[Source: OIFF press release]
Ottawa, CANADA – July 25, 2011 – The Ottawa Film Festival (OIFF) is proud to announce their Official Film selections for the 2nd annual edition, which takes place at the Empire Theatres at the World Exchange Plaza from August 18-21. Filmmakers of Internationally and Canadian-made feature and short films will be attending the various Canadian, Ottawa and World premieres.
“It is a real privilege for us to introduce these films to the Ottawa audience. Our program is a wonderful example of the incredible talent we have in Ottawa and it reflects the diversity of filmmakers across Canada and around the world,” said Nina Bains, Executive Director of OIFF, “We are really excited to screen several world premieres, which will help establish the Nation’s Capital as a great place for cinema.”
“I’m very proud of this year’s line up of films. We will showcase a number of great shorts and feature films that mirror the festival’s image in terms of independent cinema – a celebration of our homegrown filmmakers with extra added international flavors,” commented Martin Forcier, OIFF Programmer.
Starring Henry Winkler, Graham Green, DJ Qualls, and Paolo Mancini, the comedy Running Mates (dir. Thomas Michael, USA) about two best friends who run against each to be the mayor of their home town, will make its Canadian premiere on Saturday August 20.