Library and Archives Canada at 395 Wellington St. with 10 new documentaries over three days. “Documentary films have the power to expand what people know about the world they live in,” said festival co-chair Carolyn Elliott-Magwood.

More on the Metro Ottawa website: Metro Minute at One World film fest

U.K. WINS BIG AT 2010 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

1:50 pm in Festival News, News Release

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The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) comes to an end with a highly anticipated closing ceremonies which were held this evening at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. OIAF organizers announced the 2010 winners of the official competition during the ceremonies.

This year’s OIAF, which were held from October 20 to 24, was a tremendous success. The festival was packed with special screenings, sold out workshops and high profile networking events such as TAC (Television Animation Conference) and the “Students-for-Hire” Animation School Fair.

The OIAF is a major international film event that attracts more than 27,000 film buffs, art lovers, producers, and cartoon fans from around the world. Although the final numbers are not yet officially in, there are strong indications that this year’s festival reached the highest attendance to date.

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Mad rush for animation festival

1:18 pm in Festival News, Festivals in the News

STEVE COLLINS | METRO OTTAWA

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With the Ottawa International Animation festival opening today, organizers worked overtime to get ready for an expected 27,000 cartoon enthusiasts.

“The staff has been up late trying to get everything ready in time,” said festival managing director Kelly Neall. “It’s always a mad rush at the end to prepare everything, but we’re almost there. Everybody’s pretty excited.”

Full Story: Mad rush for animation festival

Cartoons and beyond: Festival features everything from edgy animated rooftop sex to short films from Disney and Pixar

1:08 pm in Festival News, Festivals in the News

Steven Mazey, The Ottawa Citizen

Anyone who thinks that animation is an art form strictly for children should have a look at Roof Sex, a short, sharp, cheekily amusing American film in which two livingroom chairs have a wild time together on an apartment building rooftop, without using upholstery covers for protection.

It\’s just one of dozens of edgy pieces among the more than 140 films from around the world that will be on Ottawa screens as part of the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The annual festival opens today and runs to Oct. 24, at venues that include the ByTowne Cinema and the National Gallery of Canada.

The festival includes family and children-oriented screenings, including short films from Disney, Pixar and Ottawa\’s Amberwood Entertainment, but festivalgoers will also see a wide range of films that are decidedly not recommended for children — films with serious themes that include mental illness and abusive fathers.

Full story: Cartoons and beyond