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

Historical Buildings

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

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Small Town

Small town charm in a capital city.

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Lansdowne Park

A unique and historic attraction blending an outdoor stadium, heritage buildings, green space, and shops.

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Office Space

Whether you're looking for a hip start-up office, an upscale law firm, or something in between, Ottawa has every type of office space your project could need.

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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

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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So, you want to be a music composer?

Ever heard a film or television theme song, or another piece of music, and was transported back to when you first heard it? Maybe it’s the recognizable notes from Star Wars, Jaws, Halloween or Jurassic Park that conjure that memory or feeling. From comedy to horror, music has a way of evoking powerful emotions in […]

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