The world in one city


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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The countryside is only a short drive from downtown Ottawa.

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Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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Historical Buildings

The locations you need to bring your period drama to life.

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Cultural Spaces

World-class galleries, theatres, and museums help Ottawa stand out as a cultural centre.

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Parliamentary Precinct

Film on Parliament Hill or at one of the historic government buildings nearby.

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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.


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

Ottawa Film Office Announces 2020-2021 Board

OTTAWA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 BOARD Local entrepreneur Kevin Bourne joins distinguished Board comprised of leaders in business, tourism, and economic development Ottawa, September 1, 2020 – The Ottawa Film Office, the local not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing Ottawa’s film and television industry, is pleased to announce the re-election of several Board members. In addition […]

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What Ottawa’s new Film By-Law means for you

Ottawa City Council recently approved a new Film By-Law that will help streamline the film permitting process. We know this will be a period of transition for many – our office, the City, location managers and filmmakers – and we’re striving to make this process as smooth and seamless as possible. We encourage all filmmakers […]

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10 ways to support Ottawa’s arts, culture, and heritage sectors

We were pleased to collaborate with OMIC, Arts Network Ottawa, Ottawa Arts Council, and Ottawa Festivals to create this list of ways to support the local arts, culture, and heritage sectors. We hope you’ll continue supporting local artists until we can once again gather in theatres, music venues, galleries, and other cultural facilities, 

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