The world in one city

Waterscapes

Rivers, lakes, waterfalls, a canal – Ottawa has it all!

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Big City

Ottawa has doubled for Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia – even Los Angeles!

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Unique Spaces

Film-friendly locations you won’t find anywhere else.

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Rural

The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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THE WORLD IN ONE CITY

Urban & Industrial

Gritty locations that are sure to add character to your production.

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Rural

The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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Trails & Pathways

With over 600 kilometres of multi-use paths, you’re sure to find what you need.

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Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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Who We Are

The Film Office focuses on the continued development, retention, competitiveness, and enhancement of the city’s film and television industry. It also promotes the region as a preferred industry destination and supports the development and growth of the local industry.

Location Support

Don't know where to start? We help foreign (and local) producers find the locations, crew, and services they need to make their production a success.

Resources

Whether you’re looking for local crew, equipment, hotels or other resources, Ottawa has everything you need to make your project come in on time and on budget.

Business Development

We work with local producers and screen-based companies to help them expand and attract new projects to the National Capital Region.

Industry Promotion

We're working towards making sure that Ottawa's screen-based media industry is no longer one of the city's best kept secrets.

From the Blog

Learn more about Ottawa's film and television industry

Commissioners Park

Starting at the southern edge of the neighbourhood, we find ourselves in the peaceful surroundings of Commissioners Park. The almost 9-hectare park, managed by the National Capital Commission, was built between the 1920s and 1950s on the former site of J.R. Booth’s lumberyard. Each spring, park visitors are greeted by an array of over 250,000 […]

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So, you want to be a production accountant?

With so many career options in the film and television industry, it can be overwhelming to figure out where you should apply your skills. Our industry Q&As with local crew provide an introduction to the different career paths available in the industry, helping you find what you’re passionate about and providing advice and tips that’ll […]

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10 made-in-Ottawa productions you can stream from home

Last year when the pandemic hit and most of the production industry came to a halt, we wrote about some of the locally-made live-action and animation productions you can watch from the comfort (and safety) of your home. These were our most-read blog posts of 2020, confirming our belief that in addition to supporting local […]

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