Event Date: Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022
Location: Ottawa Art Gallery & Arts Court
Digi60 is a grassroots filmmakers’ festival, creating opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers to screen their work in a supportive, constructive peer environment while also allowing for professional development and feedback for their filmmaking.
Digi60 has two distinct focuses:
- Screening films as part of a festival theme. Filmmakers are provided a “catch” to base their film on, and are given a certain amount of days to complete the challenge. Usually for Digi60, that is 60 days (thus the 60 in our name). Those who complete the challenge and submit a film with a catch theme have their short film screened, including with juried evaluations. To participate in the challenge portion of the festival, filmmakers must register and follow the criteria laid out. Top films and filmmakers receive awards and prizes for their work, including mentorship, industry opportunities and workshops.
- Professional Development for new and emerging filmmakers. Digi60 facilitates a series of film and TV industry focused workshops, panels and information sessions throughout the year, focusing on essential elements of filmmaking. This allows filmmakers to network and interact with professionals in the film and TV industry including: producers, directors, distributors, actors, agents, sponsors and writers. We aim to support the Ottawa film and television industry by providing mentorship and skills building opportunities for those who wish to pursue this industry as a profession. All our professional development opportunities are pay-what-you-can or by donation.